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The following terms are defined on this page to clarify the meaning of each of them as they relate to Waze. The are provided alphabetically for your convenience.
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====ASR - Automatic Speech Recognition====
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:The ability of a smartphone to translate a user's voice commands into actions on the device
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===={{anchor|green}}BGS - Big Green Sign====
 
:A large green sign is the US standard road signage for exits and other information.
 
  
====Candies, bonus candies====
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This comprehensive Glossary has been designed to function as a glossary, an index and a cross reference by means of sorting features and a table of contents.<br />
:Small candy shaped icons that appear on the Waze client app. Drive over them to collect the points associated. See [[Your_Rank_and_Points#Road_candies|Road candies]] for more information.
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====Carpool, carpool lane====
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It attempts to include all of the abbreviations, acronyms and terms used in the official and third party Waze ecosystem and the various communication mediums.<br />
:A vehicle with 2 or more occupants. Also known as HOV Lanes and Transit Lanes, are lanes restricted for the use of cars carrying a specified number of occupants. See [[Carpool%2C_HOV%2C_Transit_lanes|Carpool lanes]] for more information.
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====Central reservation====
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Some terms existed prior to Waze, while others were officially coined by Waze. Many evolved naturally within the various Waze communication mediums used by Wazers and staff alike. Regardless of origin, all are important to help understand Waze Speak!<br />
:Strip of land or barrier separating a dual carriageway. Also known as a median.
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====Cookie munching, cookies====
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Please carefully consider your use of the abbreviations and acronyms in your conversations, since they can be unfamiliar when not used in conjunction with other terms or without defining context.<br />
:Cookies are the dots on unconfirmed roads (sometimes called pacman roads). Cookie munching (or road munching) is driving over such roads and earns [[Points#How_are_points_calculated.3F|points]]. It also confirms the road is drivable for the Waze server. See [[FAQ#What_are_those_dots_on_some_of_the_roads.3F|What are those dots...]] for more information.
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====Dead-end Node====
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While many terms apply globally, this glossary is US English-centric.<br />
:[[Image:Segments Nodes Junctions.png|right|110px]]This is an [[#Endpoint Node|endpoint node]] found at the end of a segment without another segment connected to its end, when the other endpoint node of the segment is connected to one or more other segments.
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====Directionality====
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The descriptions within this Glossary attempt to merely resolve ambiguity of terms, and reference other Wiki pages, articles, and sections, along with other Waze and external sources. This intentional lack of description content helps avoid duplication of source content, and facilitates future maintenance when source content changes.<br />
:Whether a road is one-way, two-way or Unknown.
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====Divided highway====
 
:See dual carriageway
 
  
====Dual carriageway====
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:A road or highway in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land, known as a central reservation or median
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====Editable Area====
 
:A defined distance around the drives you have taken with Waze running within which you have rights to edit unlocked objects. See [[Waze_Map_Editor#Editable_Area|editable area]] for more information.
 
  
====Endpoint node====
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'''The Table'''
:[[Image:Segments Nodes Junctions.png|right|110px]]Also called an '''end node''' is found at both ends of a [[#Segment|segment]], is visible only after selecting a segment while in [[WME]], and when joined to other endpoint nodes create a [[#Junction|junction]].
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====Express lane====
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:See [[Glossary#HOV.2C_HOV_Lane_-_High_Occupancy_Vehicle|HOV]]
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====Freeway====
 
:Motorway; the major road system in your country. See [[Road_Types_(USA)#Freeway|freeways]] for more information.
 
  
====Geometry====
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:The layout or shape of a [[#Segment|segment]]. Each road is made up of one or more segments. The segments are made up of one or more straight line sections. These sections can be short, effectively allowing curves to be created in a segment. See [[Creating_and_Editing_street_segments#Editing_existing_roads|Editing existing roads]] for more information.
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====Grade====
 
:The level or elevation of a road with respect to surrounding roads. So a road would normally be at level grade. A road going underneath in a tunnel would be a -1 grade. A road going over would be a +1 grade. At complicated junctions such as freeway interchanges there can be many levels. So on a flat map we assign levels to show that while the roads cross, they do not connect because they are at different heights or elevations. See [[At-Grade_Connectors|At-grade connectors]] for more information.
 
  
====HOV, HOV Lane - High Occupancy Vehicle====
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:A vehicle with 2 or more occupants. HOV Lanes, also known as Carpool Lanes and Transit Lanes, are lanes restricted for the use of cars carrying a specified number of occupants. See [[Carpool%2C_HOV%2C_Transit_lanes|Carpool lanes]] for more information.
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====Intl or INTL - International====
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    The following is the first entry in the table.         
:International abbreviation used to refer to the non-North America [[Servers|server]] infrastructure and location.
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====Junction or Junction Point====
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:[[Image:Segments Nodes Junctions.png|right|110px]][[Image:Junction_normal.png|left]]The point (small blue spot on the end of a segment) where two or more road segments connect; often 'incorrectly' referred to as a 'node'. A junction point is visible at the end of a dead end road. It not visible, it can be corrected with the instructions for [[Creating_and_Editing_street_segments#Fix_the_end-node_on_cul-de-sacs_and_dead-ends|fixing dead end nodes]].<br/>{{Clear}}
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:See [[Junction_Style_Guide|Junction Style Guide]] for more information.
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====Map issue====
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:A button on the Waze client app to indicate there is a problem with the map. See [[#Update_Request_.28UR.29|Update Requests]] for more information.
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{{Glossary_item|term=#WazeWin|WazeWin|anchor1=wazewin|anchor2=Waze Win|anchor3=waze win|anchor4=#wazewin|desc=A hashtag in various social media used to indicate posts related Waze saving Wazers time, and avoiding traffic. Usually attached to screenshots or descriptions of Waze routing users around heavy traffic using detours the driver would not have thought of on their own.<br><br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Hashtag|hashtag]] Wikipedia article|updated=2015-02-25|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=AASHTO|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials|American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-09|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Abbreviations|Acronyms|Big List|anchor1=The Big TTS Test List|desc=List of Abbreviations used in Waze.<br><br>See the [[Abbreviations and acronyms]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [http://goo.gl/jmhW00 Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients - Test List for North America "The Big List")] External page<br>Also see the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15178 Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients] Waze forum|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Acronyms|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Abbreviations|Abbreviations]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-23|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Advertisers Dashboard|anchor1=Waze Advertisers Dashboard|desc=See the [http://biz.waze.com biz.waze.com] Waze Site|added=2015-02-26}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=AFV|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Alternate Fuel Vehicle|Alternate Fuel Vehicle]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-20|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=AGC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#At-Grade Connectors|At-Grade Connectors]] Glossary Term|added=2014-10-12|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Alternate Fuel Vehicle|AFV|desc=See the [[wikipedia:Alternative_fuel_vehicle|Alternate Fuel Vehicle]] Wikipedia article|added=2015-04-20}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Alternative Interchanges|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Alternative Intersections|Alternative Intersections]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-28|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Alternative Intersections|Alternative Interchanges|desc=Many intersection and interchange styles exist with various names depending location. (Additional Waze links to be added later.)<br><br>See the [http://www.alternativeintersections.org/ Alternative Intersections] External page|related1=Loon|added=2015-04-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=AM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Area Manager|Area Manager]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-14|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials|AASHTO|desc=American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials<br><br>See the [http://www.transportation.org/ AASHTO] External page|added=2015-04-09}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=AMGR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Waze AM Layers|Waze AM Layers]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-23|added=2014-08-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=AMIV|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Area Manager Info Visualizations|Area Manager Info Visualizations]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-04|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Angle|anchor1=angles|desc=There are various types of angles used in Waze mapping.
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Please choose the relevant Glossary Term:<br><br>See the [[#Junction angle|Junction angle]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Roundabout angle|Roundabout angle]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Turn angle|Turn angle]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Junction Angle Info|Junction Angle Info]] Glossary Term|jump1=Junction angle|jump2=Roundabout angle|jump3=Turn angle|jump4=Junction Angle Info|added=2014-10-12}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=ARC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Assistant Regional Coordinator|Assistant Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-05|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Area|desc=A "Place Area" is a Waze POI '''with''' an associated polygon displayed on the map, as opposed to the "Place Point".
  
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(Not the same as "Points" as used in Points Ranking)<br><br>See the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Point|Point]] Glossary Term|related1=Parking Lot Area|related2=Point|jump1=Places|jump2=Point|added=2015-02-22}}
:The Waze map is divided into a grid using 1km-square areas which are called tiles or map tiles. Changes to the map are processed on a per-tile basis. Changes to any part of a map tile causes Waze to mark the tile as changed and it will be rebuilt in the next map update cycle.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Area Manager|AM|anchor1=AM - Area Manager|desc=An assigned role to help manage and maintain the map of a given geographical area.
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<br><br>See the [[Area_Manager|Area Manager]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Editing Roles|Editing Roles]] Glossary Term|related1=Waze AM Layers|jump2=Editing Roles|updated=2015-02-08|added=2014-08-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Area Manager Info Visualizations|AMIV|desc=This project provides various types of information for use by Regional Coordinators and State Managers to access Info for Area Managers and various map Visualizations of their management areas.      <br><br>See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1286&t=166695&hilit=AMIV AMIV - AM Info Visualizations] Waze forum|added=2016-01-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=ASR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Automatic Speech Recognition|Automatic Speech Recognition]] Glossary Term|added=2012-08-18|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Assistant Regional Coordinator|ARC|desc=An assistant to the Regional Coordinator.<br><br>See the [[Assistant Regional Coordinator]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-01-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=At-Grade Connectors|AGC|Connector|anchor1=At Grade Connector|anchor2=At Grade Connectors|anchor3=At-Grade Connector|anchor4=AGC - At Grade Connector|desc=Segments that interconnect roads at the same grade elevation.<br><br>See the [[At-grade connectors]] Wiki Page|added=2014-10-12}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=ATR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Territories Region|Territories Region]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Automatic Speech Recognition|ASR|anchor1=ASR - Automatic Speech Recognition|desc=The ability of a smartdevice to convert voice commands into actions on the device.<br><br>See the [[#Voice Commands|Voice Commands]] Glossary Term|related1=Voice|jump1=Voice Commands|jump4=#Junction Angle Info|added=2012-08-18}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Avatar|desc=The Waze "hard hat" icon that appears on the map at the location where the editor is working; visible when the Live Users layer is selected in the Waze Map Editor.<br><br>See the [[Waze_Map_Editor/Chat#Features|Chat]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[Template:AM/Editor|AM/Editor Template]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[Wikipedia:Avatar (computing)|Avatar (computing)]] Wikipedia article|updated=2016-04-01|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Banks of Servers|Server|desc=One of the three separate sets of servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems. The three are "IL" for "Israel", "USA" for the "United States of America" (which also includes Canada), and the "ROW" for the "Rest of the World", or simply "World".<br><br>See the [[Banks of Servers]] Wiki Page|related1=Israel Server|related2=Rest of World Server|related3=USA Server|updated=2015-06-29|added=2015-04-20}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=BBCode|desc=BBCode is a special implementation of HTML to enhance forum posts. In addition to the standard BBCodes as described in the guide linked below, Waze has added custom BBCodes, including: Table, Hide, and YouTube. Usage of the Hide and YouTube codes are obvious when applied from the forum posting toolbar. The Table code however requires additional explanation.
  
====Median, median barrier====
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:Strip of land or barrier separating a divided highway or motorway. Also known as a central reservation.
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====Munching====
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:Driving over roads which have not previously been driven (pacman roads). See [[#Cookie_munching.2C_cookies|cookie munching]] for more information.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Best Continuation|BC|anchor1=BC - Best Continuation|desc=The segment that Waze determines is what drivers would consider the "no turning path" or "going straight" through the intersection. This segment will get a 'continue' instruction, which is ignored by the client app.<br><br>See the [[Best continuation]] Wiki Page|added=2014-09-14}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Best Map Editing Practice|Best Practices|desc=See the [[Best map editing practice]] Wiki Page|updated=2015-03-02|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Best Practices|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Best Map Editing Practice|Best Map Editing Practice]] Glossary Term|added=2015-03-02|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Beta|anchor1=β|desc=Typically the last software version before being released to the publc as a production version.<br><br>See the [[#Beta Testers|Beta Testers]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Beta#Computing|Beta]] Wikipedia article|related1=Descartes|jump1=Beta Testers|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Beta Testers|desc=See the [[Roles and responsibilities#Beta_Testers|Roles and responsibilities]] Wiki Page|related1=Beta|related2=Center Code|added=2015-02-25}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=BGS|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Big Green Sign|Big Green Sign]] Glossary Term|added=2015-03-25|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Big Detour Prevention|BDP|desc=A system designed to prevent routing off, and then back on to the same Freeway/Highway for a small savings in time.<br><br>See the [[Detour Prevention Mechanisms]] Wiki Page|related1=Detour Prevention Mechanism|updated=2016-08-05|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Big Green Sign|BGS|anchor1=green|anchor2=BGS - Big Green Sign|desc=A Big Green Sign is the US standard road signage for exits and other information.<br><br>Also see the [[#Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices|Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices]] Glossary Term|related1=Little Green Sign|jump1=Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices|added=2012-08-18}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Big List|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Abbreviations|Abbreviations]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-23|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Blog|desc=The Waze Blog<br><br>See the [http://blog.waze.com/ Waze Blog] Waze Blog|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=BM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Bookmarklets|Bookmarklets]] Glossary Term|added=2014-10-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=BOG|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Boots on the Ground|Boots on the Ground]] Glossary Term|added=2016-08-26|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Bonus Candies|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Bonus points and road goodies|Bonus points and road goodies]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Bonus points and road goodies|Bonus Candies|Candies|Goodies|Road Goodies|anchor1=Candies, bonus candies|desc=Special items that appear on the Waze client app map to achive bonus points. Drive over them to collect the assciated points. These may be candy shaped, or other special shapes for various occaasions.<br><br>See the [[Your_Rank_and_Points#Road_candies|Road candies]] Wiki Page|added=2015-02-10}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Bookmark|(alias)|desc=Place markers in your web browser store the link to websites. Scripts can be inserted instead of URLs to create Bookmarklets.<br><br>Also see the [[#Bookmarklets|Bookmarklets]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Bookmarklets|BM|Bookmark|anchor1=BM - Bookmarklet|anchor2=Bookmarklet|desc=A Javascript stored as a web browser bookmark.<br><br>See the [[Bookmarklets]] Wiki Page|added=2014-10-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Boots on the Ground|BOTG|BOG|desc=Physical presence at a location to scout, and determine current conditions for Waze maps.|added=2016-01-27}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Bot|desc=As used with Waze, it is an automated robot program that functions as user in various systems. (For the WazeBot and WazeBotRo, see the Feed The Waze link below.)<br><br>Also see the [[#Wazebot|Wazebot]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Feed The Waze|Feed The Waze]] Glossary Term|related1=Wazebot|jump1=Wazebot|jump2=Feed The Waze|added=2016-01-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=BOTG|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Boots on the Ground|Boots on the Ground]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-27|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=BugZilla|desc=A third party "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System" '''previously used''' by Waze. Use of Bugzilla by Waze has been discontiued.<br><br>The [[Bugzilla|''archived'' previous usage of Bugzilla]] Wiki Page|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Bulb|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Loon|Loon]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-01|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Bulb-out|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Loon|Loon]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-01|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Camera Watch List|CWL|desc=Term used within the URO+ script extension.|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Candies|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Bonus points and road goodies|Bonus points and road goodies]] Glossary Term|added=2013-05-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CAR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Community Action Requests|Community Action Requests]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Car Pool Lane|Express Lane|HOV Lane|Transit Lane|anchor1=Carpool, carpool lane|anchor2=Express lane|anchor3=Transit lane|desc=A lane restricted to use exclusively by vehicles carrying the minimum number of paasengers to  meet the local HOV regulation.<br><br>See the [[Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes]] Wiki Page|related1=High Occupancy Toll|related2=High Occupancy Vehicle|added=2013-03-12}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Carlson Wagonlit Travel|CWT|desc=Agency used by Waze to help plan events.<br><br>See the [http://www.carlsonwagonlit.com CWT] External page|added=2017-05-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Carriageway|desc=British English term for Highway.<br><br>Also see the [[#Dual Carriageway|Dual Carriageway]] Glossary Term|jump1=Dual Carriageway|updated=2016-02-02|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Cartouche|desc=Name of Waze map editor system prior to the Waze Map Editor.<br><br>See the [[#Waze Map Editor|Waze Map Editor]] Glossary Term|related1=Descartes|jump1=Waze Map Editor|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CAV|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Clean Air Vehicle|Clean Air Vehicle]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-20|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Center Code|Center Code]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Connected Citizens Program|Connected Citizens Program]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Country Coordinator|Country Coordinator]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-08-06|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CCP|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Connected Citizens Program|Connected Citizens Program]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-22|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CDP|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Census Designated Place|Census Designated Place]] Glossary Term|added=2013-09-10|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Census Designated Place|CDP|desc=A United States Census Bureau term for a concentration of population that lack a separate municipal government, but otherwise resemble incorporated places. It is sometimes added to a city name with that classification if there are multiple cities in the same state with that name.<br><br>See the [[wikipedia:CDP|CDP]] Wikipedia article|added=2013-09-10}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Center Code|[[#CC|CC]]|desc=Third party Beta Test Management Solutions used by Waze<br><br>See the [http://waze.centercode.com/signup/ Waze CenterCode.com] External page<br>Also see the [[#Beta Testers|Beta Testers]] Glossary Term|jump2=Beta Testers|added=2015-01-30|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Central Reservation|(alias)|anchor1=Central reservation|desc=British English term for Median Strip.<br><br>See the [[#Median Strip|Median Strip]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-02-01|added=2010-10-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CFI|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Continuous Flow Intersection|Continuous Flow Intersection]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CH|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#WME Color Highlighter|WME Color Highlighter]] Glossary Term|added=2013-06-03|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Champ|desc=See the [[#Community Roles|Community Roles]] Glossary Term|jump1=Community Roles|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Chat|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Map Editor Chat|Map Editor Chat]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-26|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=City Smudge|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Smudged City|Smudged City]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-24|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Clean Air Vehicle|CAV|desc=Term commonly used by the California DMV for vehicles that qualify to use their HOV lanes.<br><br>See the [http://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/decal DMV.CA] External page<br>Also see the [[#High Occupancy Vehicle|High Occupancy Vehicle]] Glossary Term|jump2=High Occupancy Vehicle|updated=2016-01-28|added=2015-04-20}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Client|desc=The software application program for a phone or tablet that runs the Waze application and delivers the data from the Waze servers.|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Cloud|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Cloud Storage|Cloud Storage]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-20|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Cloud Storage|Cloud|desc=General term used to describe various types of services to store data. See below for some services typically used by Waze users.<br><br>See the [[wikipedia:Cloud_storage|Cloud Storage]] Wikipedia article|related1=Dropbox|related2=Google Drive|added=2015-04-20}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Community Manager|Community Manager]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Country Manager|Country Manager]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-08-06|added=2014-12-07}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Codes|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Search Codes|Search Codes]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Community Action Request|CAR|desc=A system used by Waze volunteer leaders to manage ranks and permissions of Wazers.|related1=Regional Coordinator|related2=User Level Monitor|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Community Forum|Forum|Waze Forum|Waze Community Forum|anchor1=phpBB|desc=The online platform used for exchanging information about the use of the Waze app and the editing of Waze map data.
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The Waze Community Forum is currently powered by the phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group.<br><br>See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/ Community Forum] Waze forum<br>Also see the [[#BBCode|BBCode]] Glossary Term|related1=phpBB ®|jump2=BBCode|updated=2016-04-01|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Community Manager|[[#CM|CM]]|desc=A Waze staff member liason between Waze staff and the leadership of a local editing community. Usually assigned to an entire country or region of countries.<br><br>See the [[#Community Roles|Community Roles]] Glossary Term|related1=Community Project Manager|jump1=Community Roles|added=2015-01-30|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Community Project Manager|CPM|desc=This is a Waze Community Manager who oversees a Waze White Papers topic.
  
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Some links below are currently only available to Waze Global Champs.<br><br>See the [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=212&t=195320 Community Manager] Waze forum<br>Also see the [[#Community Manager|Community Manager]] Glossary Term|jump2=Community Manager|added=2016-08-30}}
:Abbreviation used for the [[servers]] that cover the USA and Canada maps.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Community Roles|desc=Roles, Champ, CM, GC, LC, RC, SM<br><br>See the [[Roles and responsibilities]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Roles|Roles]] Glossary Term|related1=Champ|related2=Community Manager|related3=Coordinator|related4=Global Champ|related5=Local Champ|related6=Mentor|related7=State Manager|jump2=Roles|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Community Wiki|(alias)|anchor1=Waze Community Wiki|desc=See the [[#Wazeopedia|Wazeopedia]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-06|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Connected Citizens|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Connected Citizens Program|Connected Citizens Program]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Connected Citizens NYC Meet-Up|W10|desc=The W10 are the first 10 international cities, United States Departments of Transportation (DOTs), and municipal organizations whom Waze has empowered to serve their citizens in the Connected Citizens program.<br><br>See the [[#Connected Citizens Program|Connected Citizens Program]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/waze-launches-connected-citizens-program-debuts-inaugural-w10-277867931.html PR Newswire article] External page|jump1=Connected Citizens Program|updated=2015-10-08|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Connected Citizens Program|CCP|[#CC|CC]]|Connected Citizens|desc=The Waze Connected Citizens Program
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<br><br>See the [[Connected Citizens Program]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [http://blog.waze.com/p/connected-citizens.html Connected Citizens] Waze Blog<br>Also see the [http://www.waze.com/ccp Connected Citizens] Waze Site|related1=Connected Citizens NYC Meet-Up|updated=2015-10-13|added=2015-01-30|noanchor2=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Connectivity Score|desc=The chance of any one segment to be connected to any other segment within a certain regional area. I.e. the likelihood that you will be able to succesfully navigate from any point, to any other point within one regional area. It is a number used to define how well the map of region is developed. Measured by Waze staff upon request, the higher the percentage, the better. It is one of the metrics used to measure the success of a MapRaid.<br><br>Also see the [[#MapRaid|MapRaid]] Glossary Term|jump1=MapRaid|updated=2015-10-07|added=2015-02-24}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Connector|(alias)|desc=See the [[#At-Grade Connectors|At-Grade Connectors]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Construction Zone|CZ|WZ|Work Zone|desc=See the [[Speed limits]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[Road names]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-09-08|added=2016-03-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Continuous Flow Intersection|CFI|desc=A general category type of intersection.<br><br>See the [[#Displaced Left Turn|Displaced Left Turn]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Continuous-flow_intersection|Continuous Flow Intersection]] Wikipedia article|jump1=Displaced Left Turn|updated=2015-10-07|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Cookie Munching|Cookies|anchor1=Cookie munching, cookies|desc=Cookies are the dots on unconfirmed roads (sometimes called pacman roads). Cookie munching (or road munching) is driving over such roads, and earns points. It also confirms the road is drive-able for the Waze server.<br><br>See the [[Your_Rank_and_Points#How_are_points_calculated.3F|Points]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[FAQ#What_are_those_dots_on_some_of_the_roads.3F|What are those dots ... ? FAQ]] Wiki Page|related1=Road Munching|related2=Pacman Roads|related3=Munching|added=2010-10-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Coordinator|desc=Coordinators are experts who coordinate between the local community and Waze Team, as community ambassadors. Usually Champs.<br><br>See the [[Roles_and_responsibilities#Coordinators|Coordinators]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[#Community Roles|Community Roles]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|related1=Country Coordinator|jump2=Community Roles|jump3=Regional Coordinator|updated=2016-08-17|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Country Coordinator|[[#CC|CC]]|desc=Term used in some countries other than the US. A Country Coordinator is a Waze appointed Coordinator for an entire country, similar to a Regional Coordinator in larger countries.<br><br>See the [[#Coordinator|Coordinator]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump1=Coordinator|jump2=Regional Coordinator|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Country Manager|[[#CM|CM]]|desc=An assigned role to help manage and maintain the map of an entire country.<br><br>See the [[Roles and responsibilities#Country_Manager|Country Manager]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Editing Roles|Editing Roles]] Glossary Term|jump2=Editing Roles|updated=2015-02-14|added=2014-12-07|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CPM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Community Project Manager|Community Project Manager]] Glossary Term|added=2016-08-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Crossroads|(alias)|desc=A code name used by Waze developers.<br><br>See the [[#Junction Box|Junction Box]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-29|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Crowdsource|anchor1=Crowd Source|anchor2=Crowdsourcing|desc="Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app." - Waze<br><br>See the [[wikipedia:Crowdsourcing|Crowdsourcing]] Wikipedia article|updated=2016-01-05|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Cul-de-sac|anchor1=culdesac|desc=A Cul-de-sac (a.k.a. Court in the US) is a common treatment of a dead end street in a residential neighborhood.<br><br>See the [[Junction_Style_Guide#Cul-de-sacs|Junction Style Guide]] Wiki Page|related1=Dead End Loops|updated=2016-01-04|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Curve Point|(alias)|desc=As used in the Waze Map Editor Guide Full Clip Video. Term not commonly used otherwise.<br><br>See the [[#Geometry Node|Geometry Node]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVksbb1Z4SQ Waze Map Editor Guide Full Clip Video] External page|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Cut|anchor1=cut|anchor2=cutting|desc=To separate a single segment into two smallaer segments, by adding a junction node along the segment.<br><br>See the [[Map_Editing_Quick-start_Guide#Cutting_a_segment|Cut a segment]] Wiki Page|related1=Split|added=2015-03-22}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CWL|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Camera Watch List|Camera Watch List]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CWT|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Carlson Wagonlit Travel|Carlson Wagonlit Travel]] Glossary Term|added=2017-05-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=CZ|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Construction Zone|Construction Zone]] Glossary Term|added=2016-09-08|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Dashboard|[[#DB|DB]]|desc=Dashboards used in Waze may include any of the following:
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(Note that Dashboard should not confused with Scoreboard.)<br><br>See the [[Dashboard]] Wiki Page|added=2015-01-30|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Data Base|[[#DB|DB]]|desc=See the [[wikipedia:Database|Database]] Wikipedia article|added=2015-01-30|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Data Waze|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Data-Waze|Data-Waze]] Glossary Term|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-02-24|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Data-Waze|Data Waze|datawaze|desc=The Data-Waze blog came out of the desire to tell the stories that go beyond finding the shortest route, stories that utilize the vast amount of publicly available data that our users provide.<br><br>See the [http://data-waze.com/ data.waze] External page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2016-09-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=datawaze|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Data-Waze|Data-Waze]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-09-04|added=2015-02-24|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=DB|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Dashboard|Dashboard]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Data Base|Data Base]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Dropbox|Dropbox]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-03|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=DCD|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Diverging Diamond Interchange|Diverging Diamond Interchange]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-10-07|added=2015-08-26|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=DCMI|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Double Crossover Merging Interchange|Double Crossover Merging Interchange]] Glossary Term|added=2015-08-26|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=DDI|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Diverging Diamond Interchange|Diverging Diamond Interchange]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-10-07|added=2015-08-26|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Dead End Loops|anchor1=Dead End Loop|desc=See the [[Dead end loop]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Cul-de-sac|Cul-de-sac]] Glossary Term|jump2=Cul-de-sac|updated=2016-01-05|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Dead End Node|anchor1=Dead-end node|desc=This is an Endpoint Node found at the end of a segment with no other segment connected to its end. When the other endpoint node of the segment is connected to one or more other segments.
  
