Area Manager

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What is an Area Manager?

An Area Manager is a Waze community member (a user) who wishes to take an active and proactive role in maintaining specific areas of the Waze map. How deeply involved and how much time an Area Manager spends maintaining the Waze map varies greatly. Duties of an Area Manager include, but not necessarily limited to

  • Make changes to the map when road construction projects complete and road geometry needs to be changed, or roads added or removed from the map
  • Edit road construction areas, especially for closures so that users are not routed into those areas.
  • Process Pending Deletions from other map editors who do not have deletion rights
  • Respond to and act on Update Requests from Waze drivers
  • Maintain speed and red-light cameras, processing reports of devices from Waze drivers
  • Process and resolve Map Errors or Problems as shown on that layer in the Map Editor
  • Act as a mentor to other editors, offering advice in both the forums and when you see improper edits on the map


How to Become an Area Manager

To become an Area Manager, use Cartouche and position the map and set the zoom level to show the area you want to manage. Click on Super Permalink and then copy the address from the address bar in your browser. Email that link to areamanagers@waze.com with your Waze username and your email address and the message subject: Area Manager application request.

There can be more than one Area Manager in the same area. Areas can overlap, or be smaller or larger. And you can be the Area Manager for more than one area.


Join the community on the Area Manager Display Map

While this has no affect on your ability to edit in Waze, consider adding yourself to the Waze Area Manager Global Map on Google maps once you have received your Area Manager access! Join the community of Waze editors by showing your presence here and joining in the discussion on the forum.

Add a pin for your approximate location and a shape for your approximate Waze AM area on the editable version of the Google map. Please note that this version of the Google map will only show a limited number of pins/shapes "per page", so don't fret if you don't see anyone else around! Also, all changes to this map are live, so be careful not to delete or change anyone else's stuff.

To add your pin to the Google map:

  • From the "Editable Google Map", zoom in on your location
  • On the left panel of the screen, click on the "Edit" button
  • In the top left of the map, click on the blue icon
  • Set your pin on your approximate location
  • Add your Waze userid as the "Title" and any extra information you would like to provide in the description
  • On the left panel of the screen, click on the "Done" button

To add your Waze AM area to the Google map:

  • From the "Editable Google Map", zoom in on your location
  • On the left panel of the screen, click on the "Edit" button
  • In the top left of the map, click on the small down triangle next to the line icon
  • Mouse click to set the points of your approximate AM area
  • Add your Waze userid + AM as the "Title" and any extra information you would like to provide in the description
  • On the left panel of the screen, click on the "Done" button

WELCOME TO THE CLUB!

Area Manager FAQ


Area Manager To Do lists - Map Editing