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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of Kansas. 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.

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Kansas is a part of the Plains region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

Iowa / Kansas / Minnesota / Missouri / Nebraska / North Dakota / South Dakota.

Mapping resources


Before editing the maps in Kansas, 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.

Functional Classification
GIS by County

See Kansas/Resources for guidance in Kansas that may not be universal to all other states and territories.



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 Kansas.

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

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

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.

Some states and territories manage a separate page on cities and towns to identify the specific city names that should be entered, and no others. For states that do not have a separate page to track the names, see this Wikipedia link and find the state or territory in question.

Major roads

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

Kansas uses the Functional Classification rules outlined in the Road_types/USA page

Lock Levels

Kansas uses lock levels common among the USA/Plains region.

In Kansas we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank (level) in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (areas with construction, tricky design, frequent mistakes, imaging inaccuracies, and the like), but should not be locked lower.

A great time to implement these locks is while bringing the road types of an area into compliance with the current US road type standards (FC and highway systems). Lock the roads based on type after they've been set to current US road type standards.

Kansas Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  4
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  Automatic (1)
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5

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

Special roads

Drivable roads

Kansas 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.

Guidelines that vary by state or territory

The following special roads are managed slightly uniquely in some states and territories. This state uses the following standard guidelines found in the Wiki.


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.

See Kansas/Closures for guidance in Kansas that may not be universal to all other states and territories.


Kansas 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.

Currently only the Waze client app can add cameras to the map. When adding a camera from the app, 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 Kansas.

Based on information researched at the time this page was created, Kansas does not have any laws regarding red light or speed cameras, therefore they may be present in the state.

No other camera types should be mapped in Waze. reference for KS (not official).


  • Missouri has instituted red-light cameras in the KC Metro area in the past, but at this time (May 2015) they have been deactivated pending Missouri Supreme Court cases to determine the legality. At this time, the1who has removed them. KCTV5 News Article

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.

Urban Area Functional Classification

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See Kansas/To do for guidance in Kansas that may not be universal to all other states and territories.

Area Managers

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

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Kansas 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.

Kansas — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): the1who (PM)
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Plains region)
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bretmcvey(5) [PM]
  Bret McVey
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Based in Omaha, NE
State Managers (Plains region)
autenil(4) [PM] Statewide Badge StateManager.png
Former resident of state, now in SoCal
bundlegut(4) [PM] Statewide Badge StateManager.png
Based in Wichita
Area Managers
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MPaxx(2) [PM] Wichita
TKinneys(3) [PM] Topeka Badge AreaManager.png
Based in Topeka
KC-Guardrail(3) [PM] KC Metro Badge AreaManager.png
Based in Bonner Springs KS
Starkreiten(2) [PM] Fort Riley Badge AreaManager.png
Based in Chapman KS

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