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If your map looks more like the one on the right, you starting in an area with a base map. This is good news. It means Waze has acquired information about roads in your area. You do not have to manually map most of the roads. This gives you a head start on getting the map to the point where you can use it to plan a route to your destination.

Incompleteness of the Base Map

Base maps are supplied with different amount of information, so some base maps are more complete than others. And the information can be inaccurate or out of date

  • Roads may have no names. Or some may be named. Some names may not follow the same conventions used for naming roads in your country
  • Road types may be missing. Or incomplete. Or not match the conventions used in your country
  • Roads may have no city name attached to them
  • Roads may be all set to No Entrance. One-way and two-way settings may be absent or wrong
  • Roads may be missing or with an incorrect layout
  • Junctions may be set to allow no turns, so there is no connectivity between roads. Or connectivity may be incomplete or wrong
  • Junctions may be missing, especially on [[glossary|dual carriageways]

This isn't too bad. Even if the base map is the most incomplete it can be, a small city can be made fully mapped by one person in a few hours.

Method for completing a Base Map