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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of Vermont. 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.

If you edit in Vermont, please make sure you add yourself to the table below.


Vermont is a part of the New England region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

Connecticut / Maine / Massachusetts / New Hampshire / Rhode Island / Vermont.

Mapping resources


Before editing the maps in Vermont, 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.

State Resources

Town/City Resources



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 Vermont.

Area Managers for Vermont 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 duplicate cities article.

The state of Vermont has 255 municipalities. This includes 237 towns, nine cities, five unincorporated areas, and four gores.

Census Designated Places (CDPs) and unincorporated towns or communities should NOT be listed in the city field for map features. If any city, or town names not in the lists above are encountered on road segments or places, please remove them.

Major roads

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Vermont follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

Highway Numbering

Vermont currently observes the following Standardized Name nomenclature for Numbered Routes:

Road Type Standardized Name
Freeways I-###
US Highways US-###
State Highways VT-###

State Highway numbering includes spurs and loops (E.g. VT-67A).

These naming conventions should also be applied to "Old" numbered routes that have become local streets after the completion of new highway alignments. For example, "Old State Rte ##" and "Old US Hwy ##" Should be renamed "Old VT-##" and "Old US-##" respectively. In some cases, it may be necessary to research whether the old route was formerly a state or US highway.

State Highway Signage

Most state highways are maintained by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). However, some entire routes, and portions of others, are maintained by local governments, such as towns or cities, instead. These town-maintained routes are internally called "state-designated town highways" and are typically designated as "class 1 town highways".

VTrans uses a different type of signage for each:
VT9.pngVermont State Route signage (maintained by VTrans)
VT8A town.png Vermont State Route signage (maintained by local jurisdiction)

Map editors should treat both types of state highways the same when dealing with road types.

Highway Naming

See Road names/USA and Road types/USA for general guidelines for naming and classifying roads.

Regarding Local and Alternate Names:

In situations where a highway passes through a town, the road in those areas is typically named something other than the numbered route. In these situations the road should be named based on the following conditions:

  • If the local street signs provide guidance with the local name, that should be used as the primary name in the Waze map. The numbered route should be added as an alternate name.
  • If the local signs only indicate the route number, then that should be the primary name and and the local road name should be added as an alternate name.

Locking roads

In Vermont 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.

Vermont Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segment
 Major Highway  4
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5

Note: Exception: At the request of an AM (or other trusted local editor) a State Manager (SM) may optionally lower an entire area to facilitate local editing. Requests must be formally recorded in the US Unlock Forum, but can be discussed and pre-approved by an SM beforehand. The AM should request the locks be raised again to standard when the area has stabilized; the request should be made in the same thread where the unlock was originally requested. SMs should use caution when uplocking an area to standard: If the area is consistently locked below standard, it might have been granted such an exception, and should not be uplocked without verification.

FC Upgrade

Vermont is currently in the process of upgrading the entire road network to meet the national guidance for road type classification. This will ensure a consistent, and better navigational experience to Wazers around the country. The general guidelines for implementation are in the Road Types (USA) page. Any local deviations, and special information for Vermont will be listed below.

VTrans to Waze Conversion Table

The numbers correspond to the FC type indicated on some VT maps. (e.g. Functional Class 7 road is a Major Collector)

Highway Systems
Interstate US Hwy (incl. some special routes) US Hwy BUS, SPUR, LOOP State Hwy (incl. some special routes) State Hwy BUS, SPUR[a], LOOP Locally-maintained
example>>>>> I-95 N US-2 US-460 Business SR-27 (SR-27A) SR-400 Loop Robertson St

  Principal Arterial Interstate (1,11)   Fw  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
  Principal Arterial - Freeway (12)  n/a  Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw 
  Principal Arterial (2,14)  n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
  Minor Arterial (6,16)  n/a  Major   Minor   Minor   Minor   Minor 
  Major Collector (7,17)  n/a  Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS 
  Minor Collector (8)  n/a  Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS 
 Local Road (9,19)  n/a  Major   Minor   Minor   PS   Street 

Special roads

Drivable roads

Vermont 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.

  • Alleys should always be mapped if they have a name.
  • Alleys should always be mapped if they are the sole access to a home or business.
  • Alleys should always be set to "Private" (Northeast regional standard)
  • Alleys are normally mapped if they are acknowledged by the municipality.

If an alley does not meet the above criteria, mapping is optional. Leave the name field blank.


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.


Vermont 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.

Minimum Acceptable Information

All Places added to the map must contain the following entries:

  • Proper Category
  • Place Name
  • Address (including address numbers)
  • Placed in the correct location on the map

This is the minimum acceptable amount of information for inclusion on the map.

