South Carolina

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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of South Carolina. 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.

There is an issue with basemap roads without a city and name being listed as in another state (most commonly Georgia or North Carolina). Double-check the state attribute of each road you edit!

State Highways should be named as SC-XXX. This includes both primary and alternate names for a road.


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

Kentucky / North Carolina / South Carolina / Tennessee.

Mapping resources


Before editing the maps in South Carolina, 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.


County resources

## County ## County ## County ## County
1 Abbeville 2 Aiken 3 Allendale[a] 4 Anderson
5 Bamberg[a] 6 Barnwell[a] 7 Beaufort 8 Berkeley
9 Calhoun 10 Charleston 11 Cherokee 12 Chester
13 Chesterfield 14 Clarendon 15 Colleton 16 Darlington[b]
17 Dillon 18 Dorchester 19 Edgefield 20 Fairfield
21 Florence 22 Georgetown 23 Greenville 24 Greenwood
25 Hampton 26 Horry 27 Jasper 28 Kershaw
29 Lancaster 30 Laurens 31 Lee[a] 32 Lexington
33 Marion 34 Marlboro 35 McCormick 36 Newberry
27 Oconee 38 Orangeburg 39 Pickens 40 Richland
41 Saluda 42 Spartanburg 43 Sumter 44 Union
45 Williamsburg 46 York

^a Need subscription

^b No online maps available



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 Carolina.

Area Managers for South Carolina 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 smudged city 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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South Carolina follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

Note: There is an issue with basemap roads without a city and name being listed as in another state (most commonly Georgia or North Carolina). Double-check the state attribute of each road you edit! You can also use the Validator script to highlight roads with a state other than SC (custom check; template: ${state}, regex: !/^South Carolina$/).

Road typing

South Carolina follows the national guidelines for road types.


South Carolina Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Coastal  Urban  Rural
  Freeway  5
  Ramp  Highest Rank of Connected Segments
  Major Highway  4 3 2
  Minor Highway  3 2 Automatic
  Primary Street  2 Automatic
  Street  1
 :|:|:|:|:Railroad:|:|:|:|:  2
 Ferry  5

Note: Rural locks may be increased to Urban locks once an area can be considered "complete" (correct turn restrictions, road classified appropriately, and minimal URs)


State Highways should be named as SC-XXX. This includes both primary and alternate names for a road.

State Secondary Routes are state-maintained roadways that are not part of the state highway system. This number is typically signed with a small black sign at any such roadway. These should be named as S-##-XXX, where ## is the number of the county (alphabetical order, see chart above; Abbeville is 1, York is 46) and XXX is the route number (e.g. 18); the full name for route 18 in York county would therefore be S-46-18. This name should only be set as an alternate road name. In rare cases, a road will have this number and no name; in this case, it should be named "Rd XXX", with the full number as an alternate. For example, S-3-497 in Ulmer is named "Rd 497" with the alt name "S-3-497". Consult with the State Manager before changing a name to the "Rd XXX" system.

Both state highway numbers and state secondary route numbers can be easily accessed online with SC Street finder.

County Road numbers in South Carolina are usually not easily available and never signed; however, in places where they can be found more easily we use CR-XXX to mark them. Note some interstate exits will label a road as being "County Rd XXX". This does NOT mean that this is a county route; usually, they are state secondary routes.

Special roads

Drivable roads

South Carolina 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.

You can use The US Road Closure Form to submit any closure longer than a few days.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation maintains a website regarding road closures throughout the state. Please use this link to access that site.

We also maintain a South Carolina Road Closures spreadsheet of the closures in the state. If you submit a closure, please add some or all of the information to that page.


South Carolina 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 South Carolina.

Based on information researched at the time this page was created, red light and speed cameras are prohibited statewide in South Carolina.

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.

See South Carolina/To do for guidance in South Carolina 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 South Carolina. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers South Carolina, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in South Carolina, 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 Carolina 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 Carolina — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): HavanaDay (PM) and WeeeZer14 (PM)
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (South Atlantic region)
(Add to or edit Country and State sections of table)
HavanaDay(6) [PM] Statewide BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge GlobalChamp.png
Resident of North Carolina
crazycaveman(5) [PM] Statewide Badge CountryManager.png
Resident of state
State Managers (South Atlantic region)
ialangford(5) [PM] Statewide
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Resident of State
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
Thortok2000(4) [PM] Greenville Resident of State
uscwaller(3) [PM] Aiken Resident of State

The following editors are also editing in the state and working towards an Area Manager position.

Other Area Editors (Add to or edit this section)
Username General Editing Area Comments
Mulligan87(2) [PM] Horry Co & Northern Georgetown Co Resident of State
Kojak44(2) [PM] Midlands, SC & PA Resident of State

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