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A Dead End Node should be visible at the end of a dead-end road, and should be corrected if not visible.<br><br>See the [[#End Point Node|End Point Node]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Node|Node]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[Creating_and_editing_road_segments#Fix_the_end-node_on_cul-de-sacs_and_dead-ends|Fixing Dead End Nodes]] Wiki Page|related1=Junction|jump1=End Point Node|jump2=Node|added=2012-08-18}}
:The automated support system managed by Waze directly. It provides information and basic troubleshooting information on Waze. It may have newer information not yet updated in the Wiki. See the [http://www.waze.com/support/ nanoRep support site] for answers to Waze questions.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Department of Transportation|DOT|desc=A governmmental agency responsible for transportation  in various jurisdictions.<br><br>See the [[wikipedia:Department_of_Transportation|Department of Transportation]] Wikipedia article<br>Also see the [[wikipedia:United_States_Department_of_Transportation|U.S. DOT]] Wikipedia article|updated=2015-04-20|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Descartes|desc=Working name for the previous Cartouche map editing system beta versions. (The term can still seen in the certain Waze URLs.)<br><br>See the [[#Cartouche|Cartouche]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Beta|Beta]] Glossary Term|jump1=Cartouche|jump2=Beta|added=2015-04-09}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Destination|desc=Destination point for a driving route, with the origin being the starting point.
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(This term may later be combined with "Ending Point".)<br><br>See the [[#Ending Point|Ending Point]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Origin|Origin]] Glossary Term|jump1=Ending Point|jump2=Origin|added=2015-04-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Detour Prevention Mechanism|desc=See the [[Detour Prevention Mechanisms]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Big Detour Prevention|Big Detour Prevention]] Glossary Term|jump2=Big Detour Prevention|updated=2015-10-08|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Detour Prevention Mechanisms|DP|anchor1=Detour Prevention Mechanism|desc=Systems to help prevent undesired routing for for certain circumstances.<br><br>See the [[Detour Prevention Mechanisms]] Wiki Page|added=2016-08-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Direct Message|DM|desc=Term used to make direct contact with person with various messaging systems.|added=2016-04-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Directionality|desc=The direction a segment will allow routing traffic across it as One-way, Two-way, or Unknown. For one-way segments, you must specify if runs from the "A" node to the "B" node, or vice-a-versa.<br><br>See the [[Creating and editing road segments#Set_Road_Type.2C_Direction.2C_and_Elevation|Creating and editing road segments]] Wiki Page|updated=2015-10-10|added=2010-09-16}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Dirt Road|DR|desc={{Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail}} is a road type in Waze, typically used to represent any dirt roads. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.<br />{{RoadType|Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump2=Road Types|updated=2015-02-15|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Disambiguation|DAB|desc=Identifying which meaning of a word is desired. When on a disambiguation page, select the meaning closest to what is intended.<br><br>See the [[Wikipedia:Disambiguation]] Wikipedia article|updated=2016-02-16|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Displaced Left Turn|DLT|desc=A specfic type of Continuous Flow Intersection.<br><br>See the [[At-grade_connectors#Displaced_left_turn_.28DLT.29_intersection|Displaced Left Turn]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Continuous-flow_intersection|Continuous Flow Intersection]] Wikipedia article|related1=Continuous Flow Intersection|updated=2015-10-07|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Diverging Diamond Interchange|DDI|Double crossover diamond interchange|DCD|anchor1=Diverging Diamond intersection|anchor2=Diverging Diamond|anchor3=Double-crossover diamond interchange|anchor4=Diverging Diamond Intersection|desc=A type of diamond interchange in which the two directions of traffic on the non-freeway road cross to the opposite side on both sides of the bridge at the freeway.<br><br>See the [[wikipedia:Diverging_diamond_interchange|Diverging diamond interchange]] Wikipedia article<br>See the [http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/09054/index.cfm Federal Highway Administration technical brief] External page<br>See the [http://www.divergingdiamond.com/index.html official diverging diamond interrhange] External page|updated=2016-01-04|added=2015-08-26}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Divide|Dividing|anchor1=divide|desc=The method to convert a single two-way segment, into two parallel one-way segments, running in opposite directions.<br><br>See the [[Best_map_editing_practice#When_to_divide_a_two-way_road_.28and_when_not_to.29|Dividing a two-way road]] Wiki Page|related1=Divided Highway|related2=Split|updated=2015-10-10|added=2015-03-22}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Divided Highway|Dual Carriageway|anchor1=Dual carriageway|anchor2=divided|desc=A road or highway where directions of travel are separated by a barrier, strip of land or other obstruction, known as a Median Strip or Central Reservation (British English). Dual Carriageway.
  
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In Waze, such roads may be represented a single 2-way road or by parallel roads, one for each direction.<br><br>See the [[Junction_Style_Guide/Intersections#Divided road intersections|Divided road intersections]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Divide|Dividing a two-way road]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Un-Divide|Un-Dividing a divided highway]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Median|Median]] Glossary Term|related1=Split|jump2=Divide|jump3=Un-Divide|jump4=Median|updated=2016-02-01|added=2010-10-11}}
:[[Image:Segments Nodes Junctions.png|right|110px]]There are four different types of nodes:
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{{Glossary_item|term=Dividing|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Divide|Divide]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-14|noanchor=yes}}
:* [[Glossary#Dead-end_node|Dead-end node]].
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{{Glossary_item|term=DL|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Down-Lock|Down-Lock]] Glossary Term|added=2016-08-05|noanchor=yes}}
:* [[Glossary#Endpoint_node|Endpoint node]].
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{{Glossary_item|term=DLT|(abbr.)|desc=A specific type of Continuous Flow Intersection.<br><br>See the [[#Displaced Left Turn|Displaced Left Turn]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
:* [[Glossary#Geometry_node|Geometry node]].
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{{Glossary_item|term=DM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Direct Message|Direct Message]] Glossary Term|added=2016-04-01|noanchor=yes}}
:* [[Glossary#Geometry_node|Inter-geometry node]].
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{{Glossary_item|term=Dogleg|anchor1=Dog Leg|desc=A dogleg is a shift in a road. Normally, when Road A meets Road B, both segments of Road A are at the same junction. In a dogleg, they don't match up. To cross road B on Road A, you must turn briefly onto Road B and turn back onto Road A short distance later. It is called a dogleg because it has the characteristic shape of a dog's leg.<br />
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''A micro-dogleg (mDL), is a technique with a similar appearance to a dogleg, used for altering the angle Waze sees at a junction, which affects turn instructions.''<br><br>See the [[How Waze determines turn / keep / exit maneuvers]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Micro-dogleg|Micro-dogleg]] Glossary Term|jump2=Micro-dogleg|updated=2015-10-09|added=2015-01-12}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=DOT|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Department of Transportation|Department of Transportation]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Double crossover diamond interchange|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Diverging Diamond Interchange|Diverging Diamond Interchange]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-10-07|added=2015-08-26|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Double Crossover Merging Interchange|DCMI|anchor1=Double crossover merging interchange|anchor2=Double-Crossover Merging Interchange|anchor3=Double-crossover merging interchange|desc=A free-flowing interchange design which includes elements from the diverging diamond interchange and the standard diamond interchange.<br><br>See the [[wikipedia:Diverging_diamond_interchange#Double_crossover_merging_interchange|DCMI]] Wikipedia article<br>See the [http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8950970.PN.&OS=PN/8950970&RS=PN/8950970 DCMI patent application] External page<br>Also see the [[#Diverging Diamond Interchange|Diverging Diamond Interchange]] Glossary Term|jump3=Diverging Diamond Interchange|updated=2016-01-05|added=2015-08-26}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Down-Lock|DL|anchor1=downlock|anchor2=down lock|anchor3=dwlock|desc=Term used to descibe the process of adjusting the Segment Lock level in WME down to match the regional standards, or the Rank of an editor to allow them to edit the segment(s).<br><br>See the [[#Segment Lock|Segment Lock]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Up-Lock|Up-Lock]] Glossary Term|jump1=Segment Lock|jump2=Up-Lock|added=2015-02-25}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=DP|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Detour Prevention Mechanisms|Detour Prevention Mechanisms]] Glossary Term|added=2016-08-05|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=DR|(abbr.)|desc="Dr" is also used as an abbreviaion for "Drive" and "Dr." for "Doctor" in segment naming.<br><br>See the [[#Dirt Road|Dirt Road]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Drive|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Google Drive|Google Drive]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Drives|Drives]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-14|added=2015-02-23|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Driven Area|desc=See the [[#Editable Area|Editable Area]] Glossary Term|related1=Drives|jump1=Editable Area|updated=2016-08-17|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Drives|anchor1=Drive|desc=A tab in the Waze Map Editor showing a list of your drives with their map links.<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Driven Area|Driven Area]] Glossary Term|related1=Drives Tab Enhancer|jump1=Road Types|jump2=Driven Area|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Drives Tab Enhancer|DTE|desc=A now obsolete browser plugin that showed more drives per sub-page on the user drives tab of the Waze Map Editor. It is now bundled as an option inside the URO+ addon.<br><br>See the [[#URO+|URO+]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Drives|Drives]] Glossary Term|jump1=URO+|jump2=Drives|updated=2016-01-14|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Dropbox|[[#DB|DB]]|anchor1=Drop Box|desc=A cloud based storage service used for file sharing. <br><br>See the [http://www.dropbox.com/home DropBox] External page<br>Also see the [[#Cloud Storage|Cloud Storage]] Glossary Term|jump2=Cloud Storage|updated=2015-04-20|added=2015-02-23|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=DTE|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Drives Tab Enhancer|Drives Tab Enhancer]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Dual Carriageway|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Divided Highway|Divided Highway]] Glossary Term|related1=Carriageway|updated=2016-02-01|added=2010-10-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Duplicate Cities|desc=When road segments are named with a city that is not in the immediate area, it causes problems in the city layer display.<br><br>See the [[Duplicate cities]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[Smudged_city|Smudged City]] Wiki Page|updated=2015-10-09|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=EA|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Editable Area|Editable Area]] Glossary Term|added=2016-02-21|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Editable Area|EA|Editing Area|desc=The entire area within which you area able to edit items in the Waze Map Editor. This includes your driven, and managed areas.<br />
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Also a WME Layer which highlights this area on the map. The WME "Editable Area" Layer does not however highlight the entire country if you are a Country Manager.<br><br>See the [[Waze_Map_Editor#Editable_Area|Editable Area]] Wiki Page|related1=Driven Area|related2=Managed Area|related3=Out Of Area|updated=2016-08-19|added=2013-01-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Editing Roles|desc=These are assigned roles given to users who request them, and show they are qualified. They exist to enable users to help manage and maintain the map.<br><br>See the [[Roles_and_responsibilities|Roles and responsibilities]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Roles|Roles and responsibilities]] Glossary Term|related1=Area Manager|related2=Country Manager|jump2=Roles|added=2015-02-15}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Editor Profile|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Map-Editor Profile|Map-Editor Profile]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-05|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Elevation|Level|desc=The vertical position of a road relative to other roads it crosses, starting from ground level.<br><br>See the [[Creating and editing road segments#Road elevation|Road elevation]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[Level (disambiguation)]] Wiki Page|related1=Grade|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Enabled Turn|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Turns|Turns]] Glossary Term|updated=2017-05-13|added=2016-09-20|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=End Point Node|anchor1=Endpoint node|desc=An End Point Node ''(AKA '''end node''')'' is found at both ends of a segment. Its' appearance is emphasized after selecting a segment while in WME. When joined to other endpoint nodes it creates a junction.<br><br>See the [[#Node|Node]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Junction|Junction]] Glossary Term|related1=Dead End Node|jump1=Node|jump2=Junction|added=2013-05-06}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Ending Point|desc=Destination point for a driving route, with the origin being the starting point.
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{{Glossary_item|term=ERL|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Experimental Road Layer|Experimental Road Layer]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Estimated Time of Arrival|ETA|desc=The time calculated by the Waze routing server for arrival at the user's destination when a selected route is followed.<br><br>See the [[Routing server]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-04-01|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=ETA|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Estimated Time of Arrival|Estimated Time of Arrival]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Etiquette|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Waze Etiquette|Waze Etiquette]] Glossary Term|related1=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-04-15|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Events|anchor1=Event|desc=Scheduled activities, including Waze "Major Traffic Events," that cause changes in traffic patterns; editors can add map closures or restrictions timed to these events.<br><br>See the [[#Major Traffic Events|Major Traffic Events]] Glossary Term|jump1=Major Traffic Events|updated=2016-08-06|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Experimental Road Layer|ERL|desc=A new layer in the WME with updated graphic display of the roads. It is eventually planned to replace the existing road layer.<br><br>See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=129884&p=1038394&hilit=%27experimental%20roads%27#p1038394 announcement] Waze forum|added=2015-04-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Expert|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Waze Expert|Waze Expert]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-26|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Express Lane|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Car Pool Lane|Car Pool Lane]] Glossary Term|added=2012-08-18|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Extension|desc=Usually refers to a browser extension script|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=FAQ|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Frequently Asked Questions|Frequently Asked Questions]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=FC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Functional Classifiction|Functional Classifiction]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-27|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Federal Highway Administration|FHWA|desc=The Federal Highway Administration is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program).<br><br>See the [http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ FHWA] External page<br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Federal_Highway_Administration|previous FHWA names]] Wikipedia article|related1=Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Feed The Waze|anchor1=Feed the Waze|desc=This is a Waze User created project for adding long-term traffic events (like roadworks) to the Waze map. <br><br>See the [http://www.feedthe.waze.hu/ Feed The Waze] External page|related1=Bot|related2=WazeBot|added=2016-08-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Feed The Waze|desc=A Waze User created project for adding long-term traffic events (like roadworks) to the Waze map.<br><br>See the [http://feedthe.waze.hu/ Feed The Waze] External page|related1=Bot|related2=WazeBot|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Ferry|FY|anchor1=FE|desc={{Ferry}} is a road type in Waze used to represent ferry routes which can be taken with a vehicle.<br />{{RoadType|Ferry}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump3=Road Types|updated=2016-01-27|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=FHWA|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Federal Highway Administration|Federal Highway Administration]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=FM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Formal Mentoring|Formal Mentoring]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Fork|anchor1=fork|desc=A point in a road where the road diverges to separate roads. This is common where a new Freeway diverges off an existing freeway, and also where a frontage road (aka service road) starts off of a main road.
  
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This is the MUTCD definition of "Split", and has been refered to as a "split in the road" in the past. However use of the word "split" has been depracated in the Waze vernacular.<br><br>See the [[Junction_Style_Guide/Interchanges#Freeway.2Fhighway_splits|Freeway forks]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#MUTCD|MUTCD]] Glossary Term|related1=Split|jump2=MUTCD|added=2015-03-22}}
:Starting point for a driving route, with the destination being the ending point.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Formal Mentoring|FM|desc=The process of rapidly advancing editors skills and knowledge through an assigned mentor, in a formal arrangement with set expectations and time limits.<br><br>See the [[Mentoring/Formal|Formal Mentoring]] Wiki Page|related1=Mentor|related2=Mentoring|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Forms|desc=See the [[Forms]] Wiki Page|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Forum|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Community Forum|Community Forum]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Forum Profile|desc=This is the Waze user Forum Profile used within Waze phpBB forum system.
  
====Pacman roads====
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View a user's Forum Profile by substituting the username in this URL:
:Unconfirmed roads marked with dots (cookies) that have not been driven upon since being created or significantly edited in the [[Waze Map Editor]]. Driving over these roads earns you [[Points#How_are_points_calculated.3F|points]] and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots." See [[#Cookie_munching.2C_cookies|cookie munching]] for more information.
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http://www.waze.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&un=USERNAME
  
====Pathfinder====
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The Bookmarklet link below aids in searching for user profiles.<br><br>See the [[Bookmarklets#Get_user.27s_forum_profile|Bookmarklets]] Wiki Page|related1=Profile|updated=2016-08-28|added=2016-01-04}}
:The road segments linking roadways that are not necessarily their own named streets. They are often part of the rampways getting on or off freeways and highways or between freeways. After initially exiting a freeway they help further direct drivers through additional turn decisions before reaching the desired roadway or street. See [[Junction Style Guide]] for more information.
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{{Glossary_item|term=FreeMap|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Waze|Waze]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-05|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Freeway|FW|Fwy|Motorway|anchor1=FWY|anchor2=Fw - Freeway|desc=Motorway; the major road system in your country.<br />{{Freeway}} is the highest of the road types in the Waze hierarchy. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.<br />{{RoadType|Freeway}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump1=Road Types|added=2010-09-15}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Frequently Asked Questions|FAQ|desc=See the [[FAQ]] Wiki Page|updated=2015-10-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Frontage Road|Service Road|desc=A secondary road that runs parallel to a principal route or highway, linking traffic to surface streets accessing businesses and residence.<br><br>See the [[Road_types#Primary_Street|Frontage road in Primary Street section]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Frontage_road]] Wikipedia article|updated=2016-08-06|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Functional Classifiction|FC|desc=See the [[Road_types#Functional_classification|Functional Classification]] Wiki Page|related1=National Functional Class|updated=2016-01-27|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=FW|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Freeway|Freeway]] Glossary Term|added=2010-09-15|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Fwy|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Freeway|Freeway]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-26|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=FY|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Ferry|Ferry]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-27|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=GC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Global Champ|Global Champ]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Geo-node|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Geometry Node|Geometry Node]] Glossary Term|added=2012-08-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Geo-Ops|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Waze Geo-Ops|Waze Geo-Ops]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-05|added=2015-02-21|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Geographic Information System|GIS|desc=Commonly used by various governmental entities such as county auditors to provide parcel information along with maps.<br><br>See the [[wikipedia:Geographic_information_system|Geographic Information System]] Wikipedia article|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Geometry|desc=The layout or shape of a segment, or place area. Each road is made up of one or more segments. Segments, and Place Areas are made up of one or more straight line sections. These sections can be short, effectively allowing curves to be created in a segment. See Editing existing roads for more information.<br><br>See the [[Creating_and_editing_road_segments#Adjusting road geometry (nodes)|Adjusting road geometry (nodes)]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[Places#Area Place|Area Place]] Wiki Page|related1=Geometry Handle|added=2010-09-15}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Geometry Handle|Handle|desc=Any object that can be used to adjust the geometry of a segment or node placement.<br><br>See the [[#Inter-geometry node|Inter-geometry node]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Geometry|Geometry]] Glossary Term|jump1=Inter-geometry node|jump2=Geometry|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Geometry Node|Geo-node|Geonode|Curve Point|anchor1=Geometry node|desc=[[Image:Segments Nodes Junctions.png|right|thumb|110px]][[Image:Segment_geometry_node.png|left|Segment geometry node]][[Image:Landmark_node.png|left|Landmark geometry node]]When editing a segment or Area Place, large white circles appear where the segment changes direction ultimately altering its shape. Click and drag them individually to alter the geometry of the segment or landmark. Press the {{key press|d}} key while the mouse is hovered over them to delete the geometry node. Alternately hold the {{key press|d}} key and then move the mouse over the nodes you want to delete.
  
