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MapRaid Canada will begin on January 25, 2015. The raid will last for roughly 10 Days.

Please be sure to explore the Wiki page. Also, check back regularly in case of added materials.
You are only seeing modifications of this page made up until Fri, 28 Feb 2020 18:45:31 UTC,
make sure to log in to the wiki to see the latest updates.
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Registration for MapRaid Canada is closed.


Welcome to Canada

Canada follows most of the editing guidelines that the USA does so most practices can be used without issue.

However there are a few differences that need to be understood before entering the Great White North!

  • Freeways have a different method of being set up and entered/exited. Do not change any road types without contacting a local host first.
  • Be aware that French is the second language for all of Canada and many people speak it as their first. If you run into a French issue, please do not use Google Translate. Several of our Canadian editors are fluent, please contact them to deal with the issue. There is a channel in Slack for this: ca-ask-canadian
  • Although there is a locking standard table, Canada has Traffic Locks (Auto Locks) active. These locks take precedence.

Please review the Canada Wiki page before diving into our icy waters!

Thanks for participating and happy editing!


Our mission are to handle the following (in order of priority):

  1. URs and PURs
  2. Places validation
  3. Road Classification Conversion
  4. General map verification

Raid Areas

The MapRaid! is being divided up by teams.

Raid Groups


PUR Areas

MapRaidOttawaPUR Area.jpg

Local Hosts

Editor Location Timezone Role
doctorkb (PM) Alberta Mountain Waze Global Champ
Chief Canadian Administrator
hmarian (PM) Toronto, Ontario Eastern Waze Global Champ
Assistant Administrator
manoeuvre (PM) Toronto, Ontario Eastern Waze Local Champ - Canadian Champ
SkiDooGuy (PM) Michigan, USA Eastern Canadian Country Manager


Please do not alter any of the following road types without first consulting a Local Host: Freeway, Ramp, Major Highway, Minor Highway, Primary Street. You may edit these roads, but do not change the type of the segment.

Anything locked at 5 or 6? Please check with a local editor before making changes.
If you are a rank 5 or 6 editor - consider keeping highlights active for locks 5 and 6.

Close nodes We make extensive use of the "micro-dogleg" technique, where a geometry node is carefully placed, at full zoom, directly next to a junction node, in order to set the angle to create a desired Turn/Stay/Exit prompt. Please watch for these if you move any junction node, and be sure to recreate the same angle at the new location.

Local Guidance

Canada has active "Traffic Locks", these locks are based on usage from users. They are limited to a max rank of 4, but can be any rank below.

Segments that have restricted turns must be locked to Level 5.

When traffic locks are not enough to effectively protect an area, or after a city has undergone a "Road Classification" change the locks may be manually set to the below standards, depending on the decision of the Canadian Champs.

If the traffic lock is higher than the minimum standards listed below, please don't lower the lock.

Canada Road Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Default locks
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  highest rank of connected segment
Arrow Red-2.pngRestriction arrow yellow mouseover.gif 5
 Major Highway  4
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 :|:|:|:|:Railroad:|:|:|:|:  2
 Ferry  5

Functional/Road Classification

Road Classification has only been implemented in a few major cities in Canada. There are limited government created FC in the country of Canada and generally are only available to certain areas.

We will be implementing Road Classification in Ottawa. Please use the provided maps in the Mapping Resources section to bring your area up to standards.

The following will be the conversion standards:

Ottawa Road Classification Conversion Chart
Segment Type RC/FC Type
 Freeway  City Freeway
 Major Highway  Arterials
 Minor Highway  Major Collectors
 Primary Street  Collectors

Gatineau Road Classification Conversion Chart 1
Segment Type RC/FC Type
 Freeway  Autoroute / Expressway
 Major Highway  Route principale / Highway
 Minor Highway  Route secondaire / Secondary Highway
 Primary Street  Route Collectrice / Other Road

Gatineau Road Classification Conversion Chart 2
Segment Type RC/FC Type
 Freeway  Highway
 Major Highway  Main Road
 Minor Highway  Secondary Road
 Primary Street  Local Road

Streetname Abbreviations

Please visit the Canada Wiki for more information on abbreviations.

Place Editing

PUR should be reviewed for accuracy, one approved all relevant information pertaining to the place should be entered. Please use each company's website to gather all information you can. Once a place is complete please lock to rank 3. If your own editor rank is 1 or 2, let someone else know via Slack, since you can't lock to rank 3.

This practice will prevent app trusted users and most IGN editors from making incorrect changes to places we know are right. App trusted users and IGN editors are rarely rank 3.

Following are general standards for place locking in Canada:

CanadaPlace Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Place Type Default locks Naming Convention
Airports 5 Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport -ABC
Hospitals 5 "ER - Example Hospital" for ER's "Example Hospital" for non
Major Tourist Attractions/Landmarks 5
Police/Fire Stations 4
Gas Stations 3 "Ottawa Police 12 Division" "Ottawa Fire Station 1"


To submit a road closure, please use this form. To see the current list of closures, click here.

