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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of
South Dakota. 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.
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Mapping resources
- 3 Community
- 4 Cities and towns
- 5 Major roads
- 6 Functional Classification
- 7 Lock Levels
- 8 Name Normalization
- 9 Special roads
- 10 Closures
- 11 Places
- 12 Cameras
- 13 To do list
- 14 Area Managers
- 15 Other states and territories
- 16 About this page
South Dakota is a part of the Plains region, which includes the states and/or territories of:
Before editing the maps in
South Dakota, 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.
South Dakota DOT Map Viewer http://arcgis.sd.gov/Server/DOT/DOTViewer/
See South Dakota/Resources for guidance in South Dakota 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
- South Dakota section of Waze forum
- The Plains 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 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.
According to the South Dakota Department of Transportation, Functional Classification is described as the following.
Functional classification refers to the type of service each particular road provides the traveling public.
The easiest resource to use for Functional Classification data in South Dakota is the South Dakota DOT Map Viewer and Data Download site.
The chart below is available to relate South Dakota Functional Classification to Waze Road Types.
State Road Reference Chart
|SD FC Value||FC||Qualifier||Corresponding Waze Road Type||Example|
|Principal Arterial - Other Freeways and Expressways||
|Principal Arterial - Other||
|Major or Urban Collector||
||None||W 18th St|
|Paved Urban Minor Collector||
|Unpaved Urban Minor Collector and Street||
South Dakota currently observes the following minimum lock levels for Waze road types:
(MH) - 3
(mH) - 3
(PS) - 2
- i.e. a ramp connected to a Freeway is locked at 5, a ramp serving a Major Highway, multi-level intersection is locked at 3, etc.
All others - 1
Note: These are minimums and, for protection, certain segments may be at higher lock levels. Locks should be applied after the segments are correct. Remember you are putting your name on it, make sure it is correct.
South Dakota will use the following standards for naming:
Interstates - I-xx
US Highways - US-xx
State Highways - SD-xxx
County Highways - CR-xxx (Only if they have no other name)
South Dakota 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
- 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.
|The name of Gas Station/Convenience Store should reflect its chain or business name, so that drivers can select the local name as it is displayed on the signage in the gas station search results in the app. Alternative names may include the brand of gas or name as provided by the third-party provider.|
See South Dakota/Places for guidance in South Dakota that may not be universal to all other states and territories.
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.
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
|As of March 2014, South Dakota legislature has not approved the use of red-light or speed cameras anywhere in the state. These camera types should not be mapped in Waze. Please delete any of these cameras that get posted to the map!|
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 South Dakota 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
South Dakota. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers
South Dakota, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in
South Dakota, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.
The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for
South Dakota 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.
|South Dakota — Area, State and Country Managers|
Regional Coordinator(s): [RC] the1who ( ) and [ARC] bretmcvey ( )
| Country Managers (Plains region)|
|the1who(6) [ ]||Countrywide|| |
Plains Regional Coordinator
|bretmcvey(6) [ ]||Countrywide|| |
Based in Omaha, NE
|State Managers (Plains region)|
|Sdtahoe(5) [ ]||Statewide|| |
Resident of the state
|Lequs (3) [ ]||Statewide|| |
Resident of the state
| Area Managers |
|jeffwcpa(2) [ ]|| |
Resident of the state
|DaveKS14(4) [ ]||Very SE part of state|| |
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