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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of Indiana. Review all the sections to better understand how the guidelines for this state might deviate from the overall USA or worldwide guidelines. If you have any comments or questions about this page or state refer to the community links below.

Speed Limits are now editable in Waze Map Editor. Please take care to correctly fill in as much Speed Limit data as you can accurately. If you are unsure, leave it blank until you can confirm.


Indiana is a part of the Great Lakes region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

Illinois / Indiana / Michigan / Ohio / Wisconsin.

Mapping resources


Before editing the maps in Indiana, be sure to fully review and understand the editing manual.

The Waze user community follows the Waze etiquette guidelines discussed in the Wiki. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these guiding principals while editing the maps and this Wiki, as well as when communicating with other Waze users.

Speed Limits:

INDOT Districts:

Note: links are to Indiana Major City GIS resources unless otherwise indicated

County GIS resources unless otherwise indicated











The Waze forum is a great place to find answers to previously asked questions and also a place to ask new ones. Below are links to the forums specific to Indiana.

Area Managers for Indiana can be found in the table below.

New editors should consider checking into the formal mentoring program available at no charge.

  • Google HangOuts

Indiana editors heavily use Google Hangouts for communication. Please PM jdeyoung or Roadtechie if you edit in Indiana and would like to participate.

  • Outreach

If you send an Outreach message to a new Editor please log that communication into the Indiana Editor Outreach List Google Sheet

Cities and towns


One of the most common errors when editing the maps is when an editor creates a road and does not confirm the road by setting the city and road name (or stating it has none).

Duplicate cities can be caused by incorrectly named segments and should be corrected following the guidelines in the duplicate cities article.

Census Designated Places webpage link:

See Indiana/Cities and towns for guidance in Indiana that may not be universal to all other states and territories.

Major roads

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Indiana follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

Great Lakes Minimum Road Lock Standard

Minimum Road Lock Standard
Segment Type Direction Lock
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  HCS*
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  One-way 3
Two-way 2
 Private Road 
One-way 2
Two-way 1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   2
 ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        |||||||| Runway ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||  5
Other Named Types 1
Segment Group Lock
Construction Areas
(changes without aerial images)


  • HCS - Highest Connecting Segment

Additional Info

See Indiana/Major roads for additional information on the regional standards in this section.

Special roads

Drivable roads

Indiana follows the standard USA guidelines for all of the following special road types.

Non-drivable roads

Review the Wiki guidelines for non-drivable roads to ensure compliance with the general guidelines.

Good background definition on County Roads:

See Indiana/Special roads for guidance in Indiana that may not be universal to all other states and territories.


When managing a section of roadway under construction or being closed for a major event, follow the Wiki guidelines on construction zones and Real time closures.

INDOT posts road closures and road reports to the Indiana Traveler Information.

Indianapolis maintains their own Road and Street Closures page.

Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) maintains a listserv for their projects and closures: INDOT Projects and Closures Mail List .

Major Construction Projects

The Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project

I-69 status for Indiana

A few more Major projects currently in Indiana

Update Requests

An Update Request (UR) is a Map Issue reported by a user from the Waze client app. It is also a layer in the Map Editor. See update requests for more information.

Team UR Handling

2015-06-06: The Great Lakes Region has standardized on a UR response system after extended discussion in the forum.


NOTE: all day values are relative to the date the FIRST editor response is sent to the reporter.

Response Timeline

  • Day 0: the first editor who is able to respond to UR should attempt to resolve the UR. If they are successful, they should comment as such in the UR and mark it closed. If more information from the reporter is required to make progress towards closure, a response should be sent to the reporter containing the information needed for resolution
  • Day 4+: polite reminders should be sent to reporters who have not responded to the initial at any time, provided at least four full days have elapsed since the initial response was sent
  • Day 8+: URs may be noted as closed due to lack of reporter response at any time, provided at least four full days have elapsed since the followup message was sent

Shared Ownership:

  • All editors are considered to have equal ownership of and responsibility for all URs in the Great Lakes Region.
  • All editors, regardless if they have worked the UR previously, may send any of the responses describe above, provided they adhere the minimum time spacing guidance between responses.
  • All editors are explicitly encouraged to attempt resolving URs at any point during their lifecycle, even if others happen to be actively working it at the same time


  • The ideal timeline for UR response is when responses are sent as early as the minimum required time spacing between messages permits; experience has reliably shown that UR response rates are much higher when editors are able to send responses promptly
  • While strongly recommended, it is not required to send the followup message.