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[[Image:Segment_intergeometry_node.png|left]][[Image:Landmark_intergeometry_node.png|left]]The smaller white circles between the geometry nodes are "inter"-geometry nodes. When you click and drag an inter-geometry node, it becomes a larger geometry node and two more inter-geometry nodes appear halfway between each side again.<br><br>See the [[#Node|Node]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[Creating and editing road segments#Editing existing roads|Editing existing roads]] Wiki Page|related1=Inter-geometry node|jump1=Node|added=2012-08-17}}
:Abbreviation for Parking Lot Road.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Geonode|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Geometry Node|Geometry Node]] Glossary Term|added=2012-08-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=GEP|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Global Event Partners|Global Event Partners]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-22|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=GHO|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Google Hangouts|Google Hangouts]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-26|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=GIS|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Geographic Information System|Geographic Information System]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Global Champ|GC|Waze Global Champ|anchor1=Global Champ (GC)|desc=An editor selected by Waze management to be part of the world community leadership of Waze. These are editors that show long standing contributions to the entire global Waze community.<br><br>See the [[Roles_and_responsibilities#Global_Champs|Global Champs]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Community Roles|Community Roles]] Glossary Term|jump2=Community Roles|updated=2015-03-04|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Global Event Partners|GEP|anchor1=Global Event Partner|desc=Waze program that empowers organizations who host scheduled events that cause large road closures (e.g., college sporting events) to enter their own closures easily.<br><br>See the [https://www.waze.com/eventpartners Global Event Partners] Waze Site|added=2016-12-22}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Global Positioning System|GPS|desc=The Global Positioning System is a satellite based system used by navigation devices to locate the device anywhere on the globe. Applications like Waze use this information to provide turn-by-turn information.<br><br>See the [[GPS (disambiguation)]] Wiki Page|added=2014-02-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Glossary|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Waze Glossary|Waze Glossary]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-06|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=GLR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Great Lakes Region|Great Lakes Region]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-12-17|added=2015-03-25|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=GM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Greasemonkey|Greasemonkey]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=GMAP|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Google Maps|Google Maps]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=GMM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Google Map Maker|Google Map Maker]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Goodies|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Bonus points and road goodies|Bonus points and road goodies]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Google Drive|Drive|desc=A cloud based storage service used for file sharing. <br><br>Also see the [[#Cloud Storage|Cloud Storage]] Glossary Term|jump2=Cloud Storage|updated=2015-04-20|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Google Forms|desc=A Google product often used for Waze projects in conjunction with Google Sheets<br><br>See the [http://www.google.com/forms/about/ Google Forms] External page<br>Also see the [[#Google Sheets|Google Sheets]] Glossary Term|jump2=Google Sheets|updated=2015-04-20|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Google Hangouts|GHO|Hangout|HO|HoG|anchor1=Hangouts|desc=An instant communication platform used by many of the local communities. It offers private and group messaging with images, voice, and video calling.<br><br>See the [//hangouts.google.com Google Hangouts] External page|updated=2015-09-17|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Google Map Maker|GMM|desc=The map editor used to modify Google Maps.<br><br>See the [http://www.google.com/mapmaker Google Map Maker] External page|related1=Pile-On|updated=2015-04-20|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Google Maps|GMAP|desc=Google's mapping and navigation interface; one of the third-party sites that supplements the Places databases in Waze search.<br><br>See the [[Using external sources]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-08-05|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Google Sheets|desc=A Google product often used for Waze projects.<br><br>See the [http://www.google.com/sheets/about/ Google Sheets] External page|related1=Google Forms|updated=2015-04-20|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Google Street View|SV|GSV|Street View|anchor1=StreetView|anchor2=Streetview|anchor3=SV - Street View|anchor4=Google StreetView|desc=Google Maps provides the ability to see local roads from the driver's perspective using the Map Editor Interface and Controls Street View.<br><br>See the [[Map_Editor_Interface_and_Controls#Street_View|Streetview]] Wiki Page|related1=Waze Street View|updated=2015-04-20|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Google Traffic Data|GTD|desc=See the [[Google Traffic|Google]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Gore|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Gore Point|Gore Point]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-26|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Gore Point|Gore|desc=A small triangular piece of land.  The (typically) grassy area where an exit sign is placed. It also describes the area of land where the ramp merges with the highway.|updated=2015-02-26|added=2014-11-02}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=GPS|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Global Positioning System|Global Positioning System]] Glossary Term|added=2014-02-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Grade|desc=The elevation of a road with respect to surrounding roads. So a road would normally be at-grade - ground level.. A road going underneath in a tunnel would be below grade. A road going over would be above grade. At complicated junctions such as freeway interchanges there can be many grade levels.<br />
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In WME on a flat map we assign Elevations to show that while the roads cross, they do not connect because they are at different heights (or grades). Ground level = "Ground", below grade = a negative elevation, above grade = a positive elevation.<br><br>See the [[Creating and editing road segments#Road elevation|Road elevation]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[At-grade connectors]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[Junction Style Guide/Interchanges|Interchange Style Guide]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Elevation|Elevation]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-04-16|added=2010-09-15}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Greasemonkey|GM|anchor1=Grease Monkey|desc=See the [[Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools]] Wiki Page|related1=Tampermonkey|updated=2015-10-08|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Great Lakes Region|GLR|desc=One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Illinois / Indiana / Michigan / Ohio / Wisconsin..<br><br>See the [[USA/Great Lakes|Great Lakes Region]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|updated=2016-12-17|added=2015-03-25}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Groups|anchor1=Group|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=GSV|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Google Street View|Google Street View]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=GTD|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Google Traffic|Google Traffic]] Glossary Term|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Hall of Fame|HoF|desc=A scoreboard showing the editors with the most editing achievements in a project. These area posted after each MapRaid.<br><br>See the [[MapRaid#MapRaid Hall of Fame|MapRaid Hall of Fame]] Wiki Page|added=2015-04-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Handle|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Geometry Handle|Geometry Handle]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Hangouts|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Google Hangouts|Google Hangouts]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-26|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Hard Turn|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Turns|Turns]] Glossary Term|updated=2017-05-13|added=2016-09-20|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Hazardous Materials|HM|desc=[[File:2015-04-09_15h48_54.png|100px]] MUTCD - Hazardous Materials sign examples.<br><br>See the [http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2003r1/part2/fig2b-21_longdesc.htm MUTCD - Hazardous Materials] External page|added=2015-04-09}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=HC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Help Center|Help Center]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-25|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Help|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Help Center|Help Center]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-26|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Help Center|HC|Help|Support|desc=An interactive help site with FAQs, common support topics, tutorials, and the ability to submit support requests directly to Waze staff. This site is maintained by Waze staff.<br><br>See the [http://www.waze.com/support Support] Waze Help Center article|related1=nanoRep|updated=2015-02-25|added=2015-02-25}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=High Occupancy Toll|HOT|HOT Lane|anchor1=HOT, HOT Lane - High Occupancy Toll|desc=A lane that permits single passenger vehicles who choose to pay a toll to take advantage of an HOV lane that generally moves faster than the other lanes in the same direction.<br><br>See the [[#Car Pool Lane|Car Pool Lane]] Glossary Term|jump1=Car Pool Lane|updated=2015-02-27|added=2014-08-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=High Occupancy Vehicle|HOV|anchor1=HOV, HOV Lane - High Occupancy Vehicle|desc=A vehicle with a minimum number of passangers, at least two. Local regulations can specify HOV to mean at least two, three, or four passenger in the vehicle. Vehicles meeting these specifications may be entitled to special privileges.<br><br>See the [[#Car Pool Lane|Car Pool Lane]] Glossary Term|related1=Clean Air Vehicle|jump1=Car Pool Lane|added=2010-09-16}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Highest Rank of Connected Segments|HRCS|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2016-02-16}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=HM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Hazardous Materials|Hazardous Materials]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-09|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=HN|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#House Numbers|House Numbers]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=HO|(abbr.)|desc=Less desirable abbreviation for Google Hangouts.<br><br>See the [[#Google Hangouts|Google Hangouts]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-26|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=HoF|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Hall of Fame|Hall of Fame]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=HoGs|(abbr.)|desc=Humorous abbreviaion occasionally used for "Hangout Groups".<br><br>See the [[#Google Hangouts|Google Hangouts]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-26|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=HOT|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#High Occupancy Toll|High Occupancy Toll]] Glossary Term|added=2014-08-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=HOT Lane|(alias)|desc=See the [[#High Occupancy Toll|High Occupancy Toll]] Glossary Term|added=2014-08-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=House Numbers|HN|desc=See the [[House Numbers in WME]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-01-26|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=HOV|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#High Occupancy Vehicle|High Occupancy Vehicle]] Glossary Term|added=2010-09-16|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=HOV Lane|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Car Pool Lane|Car Pool Lane]] Glossary Term|added=2014-08-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=HRCS|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Highest Rank of Connected Segments|Highest Rank of Connected Segments]] Glossary Term|added=2016-02-16|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=IFS|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Infrastructure|Infrastructure]] Glossary Term|added=2017-05-14}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=IGN|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#IGN Editors|IGN Editors]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-05|added=2013-03-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=IGN Editors|IGN|desc=Editors contracted by Waze to make updates to the map.<br><br>See the [[IGN]] Wiki Page|related1=Waze Geo-Ops|updated=2016-01-05|added=2013-03-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=IL|(abbr.)|desc=The two letter abbreviation used for both the country of Israel and the U.S. State of Illinois, and name of the Waze Israel Sever.<br><br>See the [[#Israel Server|Israel Server]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Illinois USPS code|Illinois USPS code]] Glossary Term|added=2014-05-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Illinois USPS code|[[#IL|IL]]|desc=IL is the USPS postal code for the state of Illinois. It is easily confused with the Waze abbreviation for the Waze Israel Server.  
  
====PM, Private Message====
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(This term is only included in glossary to compare with "IL" for Israel.)<br><br>Also see the [[#Israel Server|Israel Server]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#United States Postal Service|United States Postal Service]] Glossary Term|jump1=Israel Server|jump2=United States Postal Service|added=2015-02-21|noanchor1=yes}}
:Every Waze user has a personal mail account inside the Waze forums for the purpose of communicating with each other. See [[Private message]] for more information.
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{{Glossary_item|term=IM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Informal Mentoring|Informal Mentoring]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Indentifer|ID|anchor1=ID|anchor2=id|anchor3=ID:|desc="ID:" is used within Permalinks to identify various objects within WME with a number including, Cameras (unknown), Nodes (nodes=), Places (venues=), PURs (unknown), Segments (segments=), URs (mapUdateRequest=)  Some ids are also visible in the left WME panel.<br><br>See the [[#Permalink|Permalink]] Glossary Term|jump1=Permalink|added=2015-02-25}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Informal Mentoring|IM|desc=The process of helping editors advance their knowledge and skills as questions or issues arise, without any preexisting arrangement or expectations. This can be performed by anyone.|related1=Mentoring|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Infrastructure|[[#IFS|IFS]]|[[#IFS|IFS]]|desc=Term used by Waze staff to describe their infrastructure. Usuallly in reference to their infrastructure team.|added=2017-05-14|noanchor1=yes|noanchor3=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Inter-geometry node|desc=[[Image:Segment_intergeometry_node.png|left]][[Image:Landmark_intergeometry_node.png|left]]A "grab handle" that allows you to create a new geometry node. When you drag an inter-geometry node, it bends the segment at that point; when you release it, the inter-geometry node will become a new geometry node.
  
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Inter-geometry nodes appear on road segments and area places ''(previously landmarks)''. They will only appear when the segment/place is selected '''''and''''' the mouse is hovering over it. They appear midway between each existing pair of adjacent geometry nodes, allowing you to bend the shape midway between existing bends. In the case of segments, they also appear midway between the endpoints and the first existing geometry node, or, if there are no existing geometry nodes, midway in the segment.<br><br>See the [[#Geometry Node|Geometry Node]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Node|Node]] Glossary Term|related1=Geometry Handle|jump1=Geometry Node|jump2=Node|added=2014-07-29}}
:Also called a kettle or chuckhole, is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Interactive junction instruction algorithm|desc=A clickable interactive guide to determine what instruction, if any, will be given at the junction between any 2 segments.<br><br>See the [[Interactive junction instruction algorithm]] Wiki Page|added=2015-04-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=International |Intl|anchor1=Intl or INTL - International|desc=Commonly used in Waze to refer to the ROW server infrastructure and location.<br><br>See the [[#Rest Of World|Rest Of World]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[Banks of Servers]] Wiki Page|jump1=Rest Of World|added=2012-10-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Internet Relay Chat|IRC|desc=A protocol used by a program that enables real-time text exchanges among multiple users; various clients have been used for IRC in Waze.<br><br>See the [[Discussion Forums]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-08-05|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=IRC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Internet Relay Chat|Internet Relay Chat]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Island|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Median Strip|Median Strip]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-02-01|added=2015-02-27|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=ISO-8601|ISO-8601|anchor1=ISO8601|anchor2=iso 8601|desc=An international date time standard which is advocated for use with Wiki that avoids ambiguous communication of dates and times, with the date format of yyyy-mm-dd and 24 hour hh:mm:ss time.
  
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Setting the custom format of D Y-m-d via the forum link below will result in a day, date, time displayed as: Sat 2015-02-14, 17:21:31
:A freeway entrance or exit; sliproad. Ramps may be on-ramps or off-ramps. Ramps used to connect roads at a different grade from the connecting road or freeway. See [[Road_Types_(USA)#Ramps|ramp road type]] and [[Junction Style Guide]] for more information.
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Setting the custom format to 2015-02-14T17:21:31 via the Wiki line below will result in same format.
:See [[#Reverse Connectivity|Reverse Connectivity]].
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<br><br>See the [[wikipedia:ISO_8601|ISO-8601]] Wikipedia article<br>Also see the [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=165 Time preference profile settings for forum] Waze forum<br>Also see the [[Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-datetime|Time preference profile settings for Wiki]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-08-29|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Israel Server|[[#IL|IL]]|anchor1=il|anchor2=Israel Waze Server|desc=The server named "IL" (the ISO code) for Israel is one of the three separate Bank of Servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.<br><br>See the [[#Banks of Servers|Banks of Servers]] Glossary Term|related1=Illinois USPS code|jump1=Banks of Servers|added=2014-05-17|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=JAI|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Junction Angle Info|Junction Angle Info]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=JB|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Junction Box|Junction Box]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-26|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=JNF|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Junction Node Fixer|Junction Node Fixer]] Glossary Term|added=2015-03-18|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=JSG|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Junction Style Guide|Junction Style Guide]] Glossary Term|added=2015-03-18|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Jturn|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Jughandle|desc=Also see the [[wikipedia:Jughandle|Jughandle]] Wikipedia article|added=2015-02-26}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Junction|Junction Node|Junction Point|anchor1=Junctions|desc=The method to convert a divided highway into a single two-way segment. <br />This formerly been referred to as Un-Split, {{red|but the use of that term has been deprecated}}.<br><br>See the [[Junction Style Guide]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Node|Nodes]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Dead End Node|Dead End Node]] Glossary Term|related1=End Point Node|jump2=Node|jump3=Dead End Node|updated=2015-02-08|added=2010-09-16}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Junction angle|Angle|anchor1=Junction angles|desc=The measured angle between any two segments connected at a junction.<br><br>See the [[Junction Style Guide/Controlling_turn_instructions|Controlling turn instructions]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Junction Angle Info|Junction Angle Info]] Glossary Term|related1=Angle|jump2=Junction Angle Info|updated=2017-05-19|added=2014-09-02}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Junction Angle Info|JAI|desc=A browser extension script which displays Junction Angles or Turn Angles in WME. It can also estimate what a turn instruction will be for a given turn.<br><br>See the [[Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools#WME_Junction_Angle_info|WME Junction Angle Info]] Wiki Page|related1=Angle|related2=Junction angle|related3=Turn angle|updated=2015-02-08|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Junction Box|JB|Crossroads|anchor1=Big Junctions|desc=Temporarily named Big Junctions in the following blog article that describes the concept.<br><br>See the [http://community-blog.waze.com/2014/12/big-junctions-are-coming-to-wme.html Big Junctions] Waze Blog|updated=2016-01-28|added=2015-02-26}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Junction Node|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Junction|Junction]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-08|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Junction Node Fixer|JNF|desc=Browser extention script for WME<br><br>See the [[Scripts/WME_Junction_Node_Fixer|WME Junction Node Fixer]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-08-29|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Junction Point|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Junction|Junction]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-08|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Junction Style Guide|JSG|desc=Key information on how to properly creating junctions and the roadways between them. <br><br>See the [[Junction Style Guide]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-08-29|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=LAM|(abbr.)|desc=Large Area Manager<br><br>See the [[#Large Area Manager|Large Area Manager]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-28|added=2016-01-05|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Landmark|(alias)|desc=The previously used term "Landmarks" has been deprecated in favor of the term "Places".<br><br>See the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Large Area Manager|LAM|desc=An inititive started in Ohio, followed by Wisonsin, which started to become a Great Lakes Region-wide program as of early 2016.<br><br>See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=943&t=172955 Large Area Manager] Waze forum|updated=2016-01-06|added=2016-01-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=LC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Local Champ|Local Champ]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Level|(alias)|desc=The disambiguation page lists other deprecated uses.<br><br>See the [[#Elevation|Elevation]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[Level (disambiguation)]] Wiki Page|added=2013-10-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=LGS|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Little Green Sign|Little Green Sign]] Glossary Term|added=2015-06-01|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Little Green Sign|LGS|desc=A less conspicuous variation of a Big Green Sign, it is a small green sign usually placed on the side a road road. Green roadway signs in the US are used for exits and other navigational information.<br><br>Also see the [[#Big Green Sign|Big Green Sign]] Glossary Term|jump1=Big Green Sign|added=2015-06-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Live Map|LM|anchor1=Livemap|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Live Map UR Overlay|LMUR|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=LM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Live Map|Live Map]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Local Champ|LC|Waze Local Champ|anchor1=Local Champ (LC)|desc=An editor selected by Waze management or the local community leadership to join the local community leadership of a specific country. These are editors that show long standing contributions to the Waze community for their country.<br><br>See the [[Roles_and_responsibilities#Local_Champs|Local Champs]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Community Roles|Community Roles]] Glossary Term|jump2=Community Roles|updated=2015-03-04|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Lock|desc=See the [[#Segment Lock|Segment Lock]] Glossary Term|jump1=Segment Lock|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Locking Standards Tool|LST|desc=The Locking Standards Tool script highlights and sets locks based on your areas standards.<br><br>See the [https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/9724-locking-standards-tool-lst script home] External page<br>Also see the [http://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VufRCAE06Y-KdN2Fo5bUpi6OewvtFwniW-naDiBsQnk/edit#slide=id.g9a6848975_0_0 slide-show presentation] External page|added=2016-02-20}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Loon|Bulb|Bulb-out|desc=A widened section of road to accomodate a U-Turn type of intersection, as used in many types of Alternative Intersection types including Michigan Left Turns, a type of Median U-Turn Intersection.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Loops|desc=See the [[Junction_Style_Guide#Loops|Junction Style Guide]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-01-04|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Major Highway|[[#MH|MH]]|anchor1=MH - Major Highway|desc={{Major Highway}} is one of three highway types used in Waze. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.<br />{{RoadType|Major Highway}}<br />Note that when abbreviated to MH, the "M" must be capitalized to differentiate from "mH - Minor Highway".<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump1=Road Types|added=2014-08-11|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Major Traffic Events|MTE|Major Events|anchor1=Mega Events|desc=See the [[Real time closures#Major traffic events|Major Traffic Events]] Wiki Page<br>See the [https://www.waze.com/events Major Traffic Events] Waze Site|related1=Events|updated=2016-08-06|added=2015-03-16}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Managed Area|desc=See the [[Area Manager]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Editable Area|Editable Area]] Glossary Term|jump2=Editable Area|updated=2016-01-04|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices|MUTCD|desc=National source of road, sign, and abbreviation guidelines, published by the Federal Highway Administration
  
====Reverse Connectivity====
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Individual states often have their own guidelines expaned from the MUTCD.<br><br>See the [http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov MUTCD] External page<br>Also see the [[#Federal Highway Administration|FHWA]] Glossary Term|related1=Big Green Sign|jump2=Federal Highway Administration|added=2015-01-30}}
:A [[Glossary#segment|segment]] is defined in the Waze database as having a connection (turn allowed), via a [[Glossary#junction|junction]], to another segment in a direction which goes against the directionality of at least one of the segments. This can cause routing irregularities.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Map Chat|desc=Map Chats are public messages that all users can see and comment on.<br><br>See the [http://support.google.com/waze/answer/6089605 Messages and chatting] Waze Help Center article<br>Also see the [[WME Chat]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-08-17|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Map Comment|MC|anchor1=Map Comments|desc=Point and Area comment appear on the map at all zoom levels. Map Comments should be used to communicate construction projects in-progress, Map issue investigation, or any other information other editors should be aware of before editing nearby. (Live as of 2016-12-21)
  
:Though it is hard to see this in the editor, two segments of a one-way road connected together could have an allowed "turn" in the opposite direction of the flow of traffic, or directionality, of the segments. This can be seen in the editor by turning both segments to 2-way and then seeing the location of the allowed turns. The [[Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools#Highlights for Landmarks and_Segments |Color Highlighting userscript]] can also assist in identifying where reverse connectivity exists.
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The use of the [NOTE] URs should be discontinued and Map Comments used in their place.|updated=2016-12-22|added=2016-09-21}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Map Editor Chat|WME Chat|Chat|desc=Internal chat system used within the Waze Map Editor.<br><br>See the [[WME Chat]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-01-05|added=2016-01-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Map Issue|anchor1=Map issue|anchor2=MI|desc=A button on the Waze client app Report menu to indicate there is a problem with the map by means of an Update Request.
  
====Road munching====
 
:Earning points by driving over roads (distance traveled). See [[#Cookie_munching.2C_cookies|cookie munching]].
 
  
====Segment====
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<br><br>See the [http://support.google.com/waze/answer/6080884 Create a report] Waze Help Center article|related1=Update Request|added=2013-02-25}}
:[[Image:Segments Nodes Junctions.png|right|110px]]Defines a section of roadway on which vehicles may travel or a pathway where only people may travel. Multiple segments are connected by [[#Junction|junctions]].
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{{Glossary_item|term=Map Problem|MP|anchor1=MP - Map Problem|desc=An automated report from the Waze servers that identifies a possible problem with the map. See [[Map problem]] for more information.<br><br>See the [[Michigan left|Map Problem]] Wiki Page|added=2014-08-11}}
{{Clear}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Map Protection|desc=Methods to protect and uphold the quality of the Waze map from both intentional and unintentional harm.<br><br>See the [[Map Protection]] Wiki Page|added=2015-02-09}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Map Team|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Waze Geo-Ops|Waze Geo-Ops]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-05|added=2015-02-21|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Map Tile|Tile|anchor1=Map tile, tile|desc=The Waze map is divided into a grid using 1km-square areas which are called tiles or map tiles. Changes to the map are processed on a per-tile basis. Changes to any part of a map tile causes Waze to mark the tile as changed and it will be rebuilt in the next map update cycle.<br><br>See the [[Map tiles]] Wiki Page|added=2012-02-08}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Map-A-Thon|anchor1=Mapathon|anchor2=MapAThon|anchor3=Map-a-Thon|anchor4=Map-a-thon|desc=See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=115108 announcement] Waze forum<br>Also see the [http://community-blog.waze.com/search/label/Mapathon announcement] Waze Blog|updated=2016-08-19|added=2015-02-24}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Map-Editor Profile|Editor Profile|anchor1=Map Editor Profile|desc=This is the Waze Map-Editor Profile used within Waze map editing system.
  
====SelfCon====
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View a user's Forum Profile by substituting the username in this URL:
:See [[#Self Connectivity|Self Connectivity]].
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http://www.waze.com/user/editor/USERNAME
  
====Self Connectivity====
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The Bookmarklet link below aids in searching for user profiles.<br><br>See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=168973 New! Map-Editor Profile] Waze forum<br>See the [[Bookmarklets#User_information_and_communication|Profile related Bookmarklets]] Wiki Page|related1=Profile|updated=2016-01-05|added=2016-01-04}}
:A segment is defined in the Waze database as having a connection, via a junction, back to itself. That can cause routing irregularities, but also may be the future of how to define a u-turn. As of today, self connectivity is not desirable. Tools such as the [[Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools#Highlights for Landmarks and_Segments |Color Highlighting userscript]] can help identify this situation.
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{{Glossary_item|term=MapRaid|MR|Raid|anchor1=Map Raid|anchor2=Mapraid|desc=A collaborative effort by many editors update the map in a defined area. A MapRaid may focus on different aspects of the map.<br><br>See the [[MapRaid]] Wiki Page|related1=Mega MapRaid|related2=Raid Leader|related3=Connectivity Score|updated=2016-08-05|added=2014-11-10}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MAR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Mid Atlantic Region|Mid Atlantic Region]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Map Comment|Map Comment]] Glossary Term|added=2016-09-21|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=mDL|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Micro-dogleg|Micro-dogleg]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-15|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Median|desc=The area separating a divided highway. It may contain [[#Median_Strip|median strip]]s and [[#Median_Segment|median segment]]s.<br><br>Also see the [[#Median Segment|Median Segment]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Median Strip|Median Strip]] Glossary Term|related1=Divided Highway|related2=Median Strip|related3=Median Segment|related4=Median Segment|jump1=Median Segment|jump2=Median Strip|updated=2016-02-01|added=2010-10-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Median Barrier|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Median Strip|Median Strip]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-02-01|added=2010-10-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Median Divider Island|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Median Strip|Median Strip]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-02-01|added=2015-02-27|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Median Segment|desc=A road segment within the median space which is between two essentially parallel roadways. It is typically short and more-or-less perpendicular to the roadways.<br><br>See the [[#Median|Median]] Glossary Term|related1=Median|jump1=Median|updated=2016-08-05|added=2015-09-08}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Median Segment|desc=A median segment is a segment found between two parallel roadways, in the median space. It is typically short and more-or-less perpendicular to the roadways.<br><br>See the [[#Median|Median]] Glossary Term|related1=Median|jump1=Median|added=2015-09-08}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Median Strip|Median Barrier|Median Divider Island|Island|Central Reservation|desc=Strip of land or barrier separating a [[#Divided_highway|Divided Highway]]. Known as a [[#Central_Reservation|Central Reservation]] in Britain, and occasionally abbreviated as [[#Median|Median]].<br><br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Median_strip|Median strip]] Wikipedia article<br>Also see the [[#Median|Median]] Glossary Term|related1=Median|jump2=Median|updated=2016-02-01|added=2015-02-27}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Median U-Turn Intersection|MUTI|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|related1=Michigan Left Turn|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MediaWiki|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Meetups|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Waze Meetups|Waze Meetups]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-05|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Mega MapRaid|MMR|desc=A large scale MapRaid<br><br>See the [[MegaMapRaid]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#MapRaid|MapRaid]] Glossary Term|jump2=MapRaid|updated=2016-01-04|added=2015-04-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Mentor|desc=An experienced and knowledgeable editor, assigned the role to teach others, and help them become better editors.<br><br>See the [[Mentoring/Formal#Become_a_Mentor_or_Mentee|Becoming a Mentor]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[#Formal Mentoring|Formal Mentoring]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Community Roles|Community Roles]] Glossary Term|jump2=Formal Mentoring|jump3=Community Roles|added=2015-02-20}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Mentoring|desc=Experienced editors passing on their knowledge and skills to others. There are different categories of mentoring.<br><br>See the [[Mentoring]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Formal Mentoring|Formal Mentoring]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Informal Mentoring|Informal Mentoring]] Glossary Term|jump2=Formal Mentoring|jump3=Informal Mentoring|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Mentoring Manager|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Waze Mentoring Manager|Waze Mentoring Manager]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-02-14|added=2016-01-28|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MH|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Major Highway|Major Highway]] Glossary Term|added=2014-08-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=mH|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Minor Highway|Minor Highway]] Glossary Term|added=2014-08-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Michigan Left Turn|MLT|anchor1=Michigan Left|desc=A type of Median U-Turn Intersection commonly used in Michigan and adopted by other states.
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<br><br>See the [[User:Davielde/Michigan_left|Michigan Left]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Median U-Turn Intersection|Median U-Turn Intersection]] Glossary Term|jump2=Median U-Turn Intersection|added=2015-04-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Micro-dogleg|mDL|μDL|anchor1=micro-dogleg|anchor2=micro dogleg|anchor3=Micro Dogleg|anchor4=Micro-Dogleg|desc=A one or two geometry nodes at the end of a segment, which change the true angle at which the segment meets its junction, without changing the appearance of the junction. The geometry nodes are very close to the junction, and nearly or completely invisible at the zoom levels available on the client (app). An mDL is frequently used to force "Turn" instructions instead of "Keep/Exit" instructions and vice-versa. They have a shape similar to a dogleg junction.
  
