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


Speed Limits are now editable in Waze Map Editor. Please take care to correctly fill in as much Speed Limit data as you can accurately. If you are unsure, leave it blank until you can confirm.


Introduction

Indiana is a part of the Great Lakes region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

Illinois / Indiana / Michigan / Ohio / Wisconsin.


Mapping resources

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Before editing the maps in Indiana, 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.

Note: links are to Indiana Major City GIS resources unless otherwise indicated

County GIS resources unless otherwise indicated

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D-F

G-I

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M-O

P-S

T-V

W-Z


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 Indiana.

Area Managers for Indiana can be found in the table below.

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

  • Google HangOuts

Indiana editors heavily use Google Hangouts for communication. Please PM jdeyoung or MeridianHills if you edit in Indiana and would like to participate.

  • Outreach

If you send an Outreach message to a new Editor please log that communication into the Indiana Editor Outreach List Google Sheet


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.

Census Designated Places webpage link: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml

See Indiana/Cities and towns for guidance in Indiana that may not be universal to all other states and territories.


Major roads

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

Lock Levels

Indiana currently observes the following Great Lakes Region minimum lock levels for Waze road types:

 Freeway  - 5
 Major Highway  (MH) - 3
 Minor Highway  (mH) - 3
 Primary Street  (PS) - 2

The  Ramp  road type is to be locked at the level of road it serves.

i.e. a ramp connected to a Freeway is locked at 5, a ramp serving a Major Highway, or Minor Highway intersection is locked at 3, etc.

 Street  All others - 1

Note: These are minimums and, for protection, certain segments may be at higher lock levels.

Or use this instead:

In Indiana 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.

Indiana Locking Table
Segment Type Default locks
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segment
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5

Name Normalization

Indiana will use the following standards for naming:
Interstate System - I-xx
US Highways - US-xx
State Highways - IN-xxx
County Highways - CR-xxx



Special roads

Drivable roads

Indiana 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.

Good background definition on County Roads: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbered_roads_in_Indiana#County_Roads_in_Indiana

See Indiana/Special roads for guidance in Indiana that may not be universal to all other states and territories.


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.

INDOT posts road closures and road reports to the Indiana Traveler Information.

Indianapolis maintains their own Road and Street Closures page.

Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) maintains a listserv for their projects and closures: INDOT Projects and Closures Mail List .

Major Construction Projects

The Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project

I-69 status for Indiana

A few more Major projects currently in Indiana


Update Requests

An Update Request (UR) is a Map Issue reported by a user from the Waze client app. It is also a layer in the Map Editor. See update requests for more information.

Team UR Handling

Indiana follows the Great Lakes Region standard for UR Handling. Please refer to Great Lakes Region UR Handling

Old User Reports

The 1/4/8 rule has been very successful in our busy areas with editors maintaining them. There are some areas outside of our reach and occasionally as we venture off the beaten path, we come across a report that has been there for quite some time. We feel these reports are as valid as the reports opened yesterday and they should be given the same courtesy of response as new reports. Give the reporter a chance to respond and try to recruit a new editor at the same time!

Example:

"Sorry for the delay - we need some Wazers to help out in this area! See https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Waze_Map_Editor/Welcome"

If they let you know too much time has passed and they do not recall the issue, it can be closed if the problem can not be spotted. If the user does not respond, use the 1/4/8 rule.


Places

Indiana 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.


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 Indiana.

The Indiana State Constitution does not allow speed / traffic / red light cameras in Indiana. The only cameras allowed by state law are for toll-booth areas only for enforcement of non-payment.


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.

Functional Classification Data

According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, Functional Classification is described as the following.

Functional classification is the process by which streets and highways are grouped into classes, or systems, according to the character of service they are intended to provide. Basic to this process is the recognition that individual roads and streets do not serve travel independently in any major way. Rather, most travel involves movement through a network of roads. It becomes necessary then to determine how this travel can be channelized within the network in a logical and efficient manner. Functional classification defines the nature of this channelization process by defining the part that any particular road or street should play in serving the flow of trips through a highway network. (FHWA Functional Classification Guidelines)

The easiest resource to use for Functional Classification data in Indiana is the Indiana Roadway Inventory site. To show Functional Class information, go to the Map Contents box in the lower left corner, click the checkmark next to Functional Class, and uncheck any other items that you would not want to see.

If you'd prefer offline PDFs, the Indiana Transportation Cabinet Functional Classification website has maps for major cities and all counties in Indiana.


Area Managers

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

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

Indiana — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): GizmoGuy411 (PM) and SkiDooGuy (PM)
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Great Lakes region)
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BigBear3764(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Countrywide Badge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
USA CM & IL SM
TerryPurdue(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Countrywide Badge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
USA CM & OH SM
xanderb(5) [PM] Profile L5.png
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Countrywide Badge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.pngBadge MapRaider.png
USA CM & KY SM
State Managers (Great Lakes region)
jdeyoung(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Statewide Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
MeridianHills(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Statewide Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.pngBadge MapRaider.png
roadtechie(5) [PM] Profile L5.png
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Statewide Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.pngBadge MapRaider.png
WV SM & IN SM
Area Managers
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Bruce1224(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Eastern Indiana, Parts of Ohio and Florida, North-south line from Michigan to Madison, IN, running through Huntington. Badge AreaManager.png
umopapisdn(5) [PM] Profile L5.png AM for most of Southern Indiana, and a few other random locales Badge AreaManager.png
VernL4(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Lafayette, IN Badge AreaManager.png
Enfcer74(4) [PM] Profile L4.png West Central, IN Badge AreaManager.png
GadgetJ(4) [PM] Profile L4.png NE Indiana: Allen, Noble; St Cloud, MN Badge AreaManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
Benenmen(3) [PM] Profile L3.png SW Indiana: Perry Badge AreaManager.png
dchary2418(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Miller Beach section of Gary Badge AreaManager.png
ndgeek(3) [PM] Profile L3.png NE Indiana counties: St Joseph, Elkhart, LaGrange, Steuben Badge AreaManager.png
snowyhaijo(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Indianapolis Badge AreaManager.png
ndavis828(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Clinton, IN Badge AreaManager.png
phoenixhawke(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Northside and perimeter of Indianapolis, Hamilton County, AM in Gibson County Badge AreaManager.pngBadge MapRaider.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
Aqualung812(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Columbus, Indiana
BobTheWikipedian(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Evansville, Indiana
fbisurveillancevan21(2) [PM] Profile L2.png South Central Indiana, Marion/Johnson Counties
ScottG76(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Indianapolis, Indiana
NoWareMan9(1) [PM] Profile L1.png NE Indiana, Fort Wayne, Allen County
MrVanMeter(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Kokomo, Indiana, Howard County


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