Process Chart

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Indiana follows the USA standard for Places. Do not deviate from the guidelines without first obtaining consensus to do so via the state forum linked on this page.


Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:

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    a speed camera takes a photograph of a vehicle when it passes by the camera at too high a speed.
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    a red light camera takes a photograph of a vehicle that enters an intersection after the light is red. In some areas, it takes the photograph when a vehicle is not clear of the intersection some period after the light turns red.

Be sure to know your cameras before accepting new camera reports.

When adding a camera, be sure to review the camera placement recommendations.

Laws regarding speed and red light cameras vary between the states and territories, so be sure to understand the details of camera legality in Indiana.

The Indiana State Constitution does not allow speed / traffic / red light cameras in Indiana. The only cameras allowed by state law are for toll-booth areas only for enforcement of non-payment.

To do list

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Many states and territories keep an active list of pending or closed actions that need to be done in the state by the editors. All editors are welcome to contribute to the list of activities.

Functional Classification

According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, Functional Classification is described as the following.

Functional classification is the process by which streets and highways are grouped into classes, or systems, according to the character of service they are intended to provide. Basic to this process is the recognition that individual roads and streets do not serve travel independently in any major way. Rather, most travel involves movement through a network of roads. It becomes necessary then to determine how this travel can be channelized within the network in a logical and efficient manner. Functional classification defines the nature of this channelization process by defining the part that any particular road or street should play in serving the flow of trips through a highway network. (FHWA Functional Classification Guidelines)

The easiest resource to use for Functional Classification data in Indiana is the Indiana Roadway Inventory site. To show Functional Class information, go to the Map Contents box in the lower left corner, click the checkmark next to Functional Class, and uncheck any other items that you would not want to see.

If you'd prefer offline PDFs, the Indiana Department of Transportation has maps for major cities and all counties in Indiana.

Functional Classification Chart

Refer to this chart to determine the road type of a given paved public road based on the functional class.

To use this chart, first determine the functional class of a road, and whether it is a signed, numbered highway in a particular highway system.

Where the column for the road's highway system and the row for the road's functional class meet, you will find the proper road type for that particular road.

A number of examples are given below the chart.

Highway Systems
Interstate Interstate Business Loop/Spur US Hwy (incl. some special routes) US Hwy BUS, SPUR, LOOP State Hwy (incl. some special routes) State Hwy BUS, SPUR[a], LOOP County Route Locally-maintained
example I-64 E I-94 BUS US-50 US-50 BUS IN-62 IN-62 BUS E CR-15 W Robertson St

Interstate 1  Fw  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Fwy or Expwy 2 (Controlled Access)[b] n/a  Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw 
Other Fwy or Expwy 2 (All others)[b] n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
Other Principal Arterial 3 n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
Minor Arterial 4 n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   Minor   Minor   Minor 
Major Collector 5 n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS   PS 
Minor Collector 6 n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS   PS 
Local/not mapped n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   Street   Street 

^a When a state highway "SPUR" route is used to connect a state highway with another state highway, a US highway, or an Interstate (i.e., when it is used as a connector/CONN route), use the first state highway column.

For example,

  • An Interstate Business Loop classified as a Minor Arterial is a  Major Highway .
  • A US Highway classified as a Minor Arterial is a  Major Highway .
  • A US Highway Spur route classified as a Minor Arterial is a  Minor Highway .
  • A State Highway classified as a Collector is a  Minor Highway .
  • A County Route classified as a Minor Arterial is a  Minor Highway .
  • A County Route classified as a Collector is a  Primary Street 
  • A locally-maintained road classified as an Other Principal Arterial is a  Major Highway .
  • A locally-maintained road classified as a Collector is a  Primary Street .