====Sliproad====
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For example, if the angle at which a local road meets a highway is 20 degrees, Waze will instruct a user turning off the highway to "EXIT RIGHT" (assuming right hand drive countries). If we consider this a 'turnoff' ''(at grade junction)'', and not an 'exit', we will want to force Waze to treat it as a 'turn'. By making a tiny crook (the micro-dogleg) at the very start of the local segment, we can have the final piece of the segment meet the highway at 90 degrees, and cause a turn instruction.<br><br>See the [[Junction Style Guide]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[How Waze determines turn / keep / exit maneuvers]] Wiki Page|related1=Dogleg|updated=2015-10-09|added=2015-01-12}}
:A motorway entrance or exit; ramp. Sliproads are often at a different grade from the connecting road or motorway
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{{Glossary_item|term=Mid Atlantic Region|MAR|desc=One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes District of Columbia / Maryland / Virginia / West Virginia.<br><br>See the [[USA/Mid Atlantic|Mid Atlantic Region]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-12-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Minimum Bounding Box|desc=The AMGR tool used by Regional Coordinators reduces irregular multipoint polygons as used for Area Managers, and State Managers to a four point rectangle aligned along longitude and latitude lines using a minimum bounding box formula.<br><br>Also see the [[#Waze AM Layers|Waze AM Layers]] Glossary Term|jump1=Waze AM Layers|updated=2015-04-20|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Minor Highway|[[#mH|mH]]|anchor1=mH - Minor Highway|desc={{Minor Highway}} is one of three highway types used in Waze. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.<br />{{RoadType|Minor Highway}}<br />Note that when abbreviated to mH, the "m" must '''not''' be capitalized to differentiate from "MH - Major Highway".<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump1=Road Types|added=2014-08-11|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MLT|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Michigan Left Turn|Michigan Left Turn]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-01|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MMR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Mega MapRaid|Mega MapRaid]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-01|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MNTR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Waze Mentoring Manager|Waze Mentoring Manager]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-28|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Moods|desc=Icons for various moods that are settable in the Waze App.<br><br>See the [[https://support.google.com/waze/answer/6268700?hl=en|Client app moods]] Waze Support|updated=2017-05-04|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Motorway|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Freeway|Freeway]] Glossary Term|added=2010-09-15|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MP|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Map Problem|Map Problem]] Glossary Term|added=2014-08-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#MapRaid|MapRaid]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-21|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MTE|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Major Traffic Events|Major Traffic Events]] Glossary Term|added=2015-03-16|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Multiuse Lanes|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Munching|desc=See the [[#Cookie Munching|Cookie Munching]] Glossary Term|jump1=Cookie Munching|added=2010-10-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MUTCD|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices|Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices]] Glossary Term|related1=Fork|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=MUTI|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Median U-Turn Intersection|Median U-Turn Intersection]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=My Car|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=My Waze|anchor1=MyWaze|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=NA|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#North America|North America]] Glossary Term|added=2012-10-04|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=NA Server|(alias)|desc=See the [[#USA Server|USA Server]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-20|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Name Normalization|NN|NormName|anchor1=NameNorm|desc=The process of inspecting all the segment names in an area, correcting common errors, and ensuring they conform to local naming standards. |added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=nanoRep|desc={{As of |2014-11-18}}, Waze has retired the use of nanoRep in favor of a Google product - the Google Help Center.
  
====Smudged city====
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nanoRep was an automated support system managed by Waze directly. It provided information and basic troubleshooting information on Waze. It was accesible from the web and the Waze client app, with a characteristic "Ask a question..." box. The page has since been removed from the Waze site.<br><br>See the [[#Help Center|Help Center]] Glossary Term|jump1=Help Center|updated=2015-04-19|added=2013-06-01}}
:A map problem that shows cities on the map in places they should not be, or unnecessarily duplicated. See [[Fixing "smudged" cities]] for more information.
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{{Glossary_item|term=National Functional Class|NFC|desc=See the [[#Functional Classifiction|Functional Classifiction]] Glossary Term|jump1=Functional Classifiction|updated=2016-01-27|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Navigation Guidance|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=NER|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#New England Region|New England Region]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=New England Region|NER|desc=One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Connecticut / Maine / Massachusetts / New Hampshire / Rhode Island / Vermont.<br><br>See the [[USA/New England|New England Region]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-12-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=NFC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#National Functional Class|National Functional Class]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=NI |(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Not Identified|Not Identified]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=No-Name Segment|anchor1=No Name Segment|desc=A segment with no name (the "none" check-box for street name is checked) <br><br>See the [[Interactive junction instruction algorithm]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[User:PesachZ/Road name inheritance|Road name inheritance]] Wiki Page|added=2015-04-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Node|anchor1=Nodes|desc=There are five different types of nodes:
  
====Time-based, or time restricted====
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:Related to turns (and special lanes). When a turn is restricted (or a lane is controlled) based on the time of day, it is often referred to as a [[Best_map_editing_practice#Time_Restricted_Turns|time restricted turn]] or a time-based turn restriction.
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{{Glossary_item|term=NOR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Notheast Region|Notheast Region]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=NormName|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Name Normalization|Name Normalization]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=North America|NA|anchor1=NA - North America|desc=Commonly used to refer to Waze server serving North America<br><br>See the [[#USA Server|USA Server]] Glossary Term|jump1=USA Server|added=2012-10-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Northeast Region|NOR|desc=One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Delaware / New Jersey / New York / Pennsylvania.<br><br>See the [[USA/Northeast|Northeast Region]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|updated=2017-05-13|added=2016-12-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Northwest Region|NWR|desc=One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Alaska / Idaho / Montana / Oregon / Washington / Wyoming.<br><br>See the [[USA/Northwest|Northwest Region]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-12-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Not Identified|NI|desc=When responding to update requests, the close options allow for "solved" or "not identified." The latter is used when it is unclear what the issue is or it was unable to be corrected.<br><br>See the [[Update_Requests#Not_Identified|Update requests]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Nuance ®|anchor1=Nuance|desc=Third party Text to Speech voice products used by Waze. In the USA and other countries the use of Nuance ® voices has been deprecated in favor of Google TTS voices.<br><br>See the [[#Voices|Voices]] Glossary Term|related1=Vocalizer ®|jump1=Voices|updated=2016-01-28|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Nuggets|anchor1=Nugget|desc=Global wiki pages are broken down into smaller individual pieces. We refer to these smaller pieces of knowledge as nuggets.
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<br><br>See the [[waze:Wazeopedia#Nuggets|Nuggets]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-01-28|added=2015-10-07}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=NWR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Northwest Region|Northwest Region]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=OOA|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Out Of Area|Out Of Area]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-11-21|added=2016-10-10|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=OP|desc=See the [[#Opening Post|Opening Post]] Glossary Term|jump1=Opening Post|added=2016-01-28}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Origin|desc=Starting point for a driving route, with the destination being the ending point.
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(This term may later be combined with "Starting Point".)
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<br><br>See the [[#Starting Point|Starting Point]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Ending Point|Ending Point]] Glossary Term|related1=Destination|jump1=Starting Point|jump2=Ending Point|added=2010-09-16}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Original Post|OP|anchor1=Orginal Poster|anchor2=Opening Post|desc=See the [[wikipedia:Internet_forum#Post|Internet forum]] Wikipedia article|updated=2016-02-14|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Out Of Area|OOA|desc=Term used to describe a location that is not part of one's Editable Area.<br><br>See the [[#Editable Area|Editable Area]] Glossary Term|jump1=Editable Area|added=2016-10-10}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Overlapping|desc=See the [[Map_Editing_Quick-start_Guide#Overlapping_road_junction|Overlapping road junction]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[Interactive junction instruction algorithm#Definitions|Interactive junction instruction algorithm, Overlapping segments]] Wiki Page|updated=2015-10-10|added=2015-04-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Pacman Roads|anchor1=Pacman roads|desc=Unconfirmed roads marked with dots (cookies) that have not been driven upon since being created or significantly edited in the Waze Map Editor. Driving over these roads earns you points and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots".<br><br>See the [[Your_Rank_and_Points#How_are_points_calculated.3F|Points]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[#Cookie Munching|Cookie Munching]] Glossary Term|jump2=Cookie Munching|added=2010-09-24}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Papyrus|desc=Old working name for the Waze Map Editor.<br><br>See the [[#Waze Map Editor|Waze Map Editor]] Glossary Term|jump1=Waze Map Editor|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Parking Lot Area|PLA|desc=See the [[Places/Parking lot|Parking Lot Area]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Area|Area]] Glossary Term|jump2=Places|jump3=Area|added=2016-08-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Parking Lot Road|PLR|anchor1=PLR - Parking Lot Road|desc={{Parking Lot Road}} is a road type used in Waze for the internal roads of parking lots and driveways. Not all internal parking lot roads, and driveways are supposed to be on the map. Not to be confused with the Area Place called Parking Lot.<br />{{RoadType|Parking Lot Road}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump2=Road Types|updated=2015-02-15|added=2013-06-03}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Partial Restrictions|[[#PR|PR]]|anchor1=Partial Restriction|desc=The "umbrella" term that refers to Turn Restrictions and/or Segment Restrictions.<br><br>See the [[Partial_restrictions]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump3=Road Types|added=2016-08-05|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Pathfinder|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Wayfinder|Wayfinder]] Glossary Term|added=2012-08-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=PB|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Pedestrial Boardwalk|Pedestrial Boardwalk]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Pedestrial Boardwalk|PB|desc={{Pedestrian Boardwalk}} is a non-routable road type in Waze used to represent paths which should not be driven on, but which the routing server does not see these roads as an option.<br />{{RoadType|Pedestrian Boardwalks}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump3=Road Types|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Permalink|PL|anchor1=PL - Permalink|anchor2=PermaLink|desc=A URL aka browser link <nowiki>(http://...)</nowiki> that shows the map with the same view as the user who created the Permalink (PL). Location, zoom, layers, and selected segments will be the same. You can find the icon for the Permalink in the lower right corner of the WME screen (two chains linked together). When the mouse is hovered over the icon, press Control-C to copy the Permalink to the clipboard (or right-click it and choose copy). You can then paste the PL into an e-mail or forum message so others can access what you are seeing.
  
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Note that you should not copy the URL from the browser address bar as a Permalink, as it does not change as you work on the screen. The Permalink icon always has the current Permalink. You can also click the Permalink icon to completely reload your current window without changing the view.<br><br>See the [[Permalink]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Permalink|Permalink definition]] Wikipedia article|related1=Indentifer|related2=Super Permalink|added=2014-08-04}}
:Also known as Carpool Lanes and HOV Lanes, are lanes restricted for the use of cars carrying a specified number of occupants. See [[Carpool%2C_HOV%2C_Transit_lanes|Carpool lanes]] for more information.
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{{Glossary_item|term=phpBB ®|anchor1=phpbb|anchor2=phpBB|desc=See the [[#Community Forum|Community Forum]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [http://www.phpbb.com/ official phpBB site] External page|jump1=Community Forum|updated=2016-02-15|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Pile-On|anchor1=PIle On|anchor2=Pileon|desc=Term used to describe the process of getting multiple Waze editors to confirm a change in Google Map Maker to expedite the change being accepted to the Google Maps. <br><br>See the [[#Google Map Maker|Google Map Maker]] Glossary Term|jump1=Google Map Maker|added=2016-08-29}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=PL|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Permalink|Permalink]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-14|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=PLA|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Parking Lot Area|Parking Lot Area]] Glossary Term|added=2016-08-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Place Update|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Place Update Request|Place Update Request]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Place Update Request|PUR|Place Update|anchor1=PUR - Place Update Request|desc=An update request for a place produced either from the client app by a user or in WME by an editor modifying a place above their rank. Place update requests from the client app come from a user requesting a new place or updating a photo or details of an existing place if the user doesn't have permision to update them directly. It can also be produced in WME when an editor attempts to modify a place locked above their rank. PURs are visible in WME on their own layer.<br><br>See the [[Places#Place_Updates_.28Moderation.29|Places]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term|jump2=Places|updated=2017-05-14|added=2014-10-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Places|Venue|Landmark|anchor1=Landmarks|desc=Waze's implementation of a POI system. Places can be either an Area or a Point which affects their display on the map, but not any other features.<br><br>See the [[Places]] Wiki Page|related1=Residential Point Place|related2=Parking Lot Area|related3=Point of Interest|related4=Point|related5=Area|related6=Points|related7=Place Update Request|updated=2015-02-22|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Plains Region|PLN|desc=One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Iowa / Kansas / Minnesota / Missouri / Nebraska / North Dakota / South Dakota.<br><br>See the [[USA/Plains|Plains Region]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-12-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=PLN|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Plains Region|Plains Region]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=PLR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Parking Lot Road|Parking Lot Road]] Glossary Term|added=2013-06-03|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=PM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Private Message|Private Message]] Glossary Term|added=2013-04-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=POI|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Point of Interest|Point of Interest]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Point|desc=A "Place Point" is a Waze POI '''without''' associated polygon displayed on the map, as opposed to the "Place Area".
  
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(Not the same as "Points" as used in Points Ranking)<br><br>See the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Area|Area]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Points|Points]] Glossary Term|related1=Area|jump1=Places|jump2=Area|jump3=Points|updated=2015-02-22|added=2015-01-30}}
:Text-to-speech - Navigation instructions spoken to the driver by the Waze application
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{{Glossary_item|term=Point of Interest|POI|desc=A specific location of interest, usually with accompanying details. Used by many GPS and mapping softwares for indentifying businesses, etc. on the map.<br />
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Waze uses the "Places" for it's implementation of "Points of Interest" in it's maps.<br><br>See the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term|jump1=Places|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Points|anchor1=Point|desc="Points" as used with rank and edits. (not the same as "Point" as used in Area Point)<br><br>See the [[#Rank|Rank]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term|related1=Point|jump1=Rank|jump2=Places|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Pothole|anchor1=Kettle|anchor2=Chuckhole|desc=Also called a kettle or chuckhole, is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole.  The Waze client allows users to report this.<br><br>See the [http://support.google.com/waze/answer/6080884 Create a report] Waze Help Center article|added=2012-07-21}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=PR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Partial Restrictions|Partial Restrictions]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Private Road|Private Road]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-08-05|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Primary Street|PS|anchor1=PS - Primary Street|desc={{Primary Street}} is a road type in Waze, typically used to represent the collector roads in a city. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.<br />{{RoadType|Primary Street}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump2=Road Types|updated=2015-02-15|added=2014-08-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Private Installations|desc=See the [[Private Installations]] Wiki Page|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Private Message|PM|anchor1=PM - Private Message|desc=The Private Messaging system used in the Waze forums or Messages as used in the Waze Client.<br><br>See the [[Private message (forum)]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[Private message (Waze app)]] Wiki Page|added=2013-04-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Private Road|[[#PR|PR]]|anchor1=Pvt Rd|desc={{Private}} is a road type used in Waze for drivable roads which should be mapped, but are not for public use.<br />{{RoadType|Private Road}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump3=Road Types|updated=2015-02-15|added=2015-01-30|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Profile|desc=This refers to any of the various profiles within the Waze systems.
  
====Update Request (UR)====
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Check the link below for the various profile related Bookmarklets to aid in searching for user profiles.<br><br>See the [[#Forum Profile|Forum Profile]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Map-Editor Profile|Map-Editor Profile]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#User Page Profile|User Page profile (for Wiki)]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[Bookmarklets#User_information_and_communication|Profile related Bookmarklets]] Wiki Page|jump1=Forum Profile|jump2=Map-Editor Profile|jump3=User Page Profile|updated=2016-01-05|added=2016-01-04}}
:An Update Request 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_in_Waze_Map_Editor|update requests]] for more information.
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{{Glossary_item|term=PS|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Primary Street|Primary Street]] Glossary Term|added=2014-08-11|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=PUR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Place Update Request|Place Update Request]] Glossary Term|added=2014-10-05|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Raid|(alias)|desc=See the [[#MapRaid|MapRaid]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-21|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Raid Leader|RL|anchor1=orbitc|desc=Editors (usually champs) who create and manage the MapRaids {{AM/Badge|MR}}<br><br>Also see the [[#MapRaid|MapRaid]] Glossary Term|jump1=MapRaid|added=2015-04-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Rail Road|RR|anchor1=Railroad|desc={{Railroad}} is a non-routable road type in Waze used to represent railroad tracks which are visible from the surface. The routing server does not see these as an option.<br />{{RoadType|Railroad}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Ramp|Sliproad|anchor1=Slip Road|desc=A freeway entrance or exit; AKA a sliproad. Ramps may be on-ramps or off-ramps. Ramps are used to connect roads at a different grade from the connecting road or freeway, and are handled specially by the Waze routing, and client.<br />{{RoadType|Ramps}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[Junction Style Guide]] Wiki Page|jump2=Road Types|updated=2015-02-15|added=2010-09-15}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Rank|Lock level|desc=Generally refers to Map Editing Rank, or road lock ranks. See [[Level (disambiguation)|Level]] for other related terms.<br><br>See the [[Your Rank and Points#Waze Map Editing Ranks|Map Editor Ranks]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[Editing_permissions#Lock_rank|Segment Lock Rank]] Wiki Page|related1=Points|updated=2017-05-04|added=2013-10-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RBS|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Routing Beta Server|Routing Beta Server]] Glossary Term|added=2016-08-05|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Release Candidate|Release Candidate]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-08-06|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RCI|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Reduced Conflict Intersection|Reduced Conflict Intersection]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-01|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RCUT|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection|Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Real Time Closures|RTC|desc=Road closures which are visible on the map, and prevent Waze from routing over the closed segments during the duration the closure is in effect.<br><br>See the [[Real time closures]] Wiki Page|added=2015-03-16}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Real Time Search Engine|RTSE|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Red Light Camera|RLC|desc=These cameras are set up at key intersections in some cities where red light violations are recorded on camera for unattended ticketing.<br><br>See the [[Cameras]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Reduced Conflict Intersection|RCI|desc=See the [http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/rci.html RCI] External page|updated=2016-01-28|added=2015-04-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Region|Regional|anchor1=Regions|desc=Waze typically uses this term to imply large multi country areas, whereas in the USA the term is used to define multi state areas.  
  
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Similarly the word "Local" is typically used by Waze in reference to a country, where as it can also be used commonly in reference to a much more "local" area.<br><br>See the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump1=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-08-05}}
:See [[Glossary#Pathfinder|Pathfinder]]
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{{Glossary_item|term=Regional|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Region|Region]] Glossary Term|added=2016-08-05|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Regional Coordinator|[[#RC|RC]]|anchor1=Regional Coordinator (RC)|desc=Manages an assigned area within a country large enough to require multiple managers.<br><br>See the [[Regional Coordinator]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[#Community Action Request|Community Action Request]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Etiquette|Etiquette]] Glossary Term|related1=Region|related2=Coordinator|related3=Country Coordinator|related4=Assistant Regional Coordinator|related5=Northwest Region|related6=Southwest Region|related7=Plains Region|jump2=Community Action Request|jump3=Etiquette|updated=2015-03-04|added=2015-01-30|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Regional Expert Reviewer|RER|desc=Google Map Maker editor role.<br><br>See the [http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2011/09/map-maker-turns-to-locals-with-regional.html Regional Expert Reviewer] External page|added=2015-04-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Regional Manager|RM|desc=Role used primarily in Europe with differences from Regional Coordinators in the US and other countries.<br><br>Also see the [[Regional Coordinator]] Wiki Page|added=2016-01-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Regression Checker|desc=A specific method of Map Protection.<br><br>See the [[#Map Protection|Map Protection]] Glossary Term|jump1=Map Protection|added=2015-02-09}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Release Candidate|[[#RC|RC]]|desc=A version of a program that is nearly ready for release but may still have a few bugs; the status between beta version and release version.<br><br>See the [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/release_candidate Release Candidate] Wiktionary<br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Software_release_life_cycle|Release Candidate]] Wikipedia article|added=2015-01-30|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RER|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Regional Expert Reviewer|Regional Expert Reviewer]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Residential Point Place|RPP|anchor1=rpp|desc=Residential point places are a way to map addresses that don't fit the house number mold.<br><br>See the [[Places#What_is_the_Residential_setting.3F_Private_and_public_places|Residential and Private Places]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term|jump2=Places|added=2016-01-27}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Rest of World|(alias)|desc=Waze term to define parts of the world that are not Canada, Israel, or U.S.A. Also used to define the "Rest of the World" Waze server.<br><br>See the [[#Rest of World Server|Rest of World Server]] Glossary Term|related1=International |updated=2015-04-20|added=2014-05-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Rest of World Server|Rest of World|ROTW|World|ROW|anchor1=row|desc=The server named "ROW" for the "Rest of the World", is one of the three separate Bank of Servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.<br><br>See the [[#Banks of Servers|Banks of Servers]] Glossary Term|jump1=Banks of Servers|added=2015-04-20}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection|RCUT|desc=See the [http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/09059/ Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection - FHWA] External page|updated=2016-01-28|added=2015-04-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Restricted Turn|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Turns|Turns]] Glossary Term|updated=2017-05-13|added=2016-09-20|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Restriction Types|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|updated=2016-08-05|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RevCon|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Reverse Connectivity|Reverse Connectivity]] Glossary Term|added=2013-01-14|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Reverse Connection|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Reverse Connectivity|Reverse Connectivity]] Glossary Term|added=2014-01-27|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Reverse Connectivity|RevCon|Reverse Connection|anchor1=Revcon|anchor2=Reverse connectivity|anchor3=Reverse connection|desc=Reverse connectivity (or ''reverse connection'') is a situation where a hidden turn is allowed going the wrong direction into a one-way street (against traffic), or leading the wrong direction out of a one-way street.<br><br>See the [[Reverse connectivity]] Wiki Page|added=2013-01-14}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Reversible Lanes|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RideWith|anchor1=Ride With|desc=The Waze RideWith app finds you the most convenient, affordable ride to work and home by connecting you to the world’s largest community of drivers. It’s carpool powered by the Waze community!
  
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''This app may not yet be available in all countries.''<br><br>See the [http://www.waze.com/ridewith RideWith] Waze Site<br>Also see the [http://wazeblogs-en.blogspot.com/2015/07/carpooling-in-gush-dan-join-ridewith.html?spref=fb RideWith ] Waze Blog|added=2016-01-04}}
:A user of the Waze application
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{{Glossary_item|term=RL|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Raid Leader|Raid Leader]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RLC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Red Light Camera|Red Light Camera]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Regional Manager|Regional Manager]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-05|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Road Candies|(alias)|desc=Small candy shaped icons that appear on the Waze client app. Drive over them to collect the points associated.<br><br>See the [[#Bonus points and road goodies|Bonus points and road goodies]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Road Goodies|(alias)|desc=Special items that appear at random locations on the map for special occasions like hoildays.<br><br>See the [[#Bonus points and road goodies|Bonus points and road goodies]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Road Munching|desc=Earning points by driving over roads (distance traveled).<br><br>See the [[#Cookie Munching|Cookie Munching]] Glossary Term|jump1=Cookie Munching|added=2010-10-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Road name inheritance|desc=When Waze navigation encounters an unnamed segment, it uses the next segment's name. This is helpful when naming ramps and other situations.<br><br>See the [[Navigation instructions for unnamed segments]] Wiki Page|added=2017-05-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Road Report|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Road Types|desc=Road types as used in WME, listed by their hierarchy of preference.
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{{!}}}</small></small><br><br>See the [[Road types]] Wiki Page|related1=Drives|related2=Freeway|related3=Major Highway|related4=Minor Highway|related5=Ramp|related6=Primary Street|related7=Street|related8=Dirt Road|related9=Parking Lot Road|related10=Partial Restrictions|related11=Private Road|related12=Ferry|related13=Walking Trail|related14=Pedestrial Boardwalk|related15=Stairway|related16=Rail Road|related17=Runway/Taxiway|updated=2015-02-14|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Roles|desc=Roles are assigned to users, and indicate involvment in certain areas of Waze. They can be used to identify a users place in the community leadership hierarchy,a special interest, knowledge, or skills set. There are a number of different roles in Waze. <br><br>See the [[Roles and responsibilities]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=564&t=44627&p=403493#p403493 Reorganization of the Community: What does my role mean?] Waze forum<br>Also see the [[Your Rank and Points]] Wiki Page|related1=Community Roles|related2=Editing Roles|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Rotary|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Roundabout|Roundabout]] Glossary Term|added=2017-05-13|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=ROTW|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Rest of World Server|Rest of World Server]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-21|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Roundabout|RA|Rotary|Traffic circle|desc=These are unique segments of roadway that replace typical traffic metering systems.<br><br>See the [[Roundabouts]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-02-09}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Roundabout angle|desc=The relative position in compass degrees where a segment connects to a roundabout.<br><br>See the [[Interactive_junction_instruction_algorithm#roundabout_angle|Roundabout Angle]] Wiki Page|related1=Angle|updated=2015-02-08|added=2914-09-02}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Routing Beta Server|RBS|desc=The Waze application receives it's routing information from a network of routing servers. There are additional routing servers operating as part of a beta program that feed routing information to users in the very limited routing beta server program.<br><br>See the [[Routing server]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2016-08-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Routing Penalties|desc=The Waze routing servers use a system that associates restricted turns and directions as a penalty amount. When it then compares the different routes, it looks at the cumulative penalty points and the lowest amount of penalty points is the better route.<br><br>See the [[Partial restrictions]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-08-05|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=ROW|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Rest of World Server|Rest of World Server]] Glossary Term|added=2014-05-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RPP|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Residential Point Place|Residential Point Place]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-27|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Rail Road|Rail Road]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RTC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Real Time Closures|Real Time Closures]] Glossary Term|added=2015-03-16|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RTSE|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Real Time Search Engine|Real Time Search Engine]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Runway/Taxiway|RW|Taxiway|desc={{Runway/Taxiway}} is a road type in Waze which is used for runways and taxiways in airports. Not all runways and taxiways should be included in the map.<br />{{RoadType|Runway/Taxiway}} <br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|related1=Taxiway|added=2015-02-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=RW|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Runway/Taxiway|Runway/Taxiway]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Sandbox|desc=An area used for testing. For Waze map editing, it is an area used primarily by senior editors to evaluate the various results of map edits.<br><br>See the [[wikipedia:Sandbox_(software_development)|Sandbox]] Wikipedia article|added=2016-02-02}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SAT|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#South Atlantic Region|South Atlantic Region]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SB|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Scoreboard|Scoreboard]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Scoreboard|SB|desc=The Scoreboard is found in the Waze cient app in the "My Waze" menu. It shows your points achieved as compared to others and your corresponding points ranking. (Not to be confused with Edit Ranks.) (Scoreboard should not be confused with Dashboard.)|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SCR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#South Central Region|South Central Region]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SDP|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Small Detour Prevention|Small Detour Prevention]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-08-05|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Search Codes|Codes|desc=Special codes you can search for in the client app, to perform various functions.<br><br>See the [[Search codes]] Wiki Page|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Seg|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Segment|Segment]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-25|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Segment|Seg|desc=The basic element of a road or path in WME, a segment is a piece of a road or path. Many segments are connected by junctions to form the roads and make up the map.<br><br>See the [[Map Editing Quick-start Guide#Create a Road|Create a Road]] Wiki Page|updated=2015-04-19|added=2012-02-07}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Segment Length|desc=See the [[Detour Prevention Mechanisms|Segment Length]] Wiki Page|added=2016-02-14}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Segment Lock|desc=See the [[Editing_restrictions#Segment_lock|Editing restrictions]] Wiki Page|related1=Lock|related2=Down-Lock|related3=Up-Lock|added=2015-02-25}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Selected Roundabout Segments|SRS|desc=Selected Roundabout Segments; browser extension for WME|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Self Connectivity|SelfCon|desc=A segment that has a connection, via a junction, back to itself. It forms a one-segment loop. This can cause routing irregularities. Self connectivity is not desirable.
  
