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Please see the Australia wiki page for more information about editing in Australia.

Registration for the MapRaid! is now closed. To hear about future MapRaids please join the MapRaid #Slack. If you are not already a member, you may request an invitation.

Mapraid Melbourne has ended. Check back here for mapraid statistics.

MapRaid Melbourne November 2015 is open to all rank 3 editors who have at least 25,000 edits and are fluent in English. It will take place 8 Nov through 15 Nov 2015. Participants will be in one of 6 groups assigned to work on specific areas, and will be supported by the experience and local knowledge of the most senior editors and local editors in their group. If you have questions that seem unresolvable, contact your group leaders, who will either give you an answer or work with the map raid hosts.


The primary goals of this mapraid are to:

  • Handle the backlog of URs and MPs
  • Fix streets, with an emphasis on applying guidelines for elevation.
  • Do route testing to find and fix routing irregularities
  • Correct road type errors, using functional classification (see below)


Map raid managers: please record issues here

Local Hosts

Editor Location Role
OrbitC(6) [PM] Profile L6.png USA Mapraid Manager
caradellino(6) [PM] Profile L6.png CM, Australia
tricentrics(4) [PM] Profile L4.png SM, Victoria


Here's the latest from OrbitC about this mapraid

Dear Fellow Wazers,

You are amazing! You did it again. Great numbers from our recent MapRaid in Australia.

Here are the numbers:

  • 115 participants.
  • Connectivity score is up from 97.6% to 98.3%
  • 129,832 segments created
  • 70,548 segments edited (28% deleted)
  • 8,414 places updated

I would like to hear from you...How well did we do. Please give all your positive feedback and things that we do to make it even better MapRaid. All constructive criticism welcome. Thank you for your feedback

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group 1group 2group 3group 4group 5group 6Map of Melbourne Area with Mapraid areas shown

Melbourne and the State of Victoria


Victoria has the highest density of roads of any state in Australia. Unlike Australia's other mainland states where vast areas are very sparsely inhabited, Victoria has population centres spread out over most of the state, with only the far north-west and the Victorian Alps without permanent settlement. Population centres are linked by high quality highways and freeways. The state capital, Melbourne, has the most extensive freeway network in Australia.

Important / Mapraid guidelines

Please read the entire MapRaid wiki, and refer to the Australia wiki page for more information. If you are still uncertain what to do about something you see on the map, please ask your group leader. Thank You for your help with the map.


Australians drive on the left

Most highway exits are to the left; waze can produce an "exit left" or "stay to the right" instructions for highway exits. Turns across oncoming traffic lanes are right turns, and navigation in roundabouts is clockwise.

Road Types and Functional Classification

Declared roads are classified under the Road Management Act as Freeways (includes Tollways), Arterial Roads (Arterial-Highway and Arterial Other) and Non-Arterial State Roads.

In the Mapraid area, use the Victoria State classification of all "Declared" roads. Ignore the blue or brown shields on declared roads. Local roads can be classified as Primary Street if they are important roads.

Use the following chart when determining how to classify a "Declared Road" on the VICROADS map.

Urban Victoria   Tollway    Freeway    Arterial-Highway    Arterial-Other  Any other significant road
Segment Type  Fwy   Fwy   Major Hwy   Minor Hwy   Primary 

Mapraid UR Rules

We will follow the usual UR etiquette with one exception: During the Map raid, the wait time is reduced to 4 days.

Do not close URs if the UR contains a tag such as [NOTE], [CLOSURE], or any other [MESSAGE]. Ask the editor who created the tag.

Do Not Mass-Edit

DO NOT perform edits that affect large numbers of segments at once. We want to know who fixed what so we can understand how problems got resolved. If mass edits are needed, schedule them for AFTER the raid.

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We use micro-doglegs to control turn- vs. stay/keep/exit instructions. Zoom in very close to see the closely-spaced geometry nodes. Preserve them.

Road Locks


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

Toll segements should be locked to level 5.

If you have a situation that you feel needs a L6 lock, please contact a mapraid host for discussion.


All Place editing should be done within the procedures outlined by the Places Wiki page.

Mapping Resources

Victoria Map Resources

  • VICNames Interactive Map - VICNAMES holds approximately 200,000 road names and approximately 45,000 place names. It includes geographic features such as mountains and rivers, bounded localities such as suburbs, towns, cities and regions and physical infrastructure such as roads, reserves and schools.
  • Locality Names & Boundary Maps
  • VICRoads Map of Declared Roads Interactive map used for Functional Classification purposes. Not very detailed when zoomed in.

City Map Resources


We will use #Slack Channels and you will be invited a few days before the raid start. There is a Raid general channel and also a channel for each raid group. Please be sure to join the slack WazeMapRaid Team and join the channels for the specific MapRaid and group you are assigned to. If you are not already part of the WazeMapRaid slack team, Click here to get your Slack invitation. Be sure to choose the team WazeMapRaid. If you have trouble getting into the slack team and channels, please reach out to one of the MapRaid organizers.

WME chat can also be used. The WME Chat addon is recommended.

Reference Links

The Basics

Recommended Tools for MapRaid

  • Melbourne MapRaid Overlay is a script that places a city layer like overlay to mark out the individual editing groups. A Must Have for the MapRaid.
  • Map Raid Place Browser - This is an invaluable tool for working on existing places. Be sure to click the About tab to get an overview of the tool.
  • UR Comments - a tremendous time and labor saving tool with automation and integration with URO+, to help with working URs. Read the documentation. Tampermonkey / greasemonkey required
  • The WME Reference Sheet[PDF] is a printable double-sided tri-fold quick reference guide to some of the common topics used in WME.
  • Validator is a script that validates a map area in Waze Map Editor, highlights issues and generates a very detailed report with wiki references and solutions.
  • WME Chat Addon is a script that improves the WME chat GUI. For a list of all the features check the thread here -- Tampermonkey/Greasmonkey required

Mapraid edit lists

Spreadsheets and forms are being used to streamline management of various group efforts and track important edits. Below you can find links to use these these forms, sheets, and see the lists.

MapRaid Promotions

Some editors really let their bright side out, and let their community skills shine. This is even more evident in a concerted group effort with high-density editing like a MapRaid!. Editors of all ranks working closely with each other and the Champs, really lets us everyone get to know each other, and allows certain editors to be recognized for their skills and effort.

When the Champs see someone consistently editing well, interacting well with the community, and knowledgeable of the various details from the Wiki, they can issue promotions. This can be anything from the size of a managed area, to a rank increase, or even a new role.

Watch here for results of promotions during and after the raid.