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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of

the Territories 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.




Introduction


The Territories region includes the states and/or territories of:

American Samoa / Guam / Northern Mariana Islands / Puerto Rico / Virgin Islands.


Mapping resources


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Before editing the maps in

the Territories 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 Territories 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 Territories region.

Area Managers for Territories 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.



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



In Territories 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.

Territories Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  4
 Major Highway  4
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5


Special roads


Drivable roads

the Territories 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.



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


the Territories 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.


Locking Standard

Territories Place Lock Level Standards
PLACE TYPE LOCK LEVEL
Military Installation / Airport 4
Hospitals / Urgent Care / Police & Fire Dept 4
Gas Stations / Charging Stations 3
All Places that have complete information (to include, at a minimum, address/city, hours of operation, phone number) are to be locked at Level 2. This is to prevent loss of data due to automatic acceptance of Place Update submissions from Trusted Users, or Place Update Request approvals from other editors without careful examination.
If you do not have a high enough enough rank to lock the place as indicated, please lock it as high as you can, and notify a higher rank AM, SM, CM, or Champ to lock it higher.


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 Territories 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 Territories 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.



This region does not currently have an active "to do" list at this time. Check in the Territories section of the Waze forums to discuss creating one.


Area Managers


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

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

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

the Territories 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 Territories 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.



Territories — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): [RC] nnote (PM)
Username
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  GHO Display Name
Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Territories region)
(Add to or edit Country and State sections of table)
nnote(6) [PM] Profile L6.png
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  Nicholas
Country Wide BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge LocalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Local Champ.pngBadge MapRaider.png
Territories Regional Coordinator
Rank6Too(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Statewide Badge GlobalChamp.png
Longtime resident of state
Region Managers (Territories 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


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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