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Tools such as the WME Color Highlighter (linked below) can help identify self-connected or one-segment loops.
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Self connectivity is sometimes used in routing terms to refer to a one segment U-turn (controlled by the U-turn junction arrows on a segment).<br><br>See the [[Junction_Style_Guide#Loops|Junction Style Guide]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#WME Color Highlighter|WME Color Highlighter]] Glossary Term|jump2=WME Color Highlighter|updated=2016-01-04|added=2013-01-14}}
:Abbreviation for Waze Map Editor Color Highlights.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Self-Management|[[#SM|SM]]|anchor1=Self Management|desc=See the [[Roles_and_responsibilities#Self_management_system|Roles and responsibilities]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-08-06|added=2015-01-30|noanchor1=yes}}
:> [http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/141050 WME Color Highlights] script at userscripts.org.
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{{Glossary_item|term=SelfCon|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Self Connectivity|Self Connectivity]] Glossary Term|added=2013-01-14|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SER|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Southeast Region|Southeast Region]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Server|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Banks of Servers|Banks of Servers]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-20|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Service Road|(alias)|desc=May also refer to a deprecated road type used in WME.<br><br>See the [[#Frontage Road|Frontage Road]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|added=2016-08-06|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Simple Segments|SimSeg|anchor1=Sim Seg|desc=This was a term used in the WME Toolbox associated with segments that could have geometry nodes removed to simplify the segment geometry. It is no longer an operating function in the tool.<br><br>See the [[Scripts#WME_Toolbox|WME Toolbox]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-01-14|added=2015-02-09}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SimSeg|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Simple Segments|Simple Segments]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-14|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Single Point Urban Interchange|SPUI|desc=A highway interchange designed to move large volumes of traffic through limited amounts of space safely and efficiently.<br><br>See the [[Junction_Style_Guide/Interchanges#Single-point_urban_interchange_.28SPUI.29|Single-point urban interchange]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[wikipedia:Single-point_urban_interchange|Single-point urban interchange]] Wikipedia article|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SL|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Speed Limit|Speed Limit]] Glossary Term|added=2016-02-13|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Slack|desc=A real-time messaging communication system used by many Waze communities across the United States. Check the [[USA|individual state or territory pages] for information on using Slack in your area.<br><br>See the [https://slack.com/] External page|added=2015-02-21}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Sliproad|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Ramp|Ramp]] Glossary Term|added=2010-09-15|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SLUR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Speed Limit Update Request|Speed Limit Update Request]] Glossary Term|added=2016-08-26|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Self-Management|Self-Management]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#State Manager|State Manager]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-08-06|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Small Detour Prevention|SDP|desc=A system designed to prevent convoluted routing in place of a simple left turn.<br><br>See the [[Detour Prevention Mechanisms]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-08-05|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Smudged City|City Smudge|anchor1=Ghost City|anchor2=City Smudges|anchor3=Smudged city|desc=See the [[Smudged_city|Smudged City]] Wiki Page|added=2013-06-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Soft Turn|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Turns|Turns]] Glossary Term|updated=2017-05-13|added=2016-09-20|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Solid White Line|SWL|desc=A form of painted lane markings, commonly abbreviated in Waze communications.|added=2016-01-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Soon|anchor1=Coming Soon|desc=A word banned by Waze.|added=2016-01-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=South Atlantic Region|SAT|desc=One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Kentucky / North Carolina / South Carolina / Tennessee.<br><br>See the [[USA/South Atlantic|South Atlantic Region]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-12-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=South Central Region|SCR|desc=One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Arkansas / Louisiana / Mississippi / Oklahoma / Texas.<br><br>See the [[USA/South Central|South Central Region]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-12-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Southeast Region|SER|desc=One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Alabama / Florida / Georgia.<br><br>See the [[USA/Southeast|Southeast Region]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-12-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Southwest Region|SWR|desc=One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Arizona / California / Colorado / Hawaii / Nevada / New Mexico / Utah.<br><br>See the [[USA/Southwest|Southwest Region]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-12-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Speed Limit|SL|anchor1=Speed Limits|desc=Speed Limit - a new Waze feature which will alert Wazers to the speed limits on roads as they drive. They are added or verified by map editors in WME.
  
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Speed Limits will become available in each country as soon as enough are verified in the country.
:"Abbreviation" used to refer to the non-North America [[Servers|server]] infrastructure and location
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Please consult you Local Wikis and Champs for any possible exceptions. In the US, please consult you Regional and State Wikis and leaders as well.<br><br>See the [[Speed limits]] Wiki Page<br>See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1464&t=177543 Wiki discussion] Waze forum|updated=2016-02-22|added=2016-02-13}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Speed Limit Update Request|SLUR|anchor1=SL UR|desc=The tounge in cheek "SLUR" abbreviation for this term is used to describe this specific type of "UR" or "Update Request".<br><br>See the [[#Update Request|Update Request]] Glossary Term|jump1=Update Request|added=2016-08-26}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Split|Split road|desc=Split has been used to refer to several very different things, and this has been a source of confusion in the Waze editing community. '''{{red|{{U|Its use has therefore been deprecated}}}}''', and more descriptive terms have been chosen.
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* '''Fork''': A fork in the road; a point where a single road diverges into two directions (previously referred to as ''a split in the road'', or ''the road splits''. ''This is the MUTCD definition of "split".'')
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* '''Divided''': A divided roadway or dual carriageway; a road comprised of two separate one-way roads with a dividing barrier, median or central reservation (previously referred to as ''split road'')
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* '''Divide''', '''Dividing''', '''Un-Dividing'''
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** '''Divide''': To convert a two-way road into a divided roadway or dual carriageway on the waze map, by dividing a single two-way road into two adjacent one-way roads (previously referred to as ''splitting a road'' or ''to split a road'')
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** '''Un-Divide''': To convert a divided roadway into a single two way road.(previously referred to as ''un-splitting'')
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* '''Cutting''' one segment into two shorter segments (previously referred to as ''splitting'')<br><br>See the [[#Fork|Fork]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Divided Highway|Divided Highway]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Divide|Divide]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Cut|Cut]] Glossary Term|related1=Un-Divide|jump1=Fork|jump2=Divided Highway|jump3=Divide|jump4=Cut|updated=2015-03-22|added=2014-12-10}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SPUI|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Single Point Urban Interchange|Single Point Urban Interchange]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SRS|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Selected Roundabout Segments|Selected Roundabout Segments]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=ST|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Street|Street]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Stairway|SW|desc=See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Starting Point|desc=Starting point for a driving route, with the destination being the ending point.
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(This term may later be combined with "Origin".)
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<br><br>Also see the [[#Ending Point|Ending Point]] Glossary Term|related1=Origin|jump2=Ending Point|added=2015-02-18}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=State Manager|[[#SM|SM]]|desc=An assigned role to help manage and maintain the map of an entire state in a large country.<br><br>See the [[State Manager]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[#Community Roles|Community Roles]] Glossary Term|jump2=Community Roles|added=2015-01-30|noanchor1=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=State Route/Road|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Status|desc=See the [status.waze.com Waze Status Page] External page|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Street|ST|desc={{Street}} is the lowest public road type in Waze, typically used to represent the local roads in a city. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.<br />{{RoadType|Street}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump2=Road Types|updated=2015-02-15|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Street View|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Google Street View|Google Street View]] Glossary Term|added=2014-08-14|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Super Permalink|anchor1=Superpermalink|anchor2=Super-Permalink|desc=See the [[#Permalink|Permalink]] Glossary Term|jump1=Permalink|added=2015-02-09}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Support|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Help Center|Help Center]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-26|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SV|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Google Street View|Google Street View]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SW|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Stairway|Stairway]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=SWL|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Solid White Line|Solid White Line]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-04|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Tampermonkey|TM|anchor1=TamperMonkey|anchor2=Tamper Monkey|anchor3=Tamper-Monkey|desc=See the [[#Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools|Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Greasemonkey|Greasemonkey]] Glossary Term|jump1=Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools|jump2=Greasemonkey|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Taxiway|TW|desc=Prefered term is Runway/Taxiway<br><br>See the [[#Runway/Taxiway|Runway/Taxiway]] Glossary Term|jump1=Runway/Taxiway|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TB|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#WME Toolbox|WME Toolbox]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TbCC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Toolbox Country Coordinator|Toolbox Country Coordinator]] Glossary Term|added=2015-07-05|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TBR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Time Based Restriction|Time Based Restriction]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-21|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TBSR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Time Based Segment Restriction|Time Based Segment Restriction]] Glossary Term|added=2013-11-04|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TBTR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Time Based Turn Restriction|Time Based Turn Restriction]] Glossary Term|added=2013-11-04|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TE|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#True Elevation|True Elevation]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-22|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Teams|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Territories Region|ATR|desc=One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes American Samoa / Guam / Northern Mariana Islands / Puerto Rico / Virgin Islands.<br><br>See the [[USA/Territories|Territories Region]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|jump2=Regional Coordinator|added=2016-12-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TestFlight|anchor1=Test Flight|desc=The online service for over-the-air installation and testing of Apple iOS mobile applications, currently this is the platform being used for the Waze iOS beta distribution. <br><br>See the [https://developer.apple.com/testflight/ apple.com TestFlight] External page<br>Also see the [[Wikipedia:TestFlight|TestFlight]] Wikipedia article|updated=2016-08-17|added=2016-08-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Text to Speech|TTS|anchor1=TTS - Text-to-speech|desc=Navigation instructions spoken to the driver by the Waze application that includes street names. Some of the Waze "voices" used for navigation support TTS, while others can only speak directions, and cannot speak street names due to their lack of TTS.<br><br>Also see the [[#Voice|Voice]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Voice Commands|Voice Commands]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFCB9WUi7Zw Kevin Hart recording voices for Waze.] External page|related1=Voice|jump1=Voice|jump2=Voice Commands|updated=2015-06-01|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Throttling|desc=A specific method of Map Protection.<br><br>See the [[#Map Protection|Map Protection]] Glossary Term|jump1=Map Protection|added=2015-02-09}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Tile|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Map Tile|Map Tile]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-09-20|added=2012-02-08|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Time Based|desc=See the [[#Time Based Segment Restriction|Time Based Segment Restriction]] Glossary Term|jump1=Time Based Segment Restriction|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Time Based Restriction|TBR|anchor1=Time-based, or time restricted|desc=See the [[#Time Based Segment Restriction|Time Based Segment Restriction]] Glossary Term|jump1=Time Based Segment Restriction|added=2013-03-27}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Time Based Segment Restriction|TBSR|desc=See the [[Partial restrictions]] Wiki Page|related1=Time Based|related2=Time Based Restriction|added=2013-11-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Time Based Turn Restriction|TBTR|desc=See the [[Partial restrictions]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Turns|Turns]] Glossary Term|jump2=Turns|added=2013-11-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TIO|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Turn Instruction Overrides|Turn Instruction Overrides]] Glossary Term|added=2016-12-22|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TL|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Traffic Locks|Traffic Locks]] Glossary Term|added=2014-02-06|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Tampermonkey|Tampermonkey]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-26|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Toolbox|(alias)|desc=See the [[#WME Toolbox|WME Toolbox]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Toolbox Country Coordinator|TbCC|desc=The designated liason for a country community to the Toolbox developer team.<br><br>See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1130293#p1130293 announcement] Waze forum<br>Also see the [http://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-HvQFWh-ZxPU76KXGFyfBb-Ot_10GkL5Wrkea1yhUZs list of TbCCs, and current country settings (Google Docs)] External page<br>Also see the [[#WME Toolbox|WME Toolbox]] Glossary Term|jump3=WME Toolbox|added=2015-07-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Turn Restriction|Turn Restriction]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Traffic circle|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Roundabout|Roundabout]] Glossary Term|added=2017-05-13|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Traffic Locks|TL|anchor1=Traffic lock|desc=See the [[Traffic_locks|Traffic Locks]] Wiki Page|added=2014-02-06}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Transclude|Transclusion|desc=Including content from one Wiki page inside another. Wiki templates work this way, but other non-template pages can be transcluded as well.<br><br>See the [[Wikipedia:Transclusion|Transclusion]] Wikipedia article|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Transifex|desc=See the [http://www.transifex.com Transifex] External page|updated=2015-06-01|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Transit Lane|(alias)|anchor1=Transit lane|desc=See the [[#Car Pool Lane|Car Pool Lane]] Glossary Term|added=2013-03-12|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=True Elevation|TE|desc=Systematic mapping of segments to relate to the elevation of the roadway with bridges and tunnels regardless of a roadway overlap.|added=2016-12-22}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TTS|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Text to Speech|Text to Speech]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Turn angle|desc=The supplementary angle to the junction angle between any two segments connected at a junction.<br><br>See the [[Interactive_junction_instruction_algorithm#Turn_angle|Turn angle]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Junction Angle Info|Junction Angle Info]] Glossary Term|related1=Angle|jump2=Junction Angle Info|updated=2015-02-08|added=2014-09-02}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Turn instruction override|TIO|desc=A feature in WME which allows editors to manually set a turn arrow to give a non-default text and verbal instruction to the driver making that turn through a junction.<br><br>See the [[Turn instruction override]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2016-12-22}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Turn Restriction|TR|desc=While this commonly refers to a complete restriction of a turn from one segment to another, it may also refer to other types of turn restrictions as detailed below.<br><br>See the [[Map_Editing_Quick-start_Guide#Junction_Arrows|Junction Arrows]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Turns|Turns]] Glossary Term|jump2=Turns|updated=2016-09-20|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Turns|Enabled Turn|Hard Turn|Restricted Turn|Soft Turn|desc=Turns can be classified into several types as detailed below.<br><br>See the [[Soft and hard turns]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Turn Restiction|Turn Restiction]] Glossary Term|related1=Time Based Turn Restriction|related2=Turn Restriction|jump2=Turn Restiction|added=2016-09-20}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=TW|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Taxiway|Taxiway]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=U-Turn|anchor1=Uturn|desc=The term U-turn is used in reference to setting two-way road segments in WME and controlling them in more complex intersections.<br><br>See the [[U-turn_(disambiguation)|U-turn (disambiguation)]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=ULM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#User Level Monitor|User Level Monitor]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Un-Divide|Un-Dividing|anchor1=un-divide|anchor2=unsplit|anchor3=un-split|desc=The method to convert a divided highway into a single two-way segment. <br />This formerly been referred to as Un-Split, {{red|but the use of that term has been deprecated}}.<br><br>See the [[Best_map_editing_practice#How to un-divide two one-way roads|Un-Dividing a divided road]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Split|Split]] Glossary Term|related1=Divided Highway|jump2=Split|added=2015-03-22}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=United States Postal Service|USPS|desc=United States Postal Service
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Often used a reference source for Waze editing.<br><br>See the [http://www.usps.com/ United States Postal Service] External page|related1=Illinois USPS code|added=2015-02-21}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Universally Unique Identifier|UUID|desc=See the [[wikipedia:Universally_unique_identifier|Universally Unique Identifier]] Wikipedia article<br>Also see the [http://www.waze.com/forum/search.php?st=0&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&keywords=UUID UUID] Waze forum|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Unnamed segment|desc=A segment that does not have a name identified in the segment details tab. They are sometimes specifically unnamed to be used for road name inheritance.<br><br>Also see the [[#Road name inheritance|Road name inheritance]] Glossary Term|jump1=Road name inheritance|added=2017-05-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Unusual Traffic|desc=Search and Follow Waze Unusual Traffic on Twitter for your metro area, and be the first to know about unusual traffic as it happens.<br><br>See the [http://support.google.com/waze/partners/answer/6287371 Google Help] Waze Help Center article|added=2016-01-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Up-Lock|anchor1=uplock|desc=Term used to descibe the process of adjusting Segment Lock levels up in WME. Often to its prior Segment Lock level before it was Down-Locked  to match the Rank of an editor to allow them to edit the segment(s).<br><br>See the [[#Segment Lock|Segment Lock]] Glossary Term|related1=Down-Lock|jump1=Segment Lock|added=2015-02-25}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Update Report Overview|URO|URO+|desc=See the [[Scripts#UR_Overview_Plus_.28URO.2B.29|UR Overview Plus]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Update Request|UR|Map Issue|anchor1=UR - Update Request|desc=An Update Request is a Map Issue reported by a user from the Waze client app. It is also a layer in the Waze Map Editor<br><br>See the [[Update_Requests_in_Waze_Map_Editor|Update Request]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Map Issue|Map Issue]] Glossary Term|related1=Speed Limit Update Request|jump2=Map Issue|added=2012-10-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=UR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Update Request|Update Request]] Glossary Term|added=2012-10-04|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=URO|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Update Report Overview|Update Report Overview]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=URO+|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Update Report Overview|Update Report Overview]] Glossary Term|related1=Drives Tab Enhancer|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=USA|(alias)|anchor1=usa|anchor2=U.S.A.|desc=While an abbreviation for United States of America, in Waze terms, it is also the name of one of the three separate sets of servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.<br><br>See the [[#USA Server|USA Server]] Glossary Term|added=2015-04-20|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=USA Server|NA Server|USA|desc=The server named "USA" for United States of America, is one of the three separate Bank of Servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.
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While the server is named "USA", it '''also includes Canada'''.<br><br>See the [[#Banks of Servers|Banks of Servers]] Glossary Term|related1=North America|jump1=Banks of Servers|added=2015-04-20}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=User Level Monitor|ULM|desc=Deprecated term. Waze has replaced this with the Community Action Request.<br><br>See the [[#Community Action Request|Community Action Request]] Glossary Term|jump1=Community Action Request|updated=2016-01-28|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=User Page profile|anchor1=User Profile|desc=This is the Wazeopedia User Page profile used within Waze MediaWiki system.
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The Bookmarklet link below aids in searching for user profiles.
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<br><br>See the [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:User_page MediaWiki User Page Help] External page<br>See the [[Bookmarklets#User_information_and_communication|Profile related Bookmarklets]] Wiki Page|related1=Profile|added=2016-01-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=USPS|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#United States Postal Service|United States Postal Service]] Glossary Term|added=2015-02-21|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=UUID|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Universally Unique Identifier|Universally Unique Identifier]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Validator|(alias)|desc=See the [[#WME Validator|WME Validator]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Venue|(alias)|desc=Internal term used within the WME code to identify Places.<br><br>See the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=VEOC|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Virtual Emergency Operations Center|Virtual Emergency Operations Center]] Glossary Term|added=2016-10-06|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Virtual Emergency Operations Center |VEOC|desc=A platform where the volunteer editors and managers that maintain the Waze map can assemble virtually alongside state and local transportation and emergency planners for the common goal to managing road impacts caused by natural disasters and other emergencies.  <br><br>See the [https://www.facebook.com/notes/keep-fsu-safe/waze-usa-community-establishes-virtual-emergency-operations-center-at-start-of-a/10156909388910099 VEOC] External page|added=2016-10-06}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Vocalizer ®|desc=A tool used by Waze to control Nuance ® voices. In the USA and other countries the use of Nuance ® voices has been deprecated in favor of Google voices.<br><br>See the [[#Nuance ®|Nuance ®]] Glossary Term|jump1=Nuance ®|updated=2016-01-28|added=2015-04-01}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Voice|desc=Various male and female voices are available based on location, in a number of languages to provider spoken navigation instuctions.
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While all voices provide turn instructions, only some also provide Text to Speech (TTS) instructions for street names. In the U.S., Jane is an English speaking voice that include street names.
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All voices are assigned human names in the client application. Novelty voices may also be available for some languages such as "Boy Band", and  celebrity voices such as commedian Kenvin Hart introduced in late 2013.<br><br>See the [[#Automatic Speech Recognition|Automatic Speech Recognition]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Text to Speech|Text to Speech]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFCB9WUi7Zw Kevin Hart recording voices for Waze.] External page|related1=Text to Speech|jump1=Automatic Speech Recognition|jump2=Text to Speech|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Voice Commands|desc=See the [[Voice_Commands|Voice Commands]] Wiki Page|related1=Automatic Speech Recognition|related2=Text to Speech|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=W10|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Connected Citizens NYC Meet-Up|Connected Citizens NYC Meet-Up]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Walking Trail|WT|desc={{Walking Trail}} is a routable road type in Waze used to represent paths which should not be driven on, but which the routing server still sees as an option.<br />{{RoadType|Walking Trails}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump3=Road Types|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WAS|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#WME Aerial Shifter|WME Aerial Shifter]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Wayfinder|WF|Pathfinder|anchor1=Way Finder|anchor2=Path Finder|desc=See the [[Wayfinder]] Wiki Page|added=2012-08-17}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze|FreeMap|anchor1=Free Map|anchor2=Freemap-waze|desc=Just in case you are totally lost in more "Waze" than one!  (GizmoGuy411 humor)<br><br>See the [[wikipedia:Waze|Waze]] Wikipedia article<br>Also see the [http://www.openhub.net/p/Freemap-waze The Freemap-waze Open Source Project on Open HUB] External page|added=2016-01-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze AM Layers|AMGR|anchor1=AMGR - Waze AM Layers, AM Layers Editor for Country Managers|desc=One tool in a suite of tools provided by "Waze.Tools", which is an unofficial Waze site maintained by the Italian Waze Community.<br><br>See the [[#Waze.Tools|Waze.Tools]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Area Manager|Area Manager]] Glossary Term|related1=Minimum Bounding Box|jump1=Waze.Tools|jump3=Area Manager|updated=2016-01-28|added=2014-10-11}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Beacons Program|anchor1=Beacon|anchor2=Beacons|desc=Cost-effective, battery-operated, low-energy microcontroller hardware installed on tunnel walls. Powered by Eddystone beacon technology, Waze Beacons have Waze-specific configurations to transmit messages directly to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, used as an alternative to GPS signal.<br><br>See the [http://www.waze.com/beacons Waze Beacons Project] External page|updated=2017-01-04|added=2016-09-21}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Cafe|anchor1=Waze Café|desc=See the [http://sites.google.com/site/2016wazemeetupinfo/about-meetups/waze-cafe Meetups - Waze Cafe] Waze Site|updated=2016-01-05|added=2015-04-14}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Champ|desc=See the [[Your_Rank_and_Points#Waze_Champs|Waze Champs]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Community Communications Guidelines|anchor1=Community Guidelines|desc=See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=636&t=58102 Waze Community Communications Guidelines] Waze forum<br>Also see the [[#Waze Etiquette|Waze Etiquette]] Glossary Term|jump2=Waze Etiquette|added=2016-01-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Community Forum|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Community Forum|Community Forum]] Glossary Term|added=2016-02-15|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Etiquette|Etiquette|desc=Probably the most important page in the Wazeopedia!<br><br>See the [[Waze etiquette]] Wiki Page|related1=Waze Community Communications Guidelines|updated=2016-08-17|added=2016-04-15}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Etiquette|anchor1=Etiquette|desc=The communications in the Waze forums, live chat, wiki, and map editing are all managed in a similar way to [[Wikipedia:Etiquette]] with specific highlights and changes covered in this list below. These points are based on civility and respect for every Waze user.<br><br>See the [[Waze etiquette]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=636&t=58102 Waze Community Communications Guidelines] Waze forum|related1=Waze Community Communications Guidelines|added=2016-01-04}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Expert|Expert|desc=See the [[Your_Rank_and_Points#Expert|Waze Expert]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Focus|desc=The Waze Focus project is a monthly in-depth interview for Waze Champs with a member of the Waze staff in the Waze Forum.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Forum|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Community Forum|Community Forum]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Geo-Ops|Waze Map Team|Map Team|desc=Waze Geo-Ops are staff editors who handle operational needs and changes of the map such as inputting requested Real Time Closures, Mega Traffic Events, ad campaigns, etc.<br><br>Also see the [[#IGN Editors|IGN Editors]] Glossary Term|jump1=IGN Editors|updated=2016-01-28|added=2015-02-21}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Global Champ|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Global Champ|Global Champ]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Local Champ|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Local Champ|Local Champ]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Map Editor|WME|anchor1=WME - Waze Map Editor|desc=The current inferface used to edit the Waze maps.<br><br>See the [[Waze Map Editor]] Wiki Page|related1=Cartouche|related2=Papyrus|updated=2016-08-05|added=2012-12-24}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Map Team|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Waze Geo-Ops|Waze Geo-Ops]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-05|added=2015-02-21|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Meetups|Meet-Ups|Meet Ups|desc=See the [http://sites.google.com/site/2016wazemeetupinfo/ 2016 Meetups] Waze Site|added=2016-01-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Mentoring Manager|MNTR|Mentoring Manager|desc=One tool in a suite of tools provided by "Waze.Tools", which is a Waze unofficial site maintained by the Italian Waze Community.<br><br>See the [[#Waze.Tools|Waze.Tools]] Glossary Term|jump1=Waze.Tools|added=2016-01-28}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Mobile|desc=See the [[About]] Wiki Page|updated=2015-10-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Speak|desc=Friendly term that implies the use of the terms in this glossary within communications.|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Street View|WSV|anchor1=Waze Streetview|desc=A reference to the Google Streetview imagery displayed '''inside''' the Waze Map Editor.<br><br>See the [[#Google Street View|Google Street View]] Glossary Term|jump1=Google Street View|added=2015-03-25}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Team|desc=Term used for the Offical Waze staff. <br><br>See the [http://www.waze.com/about/team The Team] External page|added=2015-02-25}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Transport SDK|desc=The Waze Transport SDK (software development kit for Android  iOS) allows partners to easily implement some of Waze’s most useful features, natively in their own apps.<br><br>See the [http://www.waze.com/sdk Waze Transport SDK] External page<br>Also see the [http://wazeblogs-en.blogspot.ie/2016/01/waze-announces-transport-sdk.html?m=1 Waze Transport SDK] Waze Blog|added=2016-01-28}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze White Papers|WWP|anchor1=Waze White Papers|desc=Waze White Papers are confirmed guidance that have been discussed between Waze Community Managers, Waze developers, and Waze Global Champs. These can be about anything the community requests and the developers can confirm/provide solid guidance on.
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Wiki|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Wazeopedia|Wazeopedia]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-06|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Waze.Tools|anchor1=Waze Tools|desc=One tool in a suite of tools provided by "Waze.Tools", which is an unofficial Waze site maintained by the Italian Waze Community.<br><br>See the [http://waze.tools Waze.Tools] External page<br>Also see the [http://wme-tools.com/ WME-TOOLS.com (old site)] External page|added=2016-01-28}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Wazebot|WB|!wb|anchor2=!Wazebot|anchor3=WazeBot|desc=Wazebot is an automated GHO account, able to provide additional useful GHO features. Wazebot is available to help in Google Hangouts used by the Waze Editing Community, upon request by those authorized to add the bot.
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{{Glossary_item|term=WazeBot|desc=Unrelated to "Wazebot", the "WazeBot" is part of the "Feed the Waze" project.<br><br>See the [[#Feed The Waze|Feed The Waze]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Wazebot|Wazebot]] Glossary Term|related1=Bot|related2=WazeBot|jump1=Feed The Waze|jump2=Wazebot|added=2016-08-05}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Wazeopedia|WOP|Community Wiki|Wiki|Waze Wiki|desc=[[File:Wazeopedia.png|60px|left]] Wazeopedia is the name for the new replacement Waze Community Wiki, and also the project name for converting the existing wiki into the new framework.
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When capitalized, "Wiki" as used in Waze communications, implies the specific "Waze Wiki", or "Wazeopedia". When not capitalize it should imply a wiki in general.
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(Trvia note: The word "wiki" is Hawaiian for "fast".)<br><br>See the [[waze:Wazeopedia]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Wiki|wiki]] Wikipedia article|updated=2017-05-14|added=2016-01-06}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Wazer|desc=Any user of Waze, and the name used for an anonymous user in the Waze client mobile application.<br><br>See the [[Waze symbols]] Wiki Page|added=2010-09-24}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WazeWin|(alias)|desc=See the [[##WazeWin|#WazeWin]] Glossary Term|updated=2015-02-25|added=2015-02-23|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WF|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Wayfinder|Wayfinder]] Glossary Term|added=2012-08-17|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Wiki|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Wazeopedia|Wazeopedia]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-06|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WME Aerial Shifter|WAS|desc=See the [[Scripts#WME_Aerial_Shifter_.28WAS.29|WME Aerial Shifter]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WME Center to Begin-End of Street|WME-BES|desc=See the [[Scripts#WME_center_to_begin-end_of_street|WME center to begin-end of street]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WME Chat|(alias)|desc=See the [[#WME Editor Chat|WME Editor Chat]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-28|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WME Color Highlighter|WMECH|CH|WME-CH|anchor1=WMECH - Waze Map Editor Color Highlights|anchor2=Color Highlighter|anchor3=Color Highlights|anchor4=WME Colour Highlighter|desc=See the [[Scripts#WME Color Highlights|WME Color Highlights]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2013-06-03}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WME Geometrics|desc=See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=129735 WME Geometrics] Waze forum|added=2016-01-28}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WME GPS Track View|desc=See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=88637 WME GPS Track View] Waze forum<br>Also see the [[#WME Geometrics|WME Geometrics]] Glossary Term|jump2=WME Geometrics|added=2016-01-28}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WME Invalidated Camera Mass Eraser|desc=For careful use by senior editors only.<br><br>See the [http://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/2377-wme-invalidated-camera-mass-eraser Script's] External page<br>Also see the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1316&t=84670 Script's French] Waze forum|added=2016-02-02}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WME LevelReset - USA|anchor1=WME LevelReset|desc=Script version of the WME LevelReset tool, to make relocking segments to their appropriate lock level easy & quick.<br><br>See the [http://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/16410-wme-levelreset-usa Script's] External page|added=2016-01-31}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WME Toolbox|WMETB|TB|Toolbox|anchor1=Tool Box|anchor2=WME-TB|desc=See the [[Scripts/WME Toolbox|WME Toolbox]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-08-17|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WME Validator|WMEV|Validator|desc=See the [[Scripts#WME_Validator|WME Validator]] Wiki Page|updated=2017-05-13|added=2015-01-30}}
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Glossary Table