Ministry of Ontario Road Closures
City of Ottawa Road Works

Transport Québec Road Closures
Ville de Gatineau Road Works

For more road closure information please contact a champ.


Speed Cameras are not allowed in Ontario, feel free to remove them. They are allowed in Québec.

Update Requests (UR's)

For the purpose of the MapRaid we will be using a 5-day response time. Once initial contact is attempted you will be allowed to close the UR after 5 days. Reminder comments can be used within the five days. The clock used to close the UR will be from the initial MapRaid contact. Reminder comments do not reset the closure clock.

A page with canned UR responses and their French translations have been made.


2014-12-05 UR is opened
2014-12-15 Local editor comment
2015-01-25 Initial MapRaid comment
2015-01-28 MapRaid reminder comment
2015-01-30 UR can be closed.

Before closing the UR, please make all attempts to solve the UR before closing it as 'Not Identified'. Even if there is no reporter response, use the report type, description, route and GPS traces, streetview and other resources to diagnose the problem.

Those found closing UR's before 5 days as "Not Identified" will be removed from the Raid.

Mapping Resources

There are several resources for the various areas we will be working in.


The Gatineau maps are kind of difficult to read and understand. If you are having issues, ASK!

Gatineau - Official GIS (In French)
Gatineau - Road Classification Maps 1
Gatineau - Road Classification Maps 2


Ottawa - Official GIS
Ottawa - Road Classification Maps (Maps E, F, and G have most of the roads; others may be applicable though)

Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais

Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais - Official GIS


The preferred method of communication for this Raid will be a web based program called "Slack". This program has many advantages over Google Hangouts.

If you aren't already a member of the Waze Map Raid Slack then please submit your information on this form:

You will receive an invitation in your email within 24 hours.

Reference Links

The Basics

Recommended Tools for MapRaid

  • UR Comments - a tremendous time and labor saving tool with automation and integration with URO+, to help with working URs. Read the documentation.
  • The WME Reference Sheet[PDF] is a printable double-sided tri-fold quick reference guide to some of the common topics used in WME.
  • Place BrowserIn combination with the Place Name Harmonization list, this is an invaluable tool for working on existing places. Be sure to click the About tab to get an overview of the tool.
  • Ottawa Overlay is a script that places a city layer like overlay to mark out the editing groups.
  • 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.
Download links:
Note: for Firefox browser you also need Greasemonkey or Tampermonkey installed.
Tapermonkey/Greasmonkey is required to use this script
  • WME Chat Addon is a script that improves the WME chat GUI. For a list of all the features check the thread here.

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.

Boots on the ground

We need local boots on the ground to check things. Please add requests for locals to go and scout things in person, as in on the road. Some examples when this would be used include to check and see if:

  • The street view is accurate,
  • A road is really closed,
  • A turn really allowed/prohibited, etc.

To make a new request, or respond to an existing request, please use this form.

Click here to view this list in fullscreen


Check back here after the raid is completed to see the results and achievements

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.


MapRaid! Ottawa Editors

Head Administrator: manoeuvre (PM)

