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Information related to using Waze in the State of Oklahoma. 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. Also, please sign into Slack.

This page is currently being constructed.

Cities and towns

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.

Road naming

Interstates = I-XX
US Highway = US-XX
State Highway = SH-XX
County Road = CR-XX

Note: There are "Country Streets" which follow a different naming system. Please fill in. 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

In OklahomaOld 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.

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

Cameras and Traffic Monitors

There are no Red Light Cameras and 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.

Military Bases

There multiple Air Force, Army, and Oklahoma National Guard 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 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 level 5 or 6.

Landmarks approved for military bases are:

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

To do list

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
  • Complete this wiki
    • Create a checklist for areas of work
    • Create a list for users to list their areas
    • Complete section discussing the naming of county roads

Browser Extensions

There are several browser extensions that can assist in your work. For new editors, WME Validator is a good place to start. It will highlight map errors that are not easy to spot on their own. A word of caution, it is tempting to try and fix errors as quickly as possible when using highlighting scripts. Take your time and study the errors and, if needed, seek advice from more senior editors before making changes.

Discipline

Waze has been designed to be an open community with various levels of editors. Rank 5 and 6 editors are senior editors. They are here to help you and are to be respected at all times. Instructions from senior editors are to be followed, unless it conflicts with this page. If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to PM one of the rank 6s or 5s in the list (if you're having a problem with one, please PM the regional coordinators). We will try to handle the issue as quickly and peacefully as possible.

It is not possible to list every occurrence of problems which can occur in the editor, but the following are some examples of what has happened in the past:

  • Deleting and redrawing roads
  • Creating mass amounts of parking lot roads
  • Creating roads on top of already existing roads
  • Disrespect to higher ranking editors
  • Not cleaning up your own mess
  • Not responding to private messages
  • Willful damage to the map

Everyone is allowed one free pass, but disciplinary actions after the first occurrence for the above may include:

  • Formal mentoring
  • Temporary suspension of editing rights
  • Permanent suspension of editing rights