 Fw   Freeway 
 Major   Major Highway 
 Minor   Minor Highway 
 PS   Primary Street 
 Street   Street 

^b The following roads shall be classified as  Freeway :

  • All Interstate Highways.
    • This includes all roads classified in FHWA's functional classification as Interstates.
    • This includes three-digit Interstate spurs and loops (e.g., I-610; I-585).
    • This includes the few grade-intersected, undivided, and/or narrow portions of the Interstate Highway System.
    • This does not include Interstate Business Loops and Business Spurs (e.g., I-69 Business Loop), unless they meet the standards for Other Freeways and Expressways defined below.
  • Roads classified in FHWA's functional classification as Other Freeways and Expressways which meet the criteria of a controlled-access highway:
    • No at-grade crossings.
    • No at-grade intersections.
    • No direct property access.
    • No stop lights (except sometimes on ramps).
    • No stop signs.
    • Except at the beginning or end of the controlled-access roadway, connected to other roads exclusively by interchanges:
      • Entrance via ramps only, typically with acceleration zones.
      • Exit via ramps only, typically with deceleration zones.
      • Note: Many freeways continue as non-controlled-access roadways; the road should be set as Freeway until the point at which access becomes non-controlled.
    • Note: Indiana refers to some US-XXX and IN-XXX as Other Fwy or Expwy. Only set these roads to  Freeway  if they are fully controlled access. If they are NOT fully controlled access  Major Highway  shall be used.

Area Managers

The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in Indiana. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers Indiana, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Indiana, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Indiana is automatically listed at the top of the table. That editor may not be highly active in this state and therefore may not be listed separately in the table.

Indiana — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): GizmoGuy411 (PM) and SkiDooGuy (PM)
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Great Lakes region)
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BigBear3764(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Countrywide Badge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
TerryPurdue(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Countrywide Badge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
xanderb(5) [PM] Profile L5.png
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Countrywide Badge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.pngBadge MapRaider.png
State Managers (Great Lakes region)
jdeyoung(6) [PM] Profile L6.png
Statewide Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
roadtechie(5) [PM] Profile L5.png
Statewide Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.pngBadge MapRaider.png
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
phoenixhawke(4) [PM] Profile L4.png East Central LAM Badge AreaManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
Bruce1224(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Eastern Indiana, Parts of Ohio and Florida, North-south line from Michigan to Madison, IN, running through Huntington. Badge AreaManager.png
gunnargsd(5) [PM] Profile L5.png SE Indiana Badge AreaManager.png
umopapisdn(5) [PM] Profile L5.png AM for most of Southern Indiana, and a few other random locales Badge AreaManager.png
Benenmen(4) [PM] Profile L4.png LAM SE Indiana, Perry County , Crawford County Badge AreaManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
dchary2418(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Large Area Manager NW Indiana / INDOT La Porte District Badge AreaManager.png
Enfcer74(4) [PM] Profile L4.png LAM West Central Indiana Badge AreaManager.png
GadgetJ(4) [PM] Profile L4.png NE Indiana: Allen, Noble; St Cloud, MN Badge AreaManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
VernL4(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Lafayette, IN Badge AreaManager.png
fbisurveillancevan21(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Northern Half and East side of Johnson County, to include West Central Shelby County Badge AreaManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
ndgeek(3) [PM] Profile L3.png NE Indiana counties: St Joseph, Elkhart, LaGrange, Steuben Badge AreaManager.png
snowyhaijo(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Indianapolis Badge AreaManager.png
ndavis828(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Clinton, IN Badge AreaManager.png
MeridianHills(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Statewide Badge MapRaider.png

The following editors are also editing in the state and may be working towards an Area Manager position. Feel free to contact them for assistance in their respective areas.

Other Area Editors (Add to or edit this section)
Username General Editing Area Comments
Bill473(4) [PM] Profile L4.png East Central Indiana/West Central Ohio LAM SW Ohio
RonRover(4) [PM] Profile L4.png SE Indiana LAM SW Ohio
Aqualung812(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Columbus, Indiana
BobTheWikipedian(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Evansville, Indiana
fbisurveillancevan21(3) [PM] Profile L3.png South Central Indiana, Marion/Johnson Counties
MrVanMeter(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Kokomo, Indiana, Howard County
ScottG76(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Indianapolis, Indiana
NoWareMan9(1) [PM] Profile L1.png NE Indiana, Fort Wayne, Allen County

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