Username (rank) Team Assigned Comments Team Area
ArlenBystander(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 1 - Val-des-Monts (French) Badge CountryManager.png
Canada Raid Group 01.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
akiMarcelo(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 1 - Val-des-Monts (French) Badge CountryManager.png
ialangford(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 1 - Val-des-Monts (French)
SAR85(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 1 - Val-des-Monts (French)
banchormin(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 1 - Val-des-Monts (French)
BarfmanTheGreat(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 1 - Val-des-Monts (French)
phil-mtl(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 1 - Val-des-Monts (French)
SeekingSerenity(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 1 - Val-des-Monts (French)
TwoEightZero(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 1 - Val-des-Monts (French)
achandra3(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 1 - Val-des-Monts (French)
carloslaso(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 2 - Chelsea (French) BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge LocalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Local Champ.png
Canada Raid Group 02.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
bart99gt(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 2 - Chelsea (French) Badge StateManager.png
PhantomSoul(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 2 - Chelsea (French) Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
bummerdude69(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 2 - Chelsea (French)
Jakflash(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 2 - Chelsea (French) Badge StateManager.png
AeRoBianCo(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 2 - Chelsea (French)
stephenr1966(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 2 - Chelsea (French)
jr1982jr(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 2 - Chelsea (French)
spedracr(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 2 - Chelsea (French)
emdesigns(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 2 - Chelsea (French)
doctorkb(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 3 - Quyon (French) BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge GlobalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.png
Canada Raid Group 03.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
bz2012(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 3 - Quyon (French)
ply8808(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 3 - Quyon (French) Badge CountryManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
coontex(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 3 - Quyon (French)
Jreno2(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 3 - Quyon (French)
tckma(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 3 - Quyon (French)
kjg53(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 3 - Quyon (French)
mkovnick(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 3 - Quyon (French)
Tomskii(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 3 - Quyon (French)
gunnargsd(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 3 - Quyon (French)
driving79(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 4 - Pakenham BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge LocalChamp.png
Canada Raid Group 04.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
crazycaveman(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 4 - Pakenham Badge StateManager.png
qwaletee(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 4 - Pakenham Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
ct13(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 4 - Pakenham
BenMimix(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 4 - Pakenham
DustinHetzel(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 4 - Pakenham Badge Mentor.png
kkarkid(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 4 - Pakenham
Raiden38(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 4 - Pakenham
Trotskyist(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 4 - Pakenham
jhwk74(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 4 - Pakenham
jemay(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 5 - Kanata BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge GlobalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.png
Canada Raid Group 05.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
ctpoole(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 5 - Kanata Badge StateManager.png
Rivermedic(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 5 - Kanata
DavidAbarca(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 5 - Kanata BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge LocalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Local Champ.png
nivekeel(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 5 - Kanata
jbrianj(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 5 - Kanata
triage685(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 5 - Kanata
frankthetankk(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 5 - Kanata
Rooksie(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 5 - Kanata
kyhtak(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 5 - Kanata
davielde(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 6 - Richmond Badge CountryManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
Canada Raid Group 06.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
rulikoto(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 6 - Richmond Badge LocalChamp.png
dbwiddis(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 6 - Richmond
DaveKS14(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 6 - Richmond
kwrigh01(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 6 - Richmond Badge Mentor.png
voludu2(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 6 - Richmond
GadgetMTS(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 6 - Richmond
MrHovi(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 6 - Richmond
UberGenius(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 6 - Richmond
LordMograsFriend(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 6 - Richmond
Zirland(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 7 - Osgoode Badge GlobalChamp.png
Canada Raid Group 07.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
Gasparfox(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 7 - Osgoode Badge LocalChamp.png
Olestas(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 7 - Osgoode Badge LocalChamp.png
dmcrandall(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 7 - Osgoode Badge MapRaider.pngBadge StateManager.png
dougp01(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 7 - Osgoode
OSUBigToe(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 7 - Osgoode
Gazoo4U(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 7 - Osgoode
mudge42(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 7 - Osgoode
uscwaller(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 7 - Osgoode
PyroEskimo(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 7 - Osgoode
orbitc(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 8 - Winchester BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge GlobalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.pngBadge MapRaider.png
Canada Raid Group 08.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
gaetanaga(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 8 - Winchester Badge StateManager.png
Helgramite(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 8 - Winchester Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
mauricioleonardi(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 8 - Winchester Badge StateManager.png
FzNk(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 8 - Winchester Badge StateManager.png
dude463(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 8 - Winchester
Poncewattle(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 8 - Winchester
HeladoCaliente(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 8 - Winchester
Mulligan87(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 8 - Winchester
wallydury(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 8 - Winchester
SkiDooGuy(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 9 - Casselman Badge CountryManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
Canada Raid Group 09.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
hardian_n(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 9 - Casselman
t0cableguy(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 9 - Casselman Badge StateManager.png
eeschuler(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 9 - Casselman
poweruser10(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 9 - Casselman
aspherical1(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 9 - Casselman
JButz2(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 9 - Casselman
JFeather60(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 9 - Casselman
JustinS83(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 9 - Casselman
whoaitspete(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 9 - Casselman
solis84(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 10 - Gatineau (French) Badge GlobalChamp.png
Canada Raid Group 10.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
Machete808(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 10 - Gatineau (French) Badge StateManager.png
hitfactor(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 10 - Gatineau (French)
tcalvert317(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 10 - Gatineau (French)
faromasa(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 10 - Gatineau (French)
Puddles2475(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 10 - Gatineau (French)
autenil(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 10 - Gatineau (French)
Doryphore_(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 10 - Gatineau (French)
JerryPavel017(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 10 - Gatineau (French)
KiwiCoolDino(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 10 - Gatineau (French)
WarhawkTrombone(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 10 - Gatineau (French)
arturoae(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 11 - Downtown (French) Badge LocalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Local Champ.png
Canada Raid Group 11.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
karlcr9911(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 11 - Downtown (French) Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
manoeuvre(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 11 - Downtown (French) Badge LocalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Local Champ.png
ulle2(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 11 - Downtown (French)
Bluediemond(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 11 - Downtown (French)
GS-1905(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 11 - Downtown (French)
jaywazin(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 11 - Downtown (French)
awhardin(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 11 - Downtown (French)
CoolCanuck(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 11 - Downtown (French)
nescro(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 11 - Downtown (French)
redspawn2k2(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 11 - Downtown (French)
sketch(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French) Badge GlobalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.png
MapRaidOttawaPUR Area.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
MojaveCactusMonkey(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French) Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
HuckD(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
KuniaKid(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French) Badge StateManager.png
ovilchiszarate(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
PleaseDriveFast(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
shadoh(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
taco909(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
yb6kos(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
adetia(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
AgentW4C(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
JasonN899(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
JoWhee(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
Joyriding(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
Kayos_On_The_Road(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
qazxcvbnmm(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
SanzClew(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
SuperMedic(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
tel601(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)
TimC42(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 12 - Montreal PUR Team (French)