Waze Glossary
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Glossary Term Abbreviation
Acronym
Alias
Description Dates
Updated (U)
Added (A)

!wb (abbr.) See the Wazebot Glossary Term 2016-08-06 (A)
(Edition Marker) ~ This is NOT a Glossary Term.

This is only a marker used during the Spreadsheet to Wiki import process. Edition: 2017-05-20, 05:21 UTC

2016-02-16 (A)
#WazeWin WazeWin A hashtag in various social media used to indicate posts related Waze saving Wazers time, and avoiding traffic. Usually attached to screenshots or descriptions of Waze routing users around heavy traffic using detours the driver would not have thought of on their own.

Also see the hashtag Wikipedia article
2015-02-25 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

AASHTO (abbr.) See the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Glossary Term 2015-04-09 (A)
Abbreviations Acronyms, Big List List of Abbreviations used in Waze.

See the Abbreviations and acronyms Wiki Page
Also see the Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients - Test List for North America "The Big List") External page
Also see the Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients Waze forum
2015-02-23 (A)
Acronyms (alias) See the Abbreviations Glossary Term 2015-02-23 (A)
Advertisers Dashboard ~ See the biz.waze.com Waze Site 2015-02-26 (A)
AFV (abbr.) See the Alternate Fuel Vehicle Glossary Term 2015-04-20 (A)
AGC (abbr.) See the At-Grade Connectors Glossary Term 2014-10-12 (A)
Alternate Fuel Vehicle AFV See the Alternate Fuel Vehicle Wikipedia article 2015-04-20 (A)
Alternative Interchanges (alias) See the Alternative Intersections Glossary Term 2016-01-28 (A)
Alternative Intersections Alternative Interchanges Many intersection and interchange styles exist with various names depending location. (Additional Waze links to be added later.)

See the Alternative Intersections External page


Related entries: Loon

2015-04-01 (A)
AM (abbr.) See the Area Manager Glossary Term 2016-01-14 (A)
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

See the AASHTO External page
2015-04-09 (A)
AMGR (abbr.) See the Waze AM Layers Glossary Term 2015-02-23 (U)

2014-08-11 (A)

AMIV (abbr.) See the Area Manager Info Visualizations Glossary Term 2016-01-04 (A)
Angle ~ There are various types of angles used in Waze mapping.

Please choose the relevant Glossary Term:

See the Junction angle Glossary Term
See the Roundabout angle Glossary Term
See the Turn angle Glossary Term
Also see the Junction Angle Info Glossary Term

2014-10-12 (A)
ARC (abbr.) See the Assistant Regional Coordinator Glossary Term 2016-01-05 (A)
Area ~ A "Place Area" is a Waze POI with an associated polygon displayed on the map, as opposed to the "Place Point".

(Not the same as "Points" as used in Points Ranking)

See the Places Glossary Term
Also see the Point Glossary Term
Related entries: Parking Lot AreaPoint

2015-02-22 (A)
Area Manager AM An assigned role to help manage and maintain the map of a given geographical area.



See the Area Manager Wiki Page
Also see the Editing Roles Glossary Term
Related entries: Waze AM Layers

2015-02-08 (U)

2014-08-11 (A)

Area Manager Info Visualizations AMIV This project provides various types of information for use by Regional Coordinators and State Managers to access Info for Area Managers and various map Visualizations of their management areas.

See the AMIV - AM Info Visualizations Waze forum
2016-01-04 (A)
ASR (abbr.) See the Automatic Speech Recognition Glossary Term 2012-08-18 (A)
Assistant Regional Coordinator ARC An assistant to the Regional Coordinator.

See the Assistant Regional Coordinator Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-01-05 (A)
At-Grade Connectors AGC, Connector Segments that interconnect roads at the same grade elevation.

See the At-grade connectors Wiki Page
2014-10-12 (A)
ATR (abbr.) See the Territories Region Glossary Term 2016-12-17 (A)
Automatic Speech Recognition ASR The ability of a smartdevice to convert voice commands into actions on the device.

See the Voice Commands Glossary Term


Related entries: Voice

2012-08-18 (A)
Avatar ~ The Waze "hard hat" icon that appears on the map at the location where the editor is working; visible when the Live Users layer is selected in the Waze Map Editor.

See the Chat Wiki Page
Also see the AM/Editor Template Wiki Page
Also see the Avatar (computing) Wikipedia article
2016-04-01 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

Badges ~ Graphic indicators of an editor's group memberships and/or rank, displayed on their posts in the Waze Forum, and in the editor tables of the state wiki pages.

See the Your Rank and Points Wiki Page
Also see the AM/Badge Template Wiki Page
2016-04-01 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

Banks of Servers Server One of the three separate sets of servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems. The three are "IL" for "Israel", "USA" for the "United States of America" (which also includes Canada), and the "ROW" for the "Rest of the World", or simply "World".

See the Banks of Servers Wiki Page


Related entries: Israel ServerRest of World ServerUSA Server

2015-06-29 (U)

2015-04-20 (A)

BBCode ~ BBCode is a special implementation of HTML to enhance forum posts. In addition to the standard BBCodes as described in the guide linked below, Waze has added custom BBCodes, including: Table, Hide, and YouTube. Usage of the Hide and YouTube codes are obvious when applied from the forum posting toolbar. The Table code however requires additional explanation.

Table code tags:
[table] starts a table with borders
[tr] starts a row
[td] opens a cell (table data)
[/td] closes a cell (table data)
[/tr] closes a row
[/table] closes the table

Table BBCode limitations:

  • Nested tables are not permitted.
  • Athough New Lines are redered correctly within cells, all other New Lines within the Table tags will merely appear above the table.
  • No other Table tags or tag attributes are available as of the date indicated for this Glossary Term.

Hovering over an icon in the forum post editing toolbar will give a very short usage help for many of the BBCode, while the link below gives a more indepth explanation of the standard codes. (The Waze added BBCodes of Hide, Table and YouTube are not included.)

See the Forum FAQ BBCode Guide Waze forum
Related entries: Community Forum

2016-02-15 (U)

2015-02-25 (A)

BC (abbr.) See the Best Continuation Glossary Term 2014-09-14 (A)
BDP (abbr.) See the Big Detour Prevention Glossary Term 2016-08-05 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Best Continuation BC The segment that Waze determines is what drivers would consider the "no turning path" or "going straight" through the intersection. This segment will get a 'continue' instruction, which is ignored by the client app.

See the Best continuation Wiki Page
2014-09-14 (A)
Best Map Editing Practice Best Practices See the Best map editing practice Wiki Page 2015-03-02 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Best Practices (alias) See the Best Map Editing Practice Glossary Term 2015-03-02 (A)
Beta ~ Typically the last software version before being released to the publc as a production version.

See the Beta Testers Glossary Term
Also see the Beta Wikipedia article


Related entries: Descartes

2015-01-30 (A)
Beta Testers ~ See the Roles and responsibilities Wiki Page


Related entries: BetaCenter Code

2015-02-25 (A)
BGS (abbr.) See the Big Green Sign Glossary Term 2015-03-25 (A)
Big Detour Prevention BDP A system designed to prevent routing off, and then back on to the same Freeway/Highway for a small savings in time.

See the Detour Prevention Mechanisms Wiki Page


Related entries: Detour Prevention Mechanism

2016-08-05 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Big Green Sign BGS A Big Green Sign is the US standard road signage for exits and other information.

Also see the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Glossary Term


Related entries: Little Green Sign

2012-08-18 (A)
Big List (alias) See the Abbreviations Glossary Term 2015-02-23 (A)
Blog ~ The Waze Blog

See the Waze Blog Waze Blog
2015-01-30 (A)
BM (abbr.) See the Bookmarklets Glossary Term 2014-10-11 (A)
BOG (abbr.) See the Boots on the Ground Glossary Term 2016-08-26 (A)
Bonus Candies (alias) See the Bonus points and road goodies Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Bonus points and road goodies Bonus Candies, Candies, Goodies, Road Goodies Special items that appear on the Waze client app map to achive bonus points. Drive over them to collect the assciated points. These may be candy shaped, or other special shapes for various occaasions.

See the Road candies Wiki Page
2015-02-10 (A)
Bookmark (alias) Place markers in your web browser store the link to websites. Scripts can be inserted instead of URLs to create Bookmarklets.

Also see the Bookmarklets Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Bookmarklets BM, Bookmark A Javascript stored as a web browser bookmark.

See the Bookmarklets Wiki Page
2014-10-11 (A)
Boots on the Ground BOTG, BOG Physical presence at a location to scout, and determine current conditions for Waze maps. 2016-01-27 (A)
Bot ~ As used with Waze, it is an automated robot program that functions as user in various systems. (For the WazeBot and WazeBotRo, see the Feed The Waze link below.)

Also see the Wazebot Glossary Term
Also see the Feed The Waze Glossary Term


Related entries: Wazebot

2016-01-05 (A)
BOTG (abbr.) See the Boots on the Ground Glossary Term 2016-01-27 (A)
BugZilla ~ A third party "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System" previously used by Waze. Use of Bugzilla by Waze has been discontiued.

The archived previous usage of Bugzilla Wiki Page
2015-01-30 (A)
Bulb (alias) See the Loon Glossary Term 2015-04-01 (A)
Bulb-out (alias) See the Loon Glossary Term 2015-04-01 (A)

Camera Watch List CWL Term used within the URO+ script extension. 2015-01-30 (A)
Candies (alias) See the Bonus points and road goodies Glossary Term 2013-05-11 (A)
CAR (abbr.) See the Community Action Requests Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Car Pool Lane Express Lane, HOV Lane, Transit Lane A lane restricted to use exclusively by vehicles carrying the minimum number of paasengers to meet the local HOV regulation.

See the Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes Wiki Page


Related entries: High Occupancy TollHigh Occupancy Vehicle

2013-03-12 (A)
Carlson Wagonlit Travel CWT Agency used by Waze to help plan events.

See the CWT External page
2017-05-11 (A)
Carriageway ~ British English term for Highway.

Also see the Dual Carriageway Glossary Term
2016-02-02 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Cartouche ~ Name of Waze map editor system prior to the Waze Map Editor.

See the Waze Map Editor Glossary Term


Related entries: Descartes

2015-01-30 (A)
CAV (abbr.) See the Clean Air Vehicle Glossary Term 2015-04-20 (A)
CC (abbr.) See the Center Code Glossary Term
See the Connected Citizens Program Glossary Term
See the Country Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-08-06 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

CCP (abbr.) See the Connected Citizens Program Glossary Term 2015-02-22 (A)
CDP (abbr.) See the Census Designated Place Glossary Term 2013-09-10 (A)
Census Designated Place CDP A United States Census Bureau term for a concentration of population that lack a separate municipal government, but otherwise resemble incorporated places. It is sometimes added to a city name with that classification if there are multiple cities in the same state with that name.

See the CDP Wikipedia article
2013-09-10 (A)
Center Code CC Third party Beta Test Management Solutions used by Waze

See the Waze CenterCode.com External page
Also see the Beta Testers Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Central Reservation (alias) British English term for Median Strip.

See the Median Strip Glossary Term
2016-02-01 (U)

2010-10-11 (A)

CFI (abbr.) See the Continuous Flow Intersection Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
CH (abbr.) See the WME Color Highlighter Glossary Term 2013-06-03 (A)
Champ ~ See the Community Roles Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Chat (alias) See the Map Editor Chat Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

City Smudge (alias) See the Smudged City Glossary Term 2015-02-24 (A)
Clean Air Vehicle CAV Term commonly used by the California DMV for vehicles that qualify to use their HOV lanes.

See the DMV.CA External page
Also see the High Occupancy Vehicle Glossary Term
2016-01-28 (U)

2015-04-20 (A)

Client ~ The software application program for a phone or tablet that runs the Waze application and delivers the data from the Waze servers. 2015-01-30 (A)
Cloud (alias) See the Cloud Storage Glossary Term 2015-04-20 (A)
Cloud Storage Cloud General term used to describe various types of services to store data. See below for some services typically used by Waze users.

See the Cloud Storage Wikipedia article


Related entries: DropboxGoogle Drive

2015-04-20 (A)
CM (abbr.) See the Community Manager Glossary Term
See the Country Manager Glossary Term
2016-08-06 (U)

2014-12-07 (A)

Codes (alias) See the Search Codes Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Community Action Request CAR A system used by Waze volunteer leaders to manage ranks and permissions of Wazers.


Related entries: Regional CoordinatorUser Level Monitor

2015-01-30 (A)
Community Forum Forum, Waze Forum, Waze Community Forum The online platform used for exchanging information about the use of the Waze app and the editing of Waze map data.

The Waze Community Forum is currently powered by the phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group.

See the Community Forum Waze forum
Also see the BBCode Glossary Term
Related entries: phpBB ®

2016-04-01 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Community Manager CM A Waze staff member liason between Waze staff and the leadership of a local editing community. Usually assigned to an entire country or region of countries.

See the Community Roles Glossary Term


Related entries: Community Project Manager

2015-01-30 (A)
Community Project Manager CPM This is a Waze Community Manager who oversees a Waze White Papers topic.

Some links below are currently only available to Waze Global Champs.

See the Community Manager Waze forum
Also see the Community Manager Glossary Term

2016-08-30 (A)
Community Roles ~ Roles, Champ, CM, GC, LC, RC, SM

See the Roles and responsibilities Wiki Page
Also see the Roles Glossary Term


Related entries: ChampCommunity ManagerCoordinatorGlobal ChampLocal ChampMentorState Manager

2015-01-30 (A)
Community Wiki (alias) See the Wazeopedia Glossary Term 2016-01-06 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Connected Citizens (alias) See the Connected Citizens Program Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Connected Citizens NYC Meet-Up W10 The W10 are the first 10 international cities, United States Departments of Transportation (DOTs), and municipal organizations whom Waze has empowered to serve their citizens in the Connected Citizens program.

See the Connected Citizens Program Glossary Term
Also see the PR Newswire article External page
2015-10-08 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Connected Citizens Program CCP, [#CC, CC]], Connected Citizens The Waze Connected Citizens Program



See the Connected Citizens Program Wiki Page
Also see the Connected Citizens Waze Blog
Also see the Connected Citizens Waze Site
Related entries: Connected Citizens NYC Meet-Up

2015-10-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Connectivity Score ~ The chance of any one segment to be connected to any other segment within a certain regional area. I.e. the likelihood that you will be able to succesfully navigate from any point, to any other point within one regional area. It is a number used to define how well the map of region is developed. Measured by Waze staff upon request, the higher the percentage, the better. It is one of the metrics used to measure the success of a MapRaid.

Also see the MapRaid Glossary Term
2015-10-07 (U)

2015-02-24 (A)

Connector (alias) See the At-Grade Connectors Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Construction Zone CZ, WZ, Work Zone See the Speed limits Wiki Page
Also see the Road names Wiki Page
2016-09-08 (U)

2016-03-04 (A)

Continuous Flow Intersection CFI A general category type of intersection.

See the Displaced Left Turn Glossary Term
Also see the Continuous Flow Intersection Wikipedia article
2015-10-07 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Cookie Munching Cookies Cookies are the dots on unconfirmed roads (sometimes called pacman roads). Cookie munching (or road munching) is driving over such roads, and earns points. It also confirms the road is drive-able for the Waze server.

See the Points Wiki Page
See the What are those dots ... ? FAQ Wiki Page


Related entries: Road MunchingPacman RoadsMunching

2010-10-11 (A)
Coordinator ~ Coordinators are experts who coordinate between the local community and Waze Team, as community ambassadors. Usually Champs.

See the Coordinators Wiki Page
See the Community Roles Glossary Term
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term


Related entries: Country Coordinator

2016-08-17 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Country Coordinator CC Term used in some countries other than the US. A Country Coordinator is a Waze appointed Coordinator for an entire country, similar to a Regional Coordinator in larger countries.

See the Coordinator Glossary Term
See the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Country Manager CM An assigned role to help manage and maintain the map of an entire country.

See the Country Manager Wiki Page
Also see the Editing Roles Glossary Term
2015-02-14 (U)

2014-12-07 (A)

CPM (abbr.) See the Community Project Manager Glossary Term 2016-08-30 (A)
Crossroads (alias) A code name used by Waze developers.

See the Junction Box Glossary Term
2015-04-29 (A)
Crowdsource ~ "Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app." - Waze

See the Crowdsourcing Wikipedia article
2016-01-05 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Cul-de-sac ~ A Cul-de-sac (a.k.a. Court in the US) is a common treatment of a dead end street in a residential neighborhood.

See the Junction Style Guide Wiki Page


Related entries: Dead End Loops

2016-01-04 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Curve Point (alias) As used in the Waze Map Editor Guide Full Clip Video. Term not commonly used otherwise.

See the Geometry Node Glossary Term
Also see the Waze Map Editor Guide Full Clip Video External page
2015-01-30 (A)
Cut ~ To separate a single segment into two smallaer segments, by adding a junction node along the segment.

See the Cut a segment Wiki Page


Related entries: Split

2015-03-22 (A)
CWL (abbr.) See the Camera Watch List Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
CWT (abbr.) See the Carlson Wagonlit Travel Glossary Term 2017-05-11 (A)
CZ (abbr.) See the Construction Zone Glossary Term 2016-09-08 (A)

DAB (abbr.) See the Disambiguation Glossary Term 2016-01-28 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Dashboard DB Dashboards used in Waze may include any of the following:

(Note that Dashboard should not confused with Scoreboard.)