Phone Numbers

If a phone number is entered in the Place information, please utilize either of the following formats:

  • (###) ###-####
  • ###-###-####

Please correct the layout of any phone numbers you encounter while editing.

Locking Standard

New Hampshire Place Lock Level Standards
Military Installation / Airport 4
Hospitals / Urgent Care / Police & Fire Dept 4
National & State Parks and Monuments 4
Gas Stations / Charging Stations 3
Schools / Universities / Colleges 3
Government Buildings / Consulates 3
Commuter Rail Stations 3
City and Local Parks 2

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.

Place Name Harmonization

In an effort to standardize Place Names, Vermont uses the following list of Common names. Please note the appropriate category name, as well as the listed spelling. This is necessary for the proper display of any advertising associated with the site (i.e. SUBWAY discounts)

View this list full-screen in Google Sheets

Area Editing

Area Mapping
When creating an Area, map it to the "fence line" of the area.

For instance, if you are mapping a shopping center, this means that you map the area to cover the shopping center buildings, and the parking lots out to the outer ring road (if applicable). If there is no ring road, or for smaller shopping centers, map to the curb line.

If you are mapping a school, you would map out to the fence line (if visible) or to a reasonable distance from the school. Contact a AM, SM, CM, or Champ for assistance.

Hospitals / Urgent Care
Hospital Mapping
A special Category of Hospital / Medical Center is used for Hospitals, Medical Centers and Urgent Care facilities. ONLY Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, and places offering Urgent Medical Care should use this category. Clinics, and Medical offices which do not offer urgent medical care for Walk-Ins should use the Office, and any other appropriate category, instead.

Set the Stop Point over the Main Entrance to the facility. Additionally, map the Emergency Entrance with the same category name, but place it over the Emergency entrance location. ERs encompassed in a hospital Place Area should be Points, and named in the following fashion: E.R. - Hospital Name

Layered Areas

Places which are part of a larger encompassing place (i.e. place points for lot in a university area, Separate ER entrances in a hospital area, etc.) should be named with their unique name followed by a hyphen and the name of the larger area they belong to. For example "E.R. - Generic Medical Center"

Parking Lots

The Parking Lot Place marks a well-defined area constructed for off-street public parking, including parking structures and garages as well as at-grade lots. There are many elements that must be considered before deciding to map a parking lot. Currently, the details are covered in Places/Parking lot.

Unless you have permission from the State Manager, please only map the following types of parking lots:

  • Public parking lots (Indicate that they are public lots in the description)
  • Named lots around an arena/theater/venue (advise SM when you do these)
  • Park and Ride lots/structures
Gas Station
Gas Stations

You should familiarize yourself with the Gas Stations wiki - specifically naming, branding, and stop points.

Also understand, that to provide the best navigation instructions for a Wazer, u-turns should be enabled at each end of the PLR drawn through the gas station.


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.
  • Camera4true.png
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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 Vermont.

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

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 state does not currently have an active "to do" list at this time. Check in the Vermont 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 Vermont. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers Vermont, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Vermont, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Vermont 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.

Vermont — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): orbitc (PM)
  GHO Display Name
Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (New England region)
(Add to or edit Country and State sections of table)
orbitc(6) [PM]
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  Orbit C
Country Wide BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge MapRaider.pngBadge GlobalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.png
New England Region Coordinator
Qwaletee(6) [PM]
Very active in NJ and Metro NYC. SM for all of Northeast and New England regions. Badge Mentor.pngBadge LocalChamp.pngBadge MapRaider.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.png
Local Champ. Resident of NJ. SM NJ,NY,PA,New England.
davielde(5) [PM] Statewide Badge Mentor.pngBadge StateManager.png
Vermont State Manager (Michigan-based editor)
Dmcrandall(5) [PM]
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Country Wide Badge Mentor.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
US Country Manager
MojaveCactusMonkey(5) [PM] Country Manager USA SM of CT/RI & NV
State Managers (New England region)
davielde(5) [PM] Statewide Badge Mentor.pngBadge StateManager.png
Vermont State Manager (Michigan-based editor)
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
AtomicNomad(4) [PM] St. Johnsbury
whoaitspete(4) [PM] Bennington Badge MapRaider.pngBadge AreaManager.png

The following editors are also editing in the state and may be working towards an Area Manager position. Feel free to contact them for assistance in their respective areas.

Other Area Editors (Add to or edit this section)
Username General Editing Area Comments
MeadeEM(2) [PM] Burlington Central VT
johnsninja58(2) [PM]
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  John S
I drive up and down the Northeast Coast

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