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Utah/Special roads/Main

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Railroads/light rail are mapped according to special guidelines in the USA. As of 2016-06-28, Railroad segments should not be named except for special, approved cases. No such cases are currently approved in Utah.

Walking Trails

Do not map hiking or biking paths/trails. It is common for newer editors to see "missing" paths/trails on the map, and see a readily available Walking Trail segment type to choose from, but mapping trails in Utah is an error. The Walking Trail type is routable by Waze and will cause unintended results for nearby destinations. There are rare cases where a Walking Trail segment can be added to the map to improve routing, but all uses must be approved by a Walking Trail expert.

Pedestrian Boardwalks

Use of this type in Utah is currently limited to one special case: Outdoor plazas where what would otherwise be a thru-road has been converted to permanent and exclusive use by pedestrians. Map the pedestrian boardwalk as you would a basic road, but do not connect the segments to actual drivable roads (leave a 10m / 33ft gap). This use case has the sole purpose of making it obvious to all editors that there is no drivable road missing from the map, so it is not necessary if the plaza is obviously not a road (ex: Main St Plaza @ Temple Square). These segments should be locked at rank 3.


Do not use this type.

Dirt Roads 4x4

Utah follows the following functional classification for Gravel and Dirt Road /4x4 trails. (expandable section)

 Gravel Roads 
Functional Classification
Minor Arterial  Minor Highway 
Minor Collector  Primary Street 
Local/Not Mapped  Street 

 Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail 
Functional Classification
Minor Arterial  Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail 
Minor Collector  Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail 
Local/Not Mapped  Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail 

Images demonstrated above cannot cover all scenarios for mapping maintenance level to Waze road type. These roads may undergo variation in quality over seasons depending on the climate (rain/snow). Particularly, some gravel roads may have qualities that are closer to Dirt Road / 4x4 Trail than Street. Editors with local experience and Street View images may help in this determination.

Driveways / Private Roads

Please follow the following guidelines for Private Driveways. Wiki standard can be found here. Driveways

Mapping rural diveways

  • If an address/location cannot be reasonably guided to without a private drive, it can be added.
  • A single house at the end of a 1 mile (1609m) long private drive = it probably isn't needed.
  • If it's 5 houses at the end of a single shared 1/4 mile (402m) long private drive, it probably is needed.
  • If it's a house at the end of a 500m (1640 ft) long private drive, which is right up against another street from which you cannot access the address (stop point will be on the segment closest), then a private drive is probably needed.