See the Dashboard Wiki Page

2015-01-30 (A)
Data Base DB See the Database Wikipedia article 2015-01-30 (A)
Data Waze (alias) See the Data-Waze Glossary Term 2017-05-13 (U)

2015-02-24 (A)

Data-Waze Data Waze, datawaze The Data-Waze blog came out of the desire to tell the stories that go beyond finding the shortest route, stories that utilize the vast amount of publicly available data that our users provide.

See the data.waze External page
2017-05-13 (U)

2016-09-04 (A)

datawaze (alias) See the Data-Waze Glossary Term 2016-09-04 (U)

2015-02-24 (A)

DB (abbr.) See the Dashboard Glossary Term
See the Data Base Glossary Term
See the Dropbox Glossary Term
2015-02-03 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

DCD (abbr.) See the Diverging Diamond Interchange Glossary Term 2015-10-07 (U)

2015-08-26 (A)

DCMI (abbr.) See the Double Crossover Merging Interchange Glossary Term 2015-08-26 (A)
DDI (abbr.) See the Diverging Diamond Interchange Glossary Term 2015-10-07 (U)

2015-08-26 (A)

Dead End Loops ~ See the Dead end loop Wiki Page
Also see the Cul-de-sac Glossary Term
2016-01-05 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Dead End Node ~ This is an Endpoint Node found at the end of a segment with no other segment connected to its end. When the other endpoint node of the segment is connected to one or more other segments.

A Dead End Node should be visible at the end of a dead-end road, and should be corrected if not visible.

See the End Point Node Glossary Term
Also see the Node Glossary Term
Also see the Fixing Dead End Nodes Wiki Page
Related entries: Junction

2012-08-18 (A)
Department of Transportation DOT A governmmental agency responsible for transportation in various jurisdictions.

See the Department of Transportation Wikipedia article
Also see the U.S. DOT Wikipedia article
2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Descartes ~ Working name for the previous Cartouche map editing system beta versions. (The term can still seen in the certain Waze URLs.)

See the Cartouche Glossary Term
Also see the Beta Glossary Term
2015-04-09 (A)
Destination ~ Destination point for a driving route, with the origin being the starting point.

(This term may later be combined with "Ending Point".)

See the Ending Point Glossary Term
Also see the Origin Glossary Term

2015-04-01 (A)
Detour Prevention Mechanism ~ See the Detour Prevention Mechanisms Wiki Page
Also see the Big Detour Prevention Glossary Term
2015-10-08 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Detour Prevention Mechanisms DP Systems to help prevent undesired routing for for certain circumstances.

See the Detour Prevention Mechanisms Wiki Page
2016-08-05 (A)
Direct Message DM Term used to make direct contact with person with various messaging systems. 2016-04-01 (A)
Directionality ~ The direction a segment will allow routing traffic across it as One-way, Two-way, or Unknown. For one-way segments, you must specify if runs from the "A" node to the "B" node, or vice-a-versa.

See the Creating and editing road segments Wiki Page
2015-10-10 (U)

2010-09-16 (A)

Dirt Road DR  Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail  is a road type in Waze, typically used to represent any dirt roads. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-02-15 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Disambiguation DAB Identifying which meaning of a word is desired. When on a disambiguation page, select the meaning closest to what is intended.

See the Wikipedia:Disambiguation Wikipedia article
2016-02-16 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Displaced Left Turn DLT A specfic type of Continuous Flow Intersection.

See the Displaced Left Turn Wiki Page
Also see the Continuous Flow Intersection Wikipedia article


Related entries: Continuous Flow Intersection

2015-10-07 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Diverging Diamond Interchange DDI, Double crossover diamond interchange, DCD A type of diamond interchange in which the two directions of traffic on the non-freeway road cross to the opposite side on both sides of the bridge at the freeway.

See the Diverging diamond interchange Wikipedia article
See the Federal Highway Administration technical brief External page
See the official diverging diamond interrhange External page
2016-01-04 (U)

2015-08-26 (A)

Divide Dividing The method to convert a single two-way segment, into two parallel one-way segments, running in opposite directions.

See the Dividing a two-way road Wiki Page


Related entries: Divided HighwaySplit

2015-10-10 (U)

2015-03-22 (A)

Divided Highway Dual Carriageway A road or highway where directions of travel are separated by a barrier, strip of land or other obstruction, known as a Median Strip or Central Reservation (British English). Dual Carriageway.

In Waze, such roads may be represented a single 2-way road or by parallel roads, one for each direction.

See the Divided road intersections Wiki Page
Also see the Dividing a two-way road Glossary Term
Also see the Un-Dividing a divided highway Glossary Term
Also see the Median Glossary Term
Related entries: Split

2016-02-01 (U)

2010-10-11 (A)

Dividing (alias) See the Divide Glossary Term 2016-01-14 (A)
DL (abbr.) See the Down-Lock Glossary Term 2016-08-05 (A)
DLT (abbr.) A specific type of Continuous Flow Intersection.

See the Displaced Left Turn Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
DM (abbr.) See the Direct Message Glossary Term 2016-04-01 (A)
Dogleg ~ A dogleg is a shift in a road. Normally, when Road A meets Road B, both segments of Road A are at the same junction. In a dogleg, they don't match up. To cross road B on Road A, you must turn briefly onto Road B and turn back onto Road A short distance later. It is called a dogleg because it has the characteristic shape of a dog's leg.

A micro-dogleg (mDL), is a technique with a similar appearance to a dogleg, used for altering the angle Waze sees at a junction, which affects turn instructions.

See the How Waze determines turn / keep / exit maneuvers Wiki Page
Also see the Micro-dogleg Glossary Term

2015-10-09 (U)

2015-01-12 (A)

DOT (abbr.) See the Department of Transportation Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Double crossover diamond interchange (abbr.) See the Diverging Diamond Interchange Glossary Term 2015-10-07 (U)

2015-08-26 (A)

Double Crossover Merging Interchange DCMI A free-flowing interchange design which includes elements from the diverging diamond interchange and the standard diamond interchange.

See the DCMI Wikipedia article
See the DCMI patent application External page
Also see the Diverging Diamond Interchange Glossary Term
2016-01-05 (U)

2015-08-26 (A)

Down-Lock DL Term used to descibe the process of adjusting the Segment Lock level in WME down to match the regional standards, or the Rank of an editor to allow them to edit the segment(s).

See the Segment Lock Glossary Term
Also see the Up-Lock Glossary Term
2015-02-25 (A)
DP (abbr.) See the Detour Prevention Mechanisms Glossary Term 2016-08-05 (A)
DR (abbr.) "Dr" is also used as an abbreviaion for "Drive" and "Dr." for "Doctor" in segment naming.

See the Dirt Road Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Drive (alias) See the Google Drive Glossary Term
Also see the Drives Glossary Term
2016-01-14 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

Driven Area ~ See the Editable Area Glossary Term


Related entries: Drives

2016-08-17 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Drives ~ A tab in the Waze Map Editor showing a list of your drives with their map links.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
Also see the Driven Area Glossary Term


Related entries: Drives Tab Enhancer

2015-01-30 (A)
Drives Tab Enhancer DTE A now obsolete browser plugin that showed more drives per sub-page on the user drives tab of the Waze Map Editor. It is now bundled as an option inside the URO+ addon.

See the URO+ Glossary Term
Also see the Drives Glossary Term
2016-01-14 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Dropbox DB A cloud based storage service used for file sharing.

See the DropBox External page
Also see the Cloud Storage Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

DTE (abbr.) See the Drives Tab Enhancer Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Dual Carriageway (alias) See the Divided Highway Glossary Term


Related entries: Carriageway

2016-02-01 (U)

2010-10-11 (A)

Duplicate Cities ~ When road segments are named with a city that is not in the immediate area, it causes problems in the city layer display.

See the Duplicate cities Wiki Page
Also see the Smudged City Wiki Page
2015-10-09 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

EA (abbr.) See the Editable Area Glossary Term 2016-02-21 (A)
Editable Area EA, Editing Area The entire area within which you area able to edit items in the Waze Map Editor. This includes your driven, and managed areas.

Also a WME Layer which highlights this area on the map. The WME "Editable Area" Layer does not however highlight the entire country if you are a Country Manager.

See the Editable Area Wiki Page
Related entries: Driven AreaManaged AreaOut Of Area

2016-08-19 (U)

2013-01-23 (A)

Editing Roles ~ These are assigned roles given to users who request them, and show they are qualified. They exist to enable users to help manage and maintain the map.

See the Roles and responsibilities Wiki Page
Also see the Roles and responsibilities Glossary Term


Related entries: Area ManagerCountry Manager

2015-02-15 (A)
Editor Profile (alias) See the Map-Editor Profile Glossary Term 2016-01-05 (A)
Elevation Level The vertical position of a road relative to other roads it crosses, starting from ground level.

See the Road elevation Wiki Page
Also see the Level (disambiguation) Wiki Page


Related entries: Grade

2015-01-30 (A)
Enabled Turn (alias) See the Turns Glossary Term 2017-05-13 (U)

2016-09-20 (A)

End Point Node ~ An End Point Node (AKA end node) is found at both ends of a segment. Its' appearance is emphasized after selecting a segment while in WME. When joined to other endpoint nodes it creates a junction.

See the Node Glossary Term
Also see the Junction Glossary Term


Related entries: Dead End Node

2013-05-06 (A)
Ending Point ~ Destination point for a driving route, with the origin being the starting point.

(This term may later be combined with "Destination".)
Related entries: OriginDestinationStarting Point

2015-04-01 (A)
ERL (abbr.) See the Experimental Road Layer Glossary Term 2015-04-17 (A)
Estimated Time of Arrival ETA The time calculated by the Waze routing server for arrival at the user's destination when a selected route is followed.

See the Routing server Wiki Page
2016-04-01 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

ETA (abbr.) See the Estimated Time of Arrival Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Etiquette (alias) See the Waze Etiquette Glossary Term


Related entries: Regional Coordinator

2016-04-15 (A)
Events ~ Scheduled activities, including Waze "Major Traffic Events," that cause changes in traffic patterns; editors can add map closures or restrictions timed to these events.

See the Major Traffic Events Glossary Term
2016-08-06 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Experimental Road Layer ERL A new layer in the WME with updated graphic display of the roads. It is eventually planned to replace the existing road layer.

See the announcement Waze forum
2015-04-17 (A)
Expert (alias) See the Waze Expert Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Express Lane (alias) See the Car Pool Lane Glossary Term 2012-08-18 (A)
Extension ~ Usually refers to a browser extension script 2015-01-30 (A)

FAQ (abbr.) See the Frequently Asked Questions Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
FC (abbr.) See the Functional Classifiction Glossary Term 2016-01-27 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Federal Highway Administration FHWA The Federal Highway Administration is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program).

See the FHWA External page
Also see the previous FHWA names Wikipedia article


Related entries: Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

2015-01-30 (A)
Feed The Waze ~ This is a Waze User created project for adding long-term traffic events (like roadworks) to the Waze map.

See the Feed The Waze External page


Related entries: BotWazeBot

2016-08-05 (A)
Feed The Waze ~ A Waze User created project for adding long-term traffic events (like roadworks) to the Waze map.

See the Feed The Waze External page


Related entries: BotWazeBot

2015-02-23 (A)
Ferry FY  • • • • Ferry • • • •   is a road type in Waze used to represent ferry routes which can be taken with a vehicle.
For more information on Ferry select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2016-01-27 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

FHWA (abbr.) See the Federal Highway Administration Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
FM (abbr.) See the Formal Mentoring Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Fork ~ A point in a road where the road diverges to separate roads. This is common where a new Freeway diverges off an existing freeway, and also where a frontage road (aka service road) starts off of a main road.

This is the MUTCD definition of "Split", and has been refered to as a "split in the road" in the past. However use of the word "split" has been depracated in the Waze vernacular.

See the Freeway forks Wiki Page
Also see the MUTCD Glossary Term
Related entries: Split

2015-03-22 (A)
Formal Mentoring FM The process of rapidly advancing editors skills and knowledge through an assigned mentor, in a formal arrangement with set expectations and time limits.

See the Formal Mentoring Wiki Page


Related entries: MentorMentoring

2015-01-30 (A)
Forms ~ See the Forms Wiki Page 2015-01-30 (A)
Forum (alias) See the Community Forum Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Forum Profile ~ This is the Waze user Forum Profile used within Waze phpBB forum system.

View a user's Forum Profile by substituting the username in this URL: http://www.waze.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&un=USERNAME

The Bookmarklet link below aids in searching for user profiles.

See the Bookmarklets Wiki Page
Related entries: Profile

2016-08-28 (U)

2016-01-04 (A)

FreeMap (alias) See the Waze Glossary Term 2016-01-05 (A)
Freeway FW, Fwy, Motorway Motorway; the major road system in your country.
 Freeway  is the highest of the road types in the Waze hierarchy. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Freeway select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2010-09-15 (A)
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ See the FAQ Wiki Page 2015-10-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Frontage Road Service Road A secondary road that runs parallel to a principal route or highway, linking traffic to surface streets accessing businesses and residence.

See the Frontage road in Primary Street section Wiki Page
Also see the wikipedia:Frontage_road Wikipedia article
2016-08-06 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

Functional Classifiction FC See the Functional Classification Wiki Page


Related entries: National Functional Class

2016-01-27 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

FW (abbr.) See the Freeway Glossary Term 2010-09-15 (A)
Fwy (abbr.) See the Freeway Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (A)
FY (abbr.) See the Ferry Glossary Term 2016-01-27 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

GC (abbr.) See the Global Champ Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Geo-node (alias) See the Geometry Node Glossary Term 2012-08-17 (A)
Geo-Ops (alias) See the Waze Geo-Ops Glossary Term 2016-01-05 (U)

2015-02-21 (A)

Geographic Information System GIS Commonly used by various governmental entities such as county auditors to provide parcel information along with maps.

See the Geographic Information System Wikipedia article
2015-01-30 (A)
Geometry ~ The layout or shape of a segment, or place area. Each road is made up of one or more segments. Segments, and Place Areas are made up of one or more straight line sections. These sections can be short, effectively allowing curves to be created in a segment. See Editing existing roads for more information.

See the Adjusting road geometry (nodes) Wiki Page
See the Area Place Wiki Page


Related entries: Geometry Handle

2010-09-15 (A)
Geometry Handle Handle Any object that can be used to adjust the geometry of a segment or node placement.

See the Inter-geometry node Glossary Term
Also see the Geometry Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Geometry Node Geo-node, Geonode, Curve Point
Segments Nodes Junctions.png
Segment geometry node
Landmark geometry node
When editing a segment or Area Place, large white circles appear where the segment changes direction ultimately altering its shape. Click and drag them individually to alter the geometry of the segment or landmark. Press the d key while the mouse is hovered over them to delete the geometry node. Alternately hold the d key and then move the mouse over the nodes you want to delete.
Segment intergeometry node.png
Landmark intergeometry node.png
The smaller white circles between the geometry nodes are "inter"-geometry nodes. When you click and drag an inter-geometry node, it becomes a larger geometry node and two more inter-geometry nodes appear halfway between each side again.

See the Node Glossary Term
See the Editing existing roads Wiki Page


Related entries: Inter-geometry node

2012-08-17 (A)
Geonode (alias) See the Geometry Node Glossary Term 2012-08-17 (A)
GEP (abbr.) See the Global Event Partners Glossary Term 2016-12-22 (A)
GHO (abbr.) See the Google Hangouts Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

GIS (abbr.) See the Geographic Information System Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Global Champ GC, Waze Global Champ An editor selected by Waze management to be part of the world community leadership of Waze. These are editors that show long standing contributions to the entire global Waze community.

See the Global Champs Wiki Page
Also see the Community Roles Glossary Term
2015-03-04 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Global Event Partners GEP Waze program that empowers organizations who host scheduled events that cause large road closures (e.g., college sporting events) to enter their own closures easily.

See the Global Event Partners Waze Site
2016-12-22 (A)
Global Positioning System GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite based system used by navigation devices to locate the device anywhere on the globe. Applications like Waze use this information to provide turn-by-turn information.

See the GPS (disambiguation) Wiki Page
2014-02-17 (A)
Glossary (alias) See the Waze Glossary Glossary Term 2016-01-06 (A)
GLR (abbr.) See the Great Lakes Region Glossary Term 2016-12-17 (U)

2015-03-25 (A)

GM (abbr.) See the Greasemonkey Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
GMAP (abbr.) See the Google Maps Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
GMM (abbr.) See the Google Map Maker Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Goodies (alias) See the Bonus points and road goodies Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Google Drive Drive A cloud based storage service used for file sharing.

Also see the Cloud Storage Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

Google Forms ~ A Google product often used for Waze projects in conjunction with Google Sheets

See the Google Forms External page
Also see the Google Sheets Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Google Hangouts GHO, Hangout, HO, HoG An instant communication platform used by many of the local communities. It offers private and group messaging with images, voice, and video calling.

See the Google Hangouts External page
2015-09-17 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Google Map Maker GMM The map editor used to modify Google Maps.

See the Google Map Maker External page


Related entries: Pile-On

2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Google Maps GMAP Google's mapping and navigation interface; one of the third-party sites that supplements the Places databases in Waze search.

See the Using external sources Wiki Page
2016-08-05 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Google Sheets ~ A Google product often used for Waze projects.

See the Google Sheets External page


Related entries: Google Forms

2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Google Street View SV, GSV, Street View Google Maps provides the ability to see local roads from the driver's perspective using the Map Editor Interface and Controls Street View.

See the Streetview Wiki Page


Related entries: Waze Street View

2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Google Traffic Data GTD See the Google Wiki Page 2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Gore (alias) See the Gore Point Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (A)
Gore Point Gore A small triangular piece of land. The (typically) grassy area where an exit sign is placed. It also describes the area of land where the ramp merges with the highway. 2015-02-26 (U)

2014-11-02 (A)

GPS (abbr.) See the Global Positioning System Glossary Term 2014-02-17 (A)
Grade ~ The elevation of a road with respect to surrounding roads. So a road would normally be at-grade - ground level.. A road going underneath in a tunnel would be below grade. A road going over would be above grade. At complicated junctions such as freeway interchanges there can be many grade levels.

In WME on a flat map we assign Elevations to show that while the roads cross, they do not connect because they are at different heights (or grades). Ground level = "Ground", below grade = a negative elevation, above grade = a positive elevation.

See the Road elevation Wiki Page
See the At-grade connectors Wiki Page
Also see the Interchange Style Guide Wiki Page
Also see the Elevation Glossary Term

2015-04-16 (U)

2010-09-15 (A)

Greasemonkey GM See the Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools Wiki Page


Related entries: Tampermonkey

2015-10-08 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Great Lakes Region GLR One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Illinois / Indiana / Michigan / Ohio / Wisconsin..

See the Great Lakes Region Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-12-17 (U)

2015-03-25 (A)

Groups ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
Suggest content here
2015-01-30 (A)
GSV (abbr.) See the Google Street View Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
GTD (abbr.) See the Google Traffic Glossary Term 2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Hall of Fame HoF A scoreboard showing the editors with the most editing achievements in a project. These area posted after each MapRaid.

See the MapRaid Hall of Fame Wiki Page
2015-04-17 (A)
Handle (alias) See the Geometry Handle Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Hangouts (alias) See the Google Hangouts Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Hard Turn (alias) See the Turns Glossary Term 2017-05-13 (U)

2016-09-20 (A)

Hazardous Materials HM 2015-04-09 15h48 54.png MUTCD - Hazardous Materials sign examples.

See the MUTCD - Hazardous Materials External page
2015-04-09 (A)
HC (abbr.) See the Help Center Glossary Term 2015-02-25 (A)
Help (alias) See the Help Center Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Help Center HC, Help, Support An interactive help site with FAQs, common support topics, tutorials, and the ability to submit support requests directly to Waze staff. This site is maintained by Waze staff.

See the Support Waze Help Center article


Related entries: nanoRep

2015-02-25 (U)

2015-02-25 (A)

High Occupancy Toll HOT, HOT Lane A lane that permits single passenger vehicles who choose to pay a toll to take advantage of an HOV lane that generally moves faster than the other lanes in the same direction.

See the Car Pool Lane Glossary Term
2015-02-27 (U)

2014-08-11 (A)

High Occupancy Vehicle HOV A vehicle with a minimum number of passangers, at least two. Local regulations can specify HOV to mean at least two, three, or four passenger in the vehicle. Vehicles meeting these specifications may be entitled to special privileges.

See the Car Pool Lane Glossary Term


Related entries: Clean Air Vehicle

2010-09-16 (A)
Highest Rank of Connected Segments HRCS  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
Suggest content here
2016-02-16 (A)
HM (abbr.) See the Hazardous Materials Glossary Term 2015-04-09 (A)
HN (abbr.) See the House Numbers Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
HO (abbr.) Less desirable abbreviation for Google Hangouts.

See the Google Hangouts Glossary Term
2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

HoF (abbr.) See the Hall of Fame Glossary Term 2015-04-17 (A)
HoGs (abbr.) Humorous abbreviaion occasionally used for "Hangout Groups".

See the Google Hangouts Glossary Term
2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

HOT (abbr.) See the High Occupancy Toll Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
HOT Lane (alias) See the High Occupancy Toll Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
House Numbers HN See the House Numbers in WME Wiki Page 2016-01-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

HOV (abbr.) See the High Occupancy Vehicle Glossary Term 2010-09-16 (A)
HOV Lane (alias) See the Car Pool Lane Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
HRCS (abbr.) See the Highest Rank of Connected Segments Glossary Term 2016-02-16 (A)

ID (abbr.) See the Identifier Glossary Term 2015-04-20 (A)
IFS (alias) See the Infrastructure Glossary Term 2017-05-14 (A)
IGN (abbr.) See the IGN Editors Glossary Term 2016-01-05 (U)

2013-03-11 (A)

IGN Editors IGN Editors contracted by Waze to make updates to the map.

See the IGN Wiki Page


Related entries: Waze Geo-Ops

2016-01-05 (U)

2013-03-11 (A)

IL (abbr.) The two letter abbreviation used for both the country of Israel and the U.S. State of Illinois, and name of the Waze Israel Sever.

See the Israel Server Glossary Term
Also see the Illinois USPS code Glossary Term
2014-05-17 (A)
Illinois USPS code IL IL is the USPS postal code for the state of Illinois. It is easily confused with the Waze abbreviation for the Waze Israel Server.

(This term is only included in glossary to compare with "IL" for Israel.)

Also see the Israel Server Glossary Term
Also see the United States Postal Service Glossary Term

2015-02-21 (A)
IM (abbr.) See the Informal Mentoring Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Indentifer ID "ID:" is used within Permalinks to identify various objects within WME with a number including, Cameras (unknown), Nodes (nodes=), Places (venues=), PURs (unknown), Segments (segments=), URs (mapUdateRequest=) Some ids are also visible in the left WME panel.

See the Permalink Glossary Term
2015-02-25 (A)
Informal Mentoring IM The process of helping editors advance their knowledge and skills as questions or issues arise, without any preexisting arrangement or expectations. This can be performed by anyone.


Related entries: Mentoring

2015-01-30 (A)
Infrastructure IFS, IFS Term used by Waze staff to describe their infrastructure. Usuallly in reference to their infrastructure team. 2017-05-14 (A)
Inter-geometry node ~
Segment intergeometry node.png
Landmark intergeometry node.png
A "grab handle" that allows you to create a new geometry node. When you drag an inter-geometry node, it bends the segment at that point; when you release it, the inter-geometry node will become a new geometry node.

Inter-geometry nodes appear on road segments and area places (previously landmarks). They will only appear when the segment/place is selected and the mouse is hovering over it. They appear midway between each existing pair of adjacent geometry nodes, allowing you to bend the shape midway between existing bends. In the case of segments, they also appear midway between the endpoints and the first existing geometry node, or, if there are no existing geometry nodes, midway in the segment.

See the Geometry Node Glossary Term
See the Node Glossary Term
Related entries: Geometry Handle

2014-07-29 (A)
Interactive junction instruction algorithm ~ A clickable interactive guide to determine what instruction, if any, will be given at the junction between any 2 segments.

See the Interactive junction instruction algorithm Wiki Page
2015-04-01 (A)
International Intl Commonly used in Waze to refer to the ROW server infrastructure and location.

See the Rest Of World Glossary Term
Also see the Banks of Servers Wiki Page
2012-10-04 (A)
Internet Relay Chat IRC A protocol used by a program that enables real-time text exchanges among multiple users; various clients have been used for IRC in Waze.

See the Discussion Forums Wiki Page
2016-08-05 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

IRC (abbr.) See the Internet Relay Chat Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Island (alias) See the Median Strip Glossary Term 2016-02-01 (U)

2015-02-27 (A)

ISO-8601 ISO-8601 An international date time standard which is advocated for use with Wiki that avoids ambiguous communication of dates and times, with the date format of yyyy-mm-dd and 24 hour hh:mm:ss time.

Setting the custom format of D Y-m-d via the forum link below will result in a day, date, time displayed as: Sat 2015-02-14, 17:21:31

Setting the custom format to 2015-02-14T17:21:31 via the Wiki line below will result in same format.

