This page serves as the primary resource for editors of Maine. 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.
No general message at this time.
Maine is a part of the New England region, which includes the states and/or territories of:
Before editing the maps in Maine, 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.
The Maine Department of Transportation maintains a GIS map of all principle roads in the state.
This map should be treated as the definitive source for all Federal Functional Classification of roads and, therefore, of their Waze road type. MaineDOT does not uniformly map roads that are not subject to state or federal funding, which detail should be developed from town maps, satellite imagery, and user reports.
Maine has also assembled all the tax maps of every organized town and the unorganized areas into two .KML files for use with Google Earth and GIS Shapefiles:
The level of detail in these files varies from town to town, but often includes street addresses.
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 Maine.
- Maine section of Waze forum
- The New England region forum
- The USA section of Waze Forum
- The USA segment unlock requests
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).
Some states have a separate page to track and identify the major roads in the state, but at this time, this one does not have such a page.
Maine follows the standard USA guidelines for all of the following special road types.
- Divided highways and roadways
- Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes
- Roundabouts and traffic circles
- Dirt roads
- Toll roads
- Partial and scheduled restrictions
- Private installations and military bases
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.
The Federal Highway Administration keeps a website indexing all states that can provide highway and construction project information. Go to the page, find your state, and check the links for the desired information.
Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:
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 Maine.
Neither Red Light or Speed Cameras are legal in the state of Maine, please delete all you come across.
There are camera devices in use in the state, these are for traffic monitoring and data gathering. They are not used for ticketing purposes.
To do list
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.
This state does not currently have an active "to do" list at this time. Check in the Maine section of the Waze forums to discuss creating one.
The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in Maine. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers Maine, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Maine, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.
The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Maine 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.
|Maine — Area, State and Country Managers|
Regional Coordinator(s): orbitc (PM)
| Country Managers (New England region)|
|Orbitc(6) [PM]||Statewide|| |
|MojaveCactusMonkey(5) [PM]||Country Manager USA|| |
Available in ME. Also SM in CT/RI
|State Managers (New England region)|
|SkiDooGuy(6) [PM]||Statewide|| |
| Area Managers |
|Dmcrandall(5) [PM]||Kennebunk South|| |
|nivekeel(4) [PM]||Northern Maine|| |
|wx4wtf(3) [PM]||Southern Maine Area|| |
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