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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of

Oklahoma. 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.




Introduction


Oklahoma is a part of the South Central region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

Arkansas / Louisiana / Mississippi / Oklahoma / Texas.


All editors in the state are required to have a non usa_username, have their private messaging turned on, and turn live users on in the layers tool. Please pay attention to the chat window in the lower right hand part of the screen. You can find useful info there and ask questions.



Mapping resources


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Before editing the maps in

Oklahoma, 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.

Traffic / Closure Resources

County Specific Resources

  • Outline of All Counties
    • Install the WME Geometries script.
    • Download this file, go to your "Areas" tab and load it.
    • If you want county names to be displayed change line 159 from "50" to "100"
  • Cleveland County
    • Assessor Map: Clunky, but has good street names for rural and urban areas
  • Deleware County

City Specific Resources


Community


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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

Oklahoma.

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

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


Cities and towns


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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.


The 77 counties in Oklahoma are home to numerous cities, towns, and unincorporated communities. See Counties in Oklahoma, Cities in Oklahoma, Towns in Oklahoma, and Unincorporated Communities in Oklahoma for proper naming information.


Major roads


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


Functional classification

Oklahoma is participating in the new Functional Classification.

Note: The Oklahoma DOT Maps are the official maps that should be followed for functional classification in the state of Oklahoma. The INCOG maps may not be approved by the FHWA and should only be used to reference in new construction where the DOT maps do not have the road.

Frontage roads along Freeways should be matched to FC. If FC does not list the frontage road, type it as a Primary Street.

Turnarounds (u-turns under/over freeways), should be named "Turnaround" and matched to FC. If FC does not list the Turnaround, match it to the lowest road type that it touches - similar to AGCs.

Road naming

Interstates = I-XX
US Highway = US-XX
State Highway = SH-XX
County Road = Varies by county, see Oklahoma/Counties for further guidance

Interstates throughout the state

  • I-35 Texas to Kansas
  • I-40 Texas to Arkansas
  • I-44 Texas to Missouri
  • I-235 Spur through Oklahoma City
  • I-240 Spur between Oklahoma City and Moore
  • I-244 Bypass of Tulsa
  • I-444 Auxiliary to I-244 in Tulsa

Turnpikes throughout the state

All turnpike segments and on-ramps should be marked 'Toll Road' so users are not directed on to them with Avoid Toll Roads selected.

  • Cherokee Turnpike (US-412) between east of US-69 to near the Arkansas border
  • Chickasaw Turnpike (SH-1) two lane turnpike between Ada and Suphur
  • Cimarron Turnpike (US-412) between I-35 and US-64
  • Creek Turnpike (SH-364) spur in the Tulsa Metro
  • H. E. Bailey Turnpike (I-44) from Texas to near Oklahoma City
  • John Kilpatrick Turnpike spur in the Oklahoma City Metro
  • Indian Nation Turnpike from I-40 to near the Texas border
  • Muskogee Turnpike (SH-351) from SH-51 to I-40
  • Turner Turnpike (I-44) from Oklahoma City to Tulsa
  • Will Rogers Turnpike (I-44) from Tulsa to Missouri state line


In Oklahoma 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.

Oklahoma Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segment
 Major Highway  4
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5


Special roads


Drivable roads

Oklahoma 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.

Specific Oklahoma Guidelines

Railroads mapped in Oklahoma should follow the current standard of editing. All crossings should be connected to drivable segments accordingly. If no crossing exists, elevate the segment accordingly.

ONLY enter a name for the railroad segment if the tracks are historical in nature, a major landmark, or a routine destination for Wazers. In OK, very few segments should be named and most 'routine destinations' will be covered by a Place point/area for the train station.

The Waze app now renders railroad tracks as such so naming serves little purpose any longer.


Military bases

There are multiple Armed Forces bases and facilities in Oklahoma. If you have questions concerning any military base in the state, please do not hesitate to ask. All military bases in the state are set to the current private installation standard.

  • All gates at the military bases are set to private road in/street out with some gates having restrictions on them for the various gate closures.
  • If you know of any changes in the hours of a gate, please let a US Champ know and they will adjust it accordingly.
  • All gates are locked at a rank of 5 or 6.

Landmarks approved for military bases are:

  • Commissary
  • PX/BX
  • Gas stations
  • Parks
  • Museums



Closures


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.



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.


Places


Oklahoma 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.


Cameras


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

Oklahoma.

There are no Red Light Cameras or Speed Cameras in Oklahoma.

Contrary to popular belief, these cameras do not sit on the top of lights at an intersection. These cameras mounted on traffic signals are used as part of the signal control. These compare sequential images of the intersection approach to determine if there is a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, etc) waiting and will trigger the sequence. These devices CANNOT issue tickets.

Oklahoma is spanned by a data network dedicated to monitoring and handling traffic. There are traditional traffic monitoring cameras and traffic monitoring radar units covering most of the major highways in the state. These send live feeds to the various traffic agencies around the state and are for monitoring traffic only. Uses of the data and network include issuing Amber/Silver alerts, travel time notifications, and special warnings and information.




Based on information researched at the time this page was created,

Waze editors have not determined the legality of red light or speed cameras in

Oklahoma.

No other camera types should be mapped in Waze.


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.

Want to help out with the map in Oklahoma? Check out the list below. Be sure to ask questions to your fellow editors and seek out advice in chat or in the forums. Please adhere to the rules for editing. Parking lot roads do not need to go through gas stations. The gas station area suppresses traffic so map problems (MP) do not show up in the editor.

  • Read the Waze wiki
  • Solve URs
  • Clean up map errors in the area you are most familiar with
  • Clean up map errors in rural areas around your home area

See Oklahoma/To do for specific To-Do's and their current status.


Area Managers


The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in

Oklahoma. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers

Oklahoma, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in

Oklahoma, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for

Oklahoma 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.

Oklahoma — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): [RC] karlcr9911 (PM)
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (South Central region)
(Add to or edit Country and State sections of table)
karlcr9911(6) [PM] Profile L6.png US South Central RC BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge LocalChamp.png
Texas
State Managers (South Central region)
turnertr(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide Badge StateManager.png
Based in Muskogee, OK
okladriver(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide Badge StateManager.png
Central Oklahoma
michelle-s(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Statewide Badge StateManager.png
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)


camrun91(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Mustang Yukon Central Oklahoma
Diontkdg(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Jackson County Altus Area
martygwilliams(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Okmulgee County Okmulgee Area


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


tfvc.org(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Oklahoma City Area
dsjeffries(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Tulsa Area
chyron8472(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Tulsa Area
darkwr41th(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Tulsa / Bartlesville
deltamanx(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Elk City


Other states and territories


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