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

As of 2015-03-01 the functional classification project is complete! Please contact an SM before changing the classification of any public driveable segment. Please do not use any auto-locker scripts in Connecticut.


Introduction

Connecticut 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

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Before editing the maps in Connecticut, 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.

Also see Connecticut/Cities and towns for links to local, regional & statewide GIS pages and/or PLAT maps


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 Connecticut.

Area Managers for Connecticut 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.

There are 169 Cities and Towns in the state. See Connecticut/Cities and towns for proper naming information.


Major roads

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

The editors in Connecticut are also working on a page for Connecticut/Roads by type.


Special roads

Drivable roads

Connecticut 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.

Additional notes for this state

  • Dirt Roads - In Connecticut all roads that are normally unpaved are considered dirt roads as this is how drivers expect the "Avoid Dirt Roads" feature to behave. These roads are shown on the CT DOT Functional Classification Maps as dashed lines.
  • Toll Roads - There are currently no tolls in Connecticut. No segments within the state of Connecticut should be marked as 'Toll Road'
  • Pedestrian Boardwalk and Walking Trail - These should not be mapped without approval from a State Manager for CT. These segment types can cause routing issues even when not connected to a driveable segment.

Locking standard

In Connecticut 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.

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


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.

See Connecticut/Closures for a list of LONG TERM Road Closures & Changes to Traffic Flow that impact the Waze Map.


Places

Connecticut 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.

In late 2012, a discussion was started in the Connecticut Section of the Waze Forum that determined the existing world-wide guideline of "don't map individual businesses" wasn't enough and we needed a more complete set of guidelines for landmarks (now called Places) in Connecticut. As a result of that discussion, a set of guidelines were generated for Places in Connecticut. If you wish to propose changes to these guidelines, please do so in the forum. As always, the world-wide rule of "don't map individual businesses" still applies.

Please do not forget that a recent update to WME has enabled the Address properties for Places (City, State & Country) and ensure this information is filled out and correct.


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.

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 Connecticut.


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

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.

Want to help out with the map in Connecticut? Check out the many To Do lists for the state.

  • Gas Stations
    • All gas stations should be locked as high as able, up to R4
    • All gas stations should be named to clearly identify the station (pending main wiki update)
    • Special care should be taken to properly name grocery store gas stations (BJ's Gas, Costco Gasoline, Stop & Shop Gas, etc) in order to differentiate it from the shopping place
  • Main To Do List
  • Landmarks To Do List
  • Functional Class To Do List - COMPLETE
The US map is being changed to conform with the federal Functional Classification guidelines, in accordance with the US Road Types wiki page. This To Do list is tracking the conversation for the state.


Area Managers

The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in Connecticut. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers Connecticut, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Connecticut, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

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

Connecticut — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): orbitc (PM)
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (New England region)
(Add to or edit Country and State sections of table)
orbitc(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Region 8 New England Regional Coordinator BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.pngBadge GlobalChamp.png
Qwaletee(6) [PM] Profile L6.png
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  Dovid
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.
Dmcrandall(5) [PM] Profile L5.png
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  David
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US Country Manager
MojaveCactusMonkey(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Country Manager USA Also SM in RI & NV
State Managers (New England region)
GooberKing(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide SM of The State Next Door (RI)
pumrum(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide Also covers NYC
Jallen(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Statewide Also covers I-684 & Saw Mill River Parkway corridor in New York
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
BWJSS(4) [PM] Profile L4.png +/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties
SanzClew(4) [PM] Profile L4.png
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  Sanz Clew
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SM of Mass - regular visitor to managed area
Cassio26(3) [PM] Profile L3.png +/- Hartford & Tolland Counties Focus primarily on North Central CT and north through Northampton, MA
CTGreybeard(3) [PM] Profile L3.png +/- Fairfield & Litchfield Counties Also covers Northern Westchester, Putnam, and Duchess Counties in NY
SaxTeacher3(3) [PM] Profile L3.png +/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties Also covers Westchester County, NY
Trotskyist(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Statewide Also covers western RI and eastern NY


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
johnsninja58(3) [PM] Profile L3.png
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  John S
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I drive up and down the Northeast Coast
nikrg1(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Fairfield County Also NYC Metro area
fredhenle(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Northern CT Western MA and mass pike to Boston, parts of NH
YOUR_USER_NAME(?) [PM] Profile L2.png YOUR_AREA ANY_NEW_COMMENT


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