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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of

the Great Lakes region. Review all the sections to better understand how the guidelines for this region might deviate from the overall USA or worldwide guidelines. If you have any comments or questions about this page or region refer to the community links below.




2016-04-04 - New Minimum Road Locking Standards have been approved


Introduction


The Great Lakes region includes the states and/or territories of:

Illinois / Indiana / Michigan / Ohio / Wisconsin.


NOTE: all information on this page is transitory.

Any data here is a placeholder while the Great Lakes Region leadership is working with other regions in order to see if they should become national standards.

The Great Lakes Region follows national standards in every regard. The only exception to national standards will be done at the state level, NOT the regional level.

GizmoGuy411 posted guidance for all region-level standards.


Mapping resources


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Before editing the maps in

the Great Lakes region, 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 following links can be helpful when editing the maps in

the Great Lakes region.
Add some generic USA mapping links while waiting for local editors to populate the page.


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

the Great Lakes region.

Area Managers for Great Lakes can be found in the table below.

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


Great Lakes editors rely heavily on Google Hangouts for communication. Below you'll find information on how to join each state's Hangouts.


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.



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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the Great Lakes region follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.


Minimum Road Lock Standard

Minimum Road Lock Standard
Segment Type Direction Level
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  HCS*
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  One-way 3
Two-way 2
 Street 
 Private Road 
One-way 2
Two-way 1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   2
 ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        |||||||| Runway ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||  5
Other Named Types 1
Segment Group Level
Construction Areas
(changes without aerial images)
3

Terms

  • HCS - Highest Connecting Segment

Additional Info

See USA/Great Lakes/Major roads for additional information on the regional standards in this section.


Special roads


Drivable roads

the Great Lakes region 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 region uses the following standard guidelines found in the Wiki.


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.


Replace this template message with specific information unique to the state. If the information is more than a screen full, consider moving it to a full subpage. Minimally the following link is required to reach the full subpage from the main page. Exclude this link if all the relevant information is already displayed in this section.

See USA/Great Lakes/Closures for guidance in Great Lakes that may not be universal to all other states and territories.

Update Requests

2015-06-06: The Great Lakes Region has standardized on a UR response system after extended discussion in the forum.

Overview

NOTE: all day values are relative to the date the FIRST editor response is sent to the reporter.

Response Timeline

  • Day 0: the first editor who is able to respond to UR should attempt to resolve the UR. If they are successful, they should comment as such in the UR and mark it closed. If more information from the reporter is required to make progress towards closure, a response should be sent to the reporter containing the information needed for resolution
  • Day 4+: polite reminders should be sent to reporters who have not responded to the initial request for information at any time, provided at least four full days have elapsed since the initial response was sent.
  • Day 8+: URs may be noted as closed due to lack of reporter response at any time, provided at least four full days have elapsed since the followup message was sent

Shared Ownership:

  • All editors are considered to have equal ownership of and responsibility for all URs in the Great Lakes Region.
  • All editors, regardless if they have worked the UR previously, may send any of the responses described above, provided they adhere to the minimum time spacing guidance between responses.
  • All editors are explicitly encouraged to attempt resolving URs at any point during their lifecycle, even if others happen to be actively working it at the same time

Notes:

  • The ideal timeline for UR response is when responses are sent as early as the minimum required time spacing between messages permits; experience has reliably shown that UR response rates are much higher when editors are able to send responses promptly
  • While strongly recommended, it is not required to send the followup message.

Process Chart

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Places


the Great Lakes region follows the USA standard for Places. Do not deviate from the guidelines without first obtaining consensus to do so via the region forum linked on this page.


Places and Chain Harmonization Sheet

The Place Harmonizer script found here should be used for all places.
  • Phone Numbers

Places should use the following phone number format: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Note: Running the Place Harmonization script on a place will automatically correct the phone number to this format

  • Chain Businesses and Missing Chains
If you don't find the business you're looking on the sheet below, please use the built in functionality of the place harmonizer script to add it. There is a sheet maintained for each region.

View this list full-screen in Google Sheets

  • Place Lock Standard

Places should be locked to the below standards, only after all data fields have been filled. At a minimum ensure that Category, Name and Address (street and house number), and Brand (for gas stations) have information. Note for gas stations - DO NOT USE THE BRAND "UNBRANDED". If it is a no brand gas station, just leave the brand field blank.

Any place that has at least a correct category, correct name, and correct address with house number should be locked to 3.



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

the Great Lakes region.



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

the Great Lakes region.

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.


Region Standard Change Candidates

The following is a list of standards proposals brought forth by the local editing community. They are currently under discussion on the forums, and not considered guidance. Local editors are encouraged to join the forum discussions.

See USA/Great Lakes/To do for guidance in Great Lakes 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

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

the Great Lakes region, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in

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

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for

the Great Lakes region is automatically listed at the top of the table. That editor may not be highly active in this region and therefore may not be listed separately in the table.


Great Lakes — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): [RC] GizmoGuy411 (PM) and [ARC] TerryPurdue (PM)
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Great Lakes region)
(Add to or edit Country and State sections of table)
GizmoGuy411(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Ohio BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge GlobalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.png
GLR Regional Coordinator
SkiDooGuy(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Michigan Badge LocalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Local Champ.png
State Manager-MI
TerryPurdue(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Ohio Badge Mentor Local Champ.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.png
State Manager-OH
BigBear3764(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Illinois Badge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
Chicago Area
roadtechie(5) [PM] Profile L5.png
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Indiana Badge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
WV SM & IN SM
Region Managers (Great Lakes region)
Rank5Example(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide Badge LocalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Local Champ.png
Resident of state
Rank5Too(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide Badge Mentor Local Champ.pngBadge LocalChamp.png
Working in state now
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
OtherWazer1(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Named County Badge Mentor.png
I also cover CityName
WazerHolic(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Another County I don't got to show no stinking badges!
AnotherWazer(3) [PM] Profile L3.png San Francisco South Also Eureka
NewWazer(3) [PM] Profile L3.png San Jose Some travel to Hawaii
YOUR_USER_NAME(?) [PM] Profile L2.png YOUR_AREA ANY_NEW_COMMENT
ndavis828(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Clinton, IN Around Indianapolis, Brownsburg and Northern Indiana


Other states and territories


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The other states and territories of the USA can be found in the navigation box below. Press the "show" button to open the box.


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