See the ISO-8601 Wikipedia article
Also see the Time preference profile settings for forum Waze forum
Also see the Time preference profile settings for Wiki Wiki Page

2016-08-29 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Israel Server IL The server named "IL" (the ISO code) for Israel is one of the three separate Bank of Servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.

See the Banks of Servers Glossary Term


Related entries: Illinois USPS code

2014-05-17 (A)

JAI (abbr.) See the Junction Angle Info Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
JB (abbr.) See the Junction Box Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (A)
JNF (abbr.) See the Junction Node Fixer Glossary Term 2015-03-18 (A)
JSG (abbr.) See the Junction Style Guide Glossary Term 2015-03-18 (A)
Jturn ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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2015-02-23 (A)
Jughandle ~ Also see the Jughandle Wikipedia article 2015-02-26 (A)
Junction Junction Node, Junction Point The method to convert a divided highway into a single two-way segment.
This formerly been referred to as Un-Split, but the use of that term has been deprecated.

See the Junction Style Guide Wiki Page
Also see the Nodes Glossary Term
Also see the Dead End Node Glossary Term


Related entries: End Point Node

2015-02-08 (U)

2010-09-16 (A)

Junction angle Angle The measured angle between any two segments connected at a junction.

See the Controlling turn instructions Wiki Page
Also see the Junction Angle Info Glossary Term


Related entries: Angle

2017-05-19 (U)

2014-09-02 (A)

Junction Angle Info JAI A browser extension script which displays Junction Angles or Turn Angles in WME. It can also estimate what a turn instruction will be for a given turn.

See the WME Junction Angle Info Wiki Page


Related entries: AngleJunction angleTurn angle

2015-02-08 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Junction Box JB, Crossroads Temporarily named Big Junctions in the following blog article that describes the concept.

See the Big Junctions Waze Blog
2016-01-28 (U)

2015-02-26 (A)

Junction Node (alias) See the Junction Glossary Term 2015-02-08 (A)
Junction Node Fixer JNF Browser extention script for WME

See the WME Junction Node Fixer Wiki Page
2016-08-29 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Junction Point (alias) See the Junction Glossary Term 2015-02-08 (A)
Junction Style Guide JSG Key information on how to properly creating junctions and the roadways between them.

See the Junction Style Guide Wiki Page
2016-08-29 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

LAM (abbr.) Large Area Manager

See the Large Area Manager Glossary Term
2016-01-28 (U)

2016-01-05 (A)

Landmark (alias) The previously used term "Landmarks" has been deprecated in favor of the term "Places".

See the Places Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Large Area Manager LAM An inititive started in Ohio, followed by Wisonsin, which started to become a Great Lakes Region-wide program as of early 2016.

See the Large Area Manager Waze forum
2016-01-06 (U)

2016-01-04 (A)

LC (abbr.) See the Local Champ Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Level (alias) The disambiguation page lists other deprecated uses.

See the Elevation Glossary Term
Also see the Level (disambiguation) Wiki Page
2013-10-17 (A)
LGS (abbr.) See the Little Green Sign Glossary Term 2015-06-01 (A)
Little Green Sign LGS A less conspicuous variation of a Big Green Sign, it is a small green sign usually placed on the side a road road. Green roadway signs in the US are used for exits and other navigational information.

Also see the Big Green Sign Glossary Term
2015-06-01 (A)
Live Map LM  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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2015-01-30 (A)
Live Map UR Overlay LMUR  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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2015-01-30 (A)
LM (abbr.) See the Live Map Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Local Champ LC, Waze Local Champ An editor selected by Waze management or the local community leadership to join the local community leadership of a specific country. These are editors that show long standing contributions to the Waze community for their country.

See the Local Champs Wiki Page
Also see the Community Roles Glossary Term
2015-03-04 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Lock ~ See the Segment Lock Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Locking Standards Tool LST The Locking Standards Tool script highlights and sets locks based on your areas standards.

See the script home External page
Also see the slide-show presentation External page
2016-02-20 (A)
Loon Bulb, Bulb-out A widened section of road to accomodate a U-Turn type of intersection, as used in many types of Alternative Intersection types including Michigan Left Turns, a type of Median U-Turn Intersection.

(Links are pending additional entry edits)

Also see the Alternative Intersections Glossary Term

2015-04-01 (A)
Loops ~ See the Junction Style Guide Wiki Page 2016-01-04 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

LST (abbr.) See the Locking Standards Tool Glossary Term 2016-02-20 (A)

Major Events (alias) See the Major Traffic Events Glossary Term 2015-03-16 (A)
Major Highway MH  Major Highway  is one of three highway types used in Waze. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Major Highway select USA or other countries.
Note that when abbreviated to MH, the "M" must be capitalized to differentiate from "mH - Minor Highway".

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2014-08-11 (A)
Major Traffic Events MTE, Major Events See the Major Traffic Events Wiki Page
See the Major Traffic Events Waze Site


Related entries: Events

2016-08-06 (U)

2015-03-16 (A)

Managed Area ~ See the Area Manager Wiki Page
Also see the Editable Area Glossary Term
2016-01-04 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices MUTCD National source of road, sign, and abbreviation guidelines, published by the Federal Highway Administration

Individual states often have their own guidelines expaned from the MUTCD.

See the MUTCD External page
Also see the FHWA Glossary Term
Related entries: Big Green Sign

2015-01-30 (A)
Map Chat ~ Map Chats are public messages that all users can see and comment on.

See the Messages and chatting Waze Help Center article
Also see the WME Chat Wiki Page
2016-08-17 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

Map Comment MC Point and Area comment appear on the map at all zoom levels. Map Comments should be used to communicate construction projects in-progress, Map issue investigation, or any other information other editors should be aware of before editing nearby. (Live as of 2016-12-21)

The use of the [NOTE] URs should be discontinued and Map Comments used in their place.

2016-12-22 (U)

2016-09-21 (A)

Map Editor Chat WME Chat, Chat Internal chat system used within the Waze Map Editor.

See the WME Chat Wiki Page
2016-01-05 (U)

2016-01-05 (A)

Map Issue ~ A button on the Waze client app Report menu to indicate there is a problem with the map by means of an Update Request.




See the Create a report Waze Help Center article
Related entries: Update Request

2013-02-25 (A)
Map Problem MP An automated report from the Waze servers that identifies a possible problem with the map. See Map problem for more information.

See the Map Problem Wiki Page
2014-08-11 (A)
Map Protection ~ Methods to protect and uphold the quality of the Waze map from both intentional and unintentional harm.

See the Map Protection Wiki Page
2015-02-09 (A)
Map Team (alias) See the Waze Geo-Ops Glossary Term 2016-01-05 (U)

2015-02-21 (A)

Map Tile Tile The Waze map is divided into a grid using 1km-square areas which are called tiles or map tiles. Changes to the map are processed on a per-tile basis. Changes to any part of a map tile causes Waze to mark the tile as changed and it will be rebuilt in the next map update cycle.

See the Map tiles Wiki Page
2012-02-08 (A)
Map-A-Thon ~ See the announcement Waze forum
Also see the announcement Waze Blog
2016-08-19 (U)

2015-02-24 (A)

Map-Editor Profile Editor Profile This is the Waze Map-Editor Profile used within Waze map editing system.

View a user's Forum Profile by substituting the username in this URL: http://www.waze.com/user/editor/USERNAME

The Bookmarklet link below aids in searching for user profiles.

See the New! Map-Editor Profile Waze forum
See the Profile related Bookmarklets Wiki Page
Related entries: Profile

2016-01-05 (U)

2016-01-04 (A)

MapRaid MR, Raid A collaborative effort by many editors update the map in a defined area. A MapRaid may focus on different aspects of the map.

See the MapRaid Wiki Page


Related entries: Mega MapRaidRaid LeaderConnectivity Score

2016-08-05 (U)

2014-11-10 (A)

MAR (abbr.) See the Mid Atlantic Region Glossary Term 2016-12-17 (A)
MC (abbr.) See the Map Comment Glossary Term 2016-09-21 (A)
mDL (abbr.) See the Micro-dogleg Glossary Term 2015-04-15 (A)
Median ~ The area separating a divided highway. It may contain median strips and median segments.

Also see the Median Segment Glossary Term
Also see the Median Strip Glossary Term


Related entries: Divided HighwayMedian StripMedian SegmentMedian Segment

2016-02-01 (U)

2010-10-11 (A)

Median Barrier (alias) See the Median Strip Glossary Term 2016-02-01 (U)

2010-10-11 (A)

Median Divider Island (alias) See the Median Strip Glossary Term 2016-02-01 (U)

2015-02-27 (A)

Median Segment ~ A road segment within the median space which is between two essentially parallel roadways. It is typically short and more-or-less perpendicular to the roadways.

See the Median Glossary Term


Related entries: Median

2016-08-05 (U)

2015-09-08 (A)

Median Segment ~ A median segment is a segment found between two parallel roadways, in the median space. It is typically short and more-or-less perpendicular to the roadways.

See the Median Glossary Term


Related entries: Median

2015-09-08 (A)
Median Strip Median Barrier, Median Divider Island, Island, Central Reservation Strip of land or barrier separating a Divided Highway. Known as a Central Reservation in Britain, and occasionally abbreviated as Median.

Also see the Median strip Wikipedia article
Also see the Median Glossary Term


Related entries: Median

2016-02-01 (U)

2015-02-27 (A)

Median U-Turn Intersection MUTI  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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Related entries: Michigan Left Turn

2015-01-30 (A)
MediaWiki ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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2015-01-30 (A)
Meetups (alias) See the Waze Meetups Glossary Term 2016-01-05 (A)
Mega MapRaid MMR A large scale MapRaid

See the MegaMapRaid Wiki Page
Also see the MapRaid Glossary Term
2016-01-04 (U)

2015-04-01 (A)

Mentor ~ An experienced and knowledgeable editor, assigned the role to teach others, and help them become better editors.

See the Becoming a Mentor Wiki Page
See the Formal Mentoring Glossary Term
See the Community Roles Glossary Term
2015-02-20 (A)
Mentoring ~ Experienced editors passing on their knowledge and skills to others. There are different categories of mentoring.

See the Mentoring Wiki Page
Also see the Formal Mentoring Glossary Term
Also see the Informal Mentoring Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Mentoring Manager (alias) See the Waze Mentoring Manager Glossary Term 2016-02-14 (U)

2016-01-28 (A)

MH (abbr.) See the Major Highway Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
mH (abbr.) See the Minor Highway Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
Michigan Left Turn MLT A type of Median U-Turn Intersection commonly used in Michigan and adopted by other states.



See the Michigan Left Wiki Page
Also see the Median U-Turn Intersection Glossary Term

2015-04-01 (A)
Micro-dogleg mDL, μDL A one or two geometry nodes at the end of a segment, which change the true angle at which the segment meets its junction, without changing the appearance of the junction. The geometry nodes are very close to the junction, and nearly or completely invisible at the zoom levels available on the client (app). An mDL is frequently used to force "Turn" instructions instead of "Keep/Exit" instructions and vice-versa. They have a shape similar to a dogleg junction.

For example, if the angle at which a local road meets a highway is 20 degrees, Waze will instruct a user turning off the highway to "EXIT RIGHT" (assuming right hand drive countries). If we consider this a 'turnoff' (at grade junction), and not an 'exit', we will want to force Waze to treat it as a 'turn'. By making a tiny crook (the micro-dogleg) at the very start of the local segment, we can have the final piece of the segment meet the highway at 90 degrees, and cause a turn instruction.

See the Junction Style Guide Wiki Page
See the How Waze determines turn / keep / exit maneuvers Wiki Page
Related entries: Dogleg

2015-10-09 (U)

2015-01-12 (A)

Mid Atlantic Region MAR One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes District of Columbia / Maryland / Virginia / West Virginia.

See the Mid Atlantic Region Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-12-17 (A)
Minimum Bounding Box ~ The AMGR tool used by Regional Coordinators reduces irregular multipoint polygons as used for Area Managers, and State Managers to a four point rectangle aligned along longitude and latitude lines using a minimum bounding box formula.

Also see the Waze AM Layers Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Minor Highway mH  Minor Highway  is one of three highway types used in Waze. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Minor Highway select USA or other countries.
Note that when abbreviated to mH, the "m" must not be capitalized to differentiate from "MH - Major Highway".

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2014-08-11 (A)
MLT (abbr.) See the Michigan Left Turn Glossary Term 2015-01-01 (A)
MMR (abbr.) See the Mega MapRaid Glossary Term 2015-04-01 (A)
MNTR (abbr.) See the Waze Mentoring Manager Glossary Term 2016-01-28 (A)
Moods ~ Icons for various moods that are settable in the Waze App.

See the [app moods] Waze Support
2017-05-04 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Motorway (alias) See the Freeway Glossary Term 2010-09-15 (A)
MP (abbr.) See the Map Problem Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
MR (abbr.) See the MapRaid Glossary Term 2015-02-21 (A)
MTE (abbr.) See the Major Traffic Events Glossary Term 2015-03-16 (A)
Multiuse Lanes ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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2015-01-30 (A)
Munching ~ See the Cookie Munching Glossary Term 2010-10-11 (A)
MUTCD (abbr.) See the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Glossary Term


Related entries: Fork

2015-01-30 (A)
MUTI (abbr.) See the Median U-Turn Intersection Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
My Car ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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2015-02-23 (A)
My Waze ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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2015-02-23 (A)

NA (abbr.) See the North America Glossary Term 2012-10-04 (A)
NA Server (alias) See the USA Server Glossary Term 2015-04-20 (A)
Name Normalization NN, NormName The process of inspecting all the segment names in an area, correcting common errors, and ensuring they conform to local naming standards. 2015-01-30 (A)
nanoRep ~ As of 2014-11-18, Waze has retired the use of nanoRep in favor of a Google product - the Google Help Center.

nanoRep was an automated support system managed by Waze directly. It provided information and basic troubleshooting information on Waze. It was accesible from the web and the Waze client app, with a characteristic "Ask a question..." box. The page has since been removed from the Waze site.

See the Help Center Glossary Term

2015-04-19 (U)

2013-06-01 (A)

National Functional Class NFC See the Functional Classifiction Glossary Term 2016-01-27 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Navigation Guidance ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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2015-02-23 (A)
NER (abbr.) See the New England Region Glossary Term 2016-12-17 (A)
New England Region NER One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Connecticut / Maine / Massachusetts / New Hampshire / Rhode Island / Vermont.

See the New England Region Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-12-17 (A)
NFC (abbr.) See the National Functional Class Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
NI (abbr.) See the Not Identified Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
No-Name Segment ~ A segment with no name (the "none" check-box for street name is checked)

See the Interactive junction instruction algorithm Wiki Page
See the Road name inheritance Wiki Page
2015-04-01 (A)
Node ~ There are five different types of nodes:

Center
Related entries: JunctionDead End NodeEnd Point NodeGeometry NodeInter-geometry node

2010-09-16 (A)
NOR (abbr.) See the Notheast Region Glossary Term 2016-12-17 (A)
NormName (alias) See the Name Normalization Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
North America NA Commonly used to refer to Waze server serving North America

See the USA Server Glossary Term
2012-10-04 (A)
Northeast Region NOR One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Delaware / New Jersey / New York / Pennsylvania.

See the Northeast Region Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2017-05-13 (U)

2016-12-17 (A)

Northwest Region NWR One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Alaska / Idaho / Montana / Oregon / Washington / Wyoming.

See the Northwest Region Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-12-17 (A)
Not Identified NI When responding to update requests, the close options allow for "solved" or "not identified." The latter is used when it is unclear what the issue is or it was unable to be corrected.

See the Update requests Wiki Page
2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Nuance ® ~ Third party Text to Speech voice products used by Waze. In the USA and other countries the use of Nuance ® voices has been deprecated in favor of Google TTS voices.

See the Voices Glossary Term


Related entries: Vocalizer ®

2016-01-28 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Nuggets ~ Global wiki pages are broken down into smaller individual pieces. We refer to these smaller pieces of knowledge as nuggets.



See the Nuggets Wiki Page

2016-01-28 (U)

2015-10-07 (A)

NWR (abbr.) See the Northwest Region Glossary Term 2016-12-17 (A)

OOA (abbr.) See the Out Of Area Glossary Term 2016-11-21 (U)

2016-10-10 (A)

OP ~ See the Opening Post Glossary Term 2016-01-28 (A)
Origin ~ Starting point for a driving route, with the destination being the ending point.

(This term may later be combined with "Starting Point".)

See the Starting Point Glossary Term
Also see the Ending Point Glossary Term
Related entries: Destination

2010-09-16 (A)
Original Post OP See the Internet forum Wikipedia article 2016-02-14 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Out Of Area OOA Term used to describe a location that is not part of one's Editable Area.

See the Editable Area Glossary Term
2016-10-10 (A)
Overlapping ~ See the Overlapping road junction Wiki Page
See the Interactive junction instruction algorithm, Overlapping segments Wiki Page
2015-10-10 (U)

2015-04-01 (A)

Pacman Roads ~ Unconfirmed roads marked with dots (cookies) that have not been driven upon since being created or significantly edited in the Waze Map Editor. Driving over these roads earns you points and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots".

See the Points Wiki Page
See the Cookie Munching Glossary Term
2010-09-24 (A)
Papyrus ~ Old working name for the Waze Map Editor.

See the Waze Map Editor Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Parking Lot Area PLA See the Parking Lot Area Wiki Page
Also see the Places Glossary Term
Also see the Area Glossary Term
2016-08-17 (A)
Parking Lot Road PLR  Parking Lot Road  is a road type used in Waze for the internal roads of parking lots and driveways. Not all internal parking lot roads, and driveways are supposed to be on the map. Not to be confused with the Area Place called Parking Lot.
For more information on Parking Lot Road select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-02-15 (U)

2013-06-03 (A)

Partial Restrictions PR The "umbrella" term that refers to Turn Restrictions and/or Segment Restrictions.

See the Partial_restrictions Wiki Page
See the Road Types Glossary Term
2016-08-05 (A)
Pathfinder (alias) See the Wayfinder Glossary Term 2012-08-17 (A)
PB (abbr.) See the Pedestrial Boardwalk Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Pedestrial Boardwalk PB  |  |  |  |  | Pedestrian Boardwalk |  |  |  |  |  is a non-routable road type in Waze used to represent paths which should not be driven on, but which the routing server does not see these roads as an option.
For more information on Pedestrian Boardwalks select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Permalink PL A URL aka browser link (http://...) that shows the map with the same view as the user who created the Permalink (PL). Location, zoom, layers, and selected segments will be the same. You can find the icon for the Permalink in the lower right corner of the WME screen (two chains linked together). When the mouse is hovered over the icon, press Control-C to copy the Permalink to the clipboard (or right-click it and choose copy). You can then paste the PL into an e-mail or forum message so others can access what you are seeing.

Note that you should not copy the URL from the browser address bar as a Permalink, as it does not change as you work on the screen. The Permalink icon always has the current Permalink. You can also click the Permalink icon to completely reload your current window without changing the view.

See the Permalink Wiki Page
Also see the Permalink definition Wikipedia article
Related entries: IndentiferSuper Permalink

2014-08-04 (A)
phpBB ® ~ See the Community Forum Glossary Term
Also see the official phpBB site External page
2016-02-15 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Pile-On ~ Term used to describe the process of getting multiple Waze editors to confirm a change in Google Map Maker to expedite the change being accepted to the Google Maps.

See the Google Map Maker Glossary Term
2016-08-29 (A)
PL (abbr.) See the Permalink Glossary Term 2016-01-14 (A)
PLA (abbr.) See the Parking Lot Area Glossary Term 2016-08-17 (A)
Place Update (alias) See the Place Update Request Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Place Update Request PUR, Place Update An update request for a place produced either from the client app by a user or in WME by an editor modifying a place above their rank. Place update requests from the client app come from a user requesting a new place or updating a photo or details of an existing place if the user doesn't have permision to update them directly. It can also be produced in WME when an editor attempts to modify a place locked above their rank. PURs are visible in WME on their own layer.

See the Places Wiki Page
See the Places Glossary Term
2017-05-14 (U)

2014-10-05 (A)

Places Venue, Landmark Waze's implementation of a POI system. Places can be either an Area or a Point which affects their display on the map, but not any other features.

See the Places Wiki Page


Related entries: Residential Point PlaceParking Lot AreaPoint of InterestPointAreaPointsPlace Update Request

2015-02-22 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Plains Region PLN One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Iowa / Kansas / Minnesota / Missouri / Nebraska / North Dakota / South Dakota.

See the Plains Region Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-12-17 (A)
PLN (abbr.) See the Plains Region Glossary Term 2016-12-17 (A)
PLR (abbr.) See the Parking Lot Road Glossary Term 2013-06-03 (A)
PM (abbr.) See the Private Message Glossary Term 2013-04-30 (A)
POI (abbr.) See the Point of Interest Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Point ~ A "Place Point" is a Waze POI without associated polygon displayed on the map, as opposed to the "Place Area".

(Not the same as "Points" as used in Points Ranking)

See the Places Glossary Term
Also see the Area Glossary Term
Also see the Points Glossary Term
Related entries: Area

2015-02-22 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Point of Interest POI A specific location of interest, usually with accompanying details. Used by many GPS and mapping softwares for indentifying businesses, etc. on the map.

Waze uses the "Places" for it's implementation of "Points of Interest" in it's maps.

See the Places Glossary Term

2015-01-30 (A)
Points ~ "Points" as used with rank and edits. (not the same as "Point" as used in Area Point)

See the Rank Glossary Term
Also see the Places Glossary Term


Related entries: Point

2015-01-30 (A)
Pothole ~ Also called a kettle or chuckhole, is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole. The Waze client allows users to report this.

See the Create a report Waze Help Center article
2012-07-21 (A)
PR (abbr.) See the Partial Restrictions Glossary Term
See the Private Road Glossary Term
2016-08-05 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Primary Street PS  Primary Street  is a road type in Waze, typically used to represent the collector roads in a city. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Primary Street select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-02-15 (U)

2014-08-11 (A)

Private Installations ~ See the Private Installations Wiki Page 2015-01-30 (A)
Private Message PM The Private Messaging system used in the Waze forums or Messages as used in the Waze Client.

See the Private message (forum) Wiki Page
See the Private message (Waze app) Wiki Page
2013-04-30 (A)
Private Road PR  Private Road  is a road type used in Waze for drivable roads which should be mapped, but are not for public use.
For more information on Private Road select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-02-15 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Profile ~ This refers to any of the various profiles within the Waze systems.

Check the link below for the various profile related Bookmarklets to aid in searching for user profiles.

See the Forum Profile Glossary Term
See the Map-Editor Profile Glossary Term
See the User Page profile (for Wiki) Glossary Term
Also see the Profile related Bookmarklets Wiki Page

2016-01-05 (U)

2016-01-04 (A)

PS (abbr.) See the Primary Street Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
PUR (abbr.) See the Place Update Request Glossary Term 2014-10-05 (A)

RA (abbr.) See the Roundabout Glossary Term 2015-02-09 (A)
Raid (alias) See the MapRaid Glossary Term 2015-02-21 (A)
Raid Leader RL Editors (usually champs) who create and manage the MapRaids Badge MapRaider.png

Also see the MapRaid Glossary Term
2015-04-17 (A)
Rail Road RR  |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  is a non-routable road type in Waze used to represent railroad tracks which are visible from the surface. The routing server does not see these as an option.
For more information on Railroad select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Ramp Sliproad A freeway entrance or exit; AKA a sliproad. Ramps may be on-ramps or off-ramps. Ramps are used to connect roads at a different grade from the connecting road or freeway, and are handled specially by the Waze routing, and client.
For more information on Ramps select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
See the Junction Style Guide Wiki Page
2015-02-15 (U)

2010-09-15 (A)

Rank Lock level Generally refers to Map Editing Rank, or road lock ranks. See Level for other related terms.

See the Map Editor Ranks Wiki Page
See the Segment Lock Rank Wiki Page


Related entries: Points

2017-05-04 (U)

2013-10-17 (A)

RBS (abbr.) See the Routing Beta Server Glossary Term 2016-08-05 (A)
RC (abbr.) See the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
See the Release Candidate Glossary Term
2016-08-06 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

RCI (abbr.) See the Reduced Conflict Intersection Glossary Term 2015-04-01 (A)
RCUT (abbr.) See the Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Real Time Closures RTC Road closures which are visible on the map, and prevent Waze from routing over the closed segments during the duration the closure is in effect.

See the Real time closures Wiki Page
2015-03-16 (A)
Real Time Search Engine RTSE  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
Suggest content here
2015-01-30 (A)
Red Light Camera RLC These cameras are set up at key intersections in some cities where red light violations are recorded on camera for unattended ticketing.

See the Cameras Wiki Page
2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Reduced Conflict Intersection RCI See the RCI External page 2016-01-28 (U)

2015-04-01 (A)

Region Regional Waze typically uses this term to imply large multi country areas, whereas in the USA the term is used to define multi state areas.

Similarly the word "Local" is typically used by Waze in reference to a country, where as it can also be used commonly in reference to a much more "local" area.

See the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term

2016-08-05 (A)
Regional (alias) See the Region Glossary Term 2016-08-05 (A)
Regional Coordinator RC Manages an assigned area within a country large enough to require multiple managers.

See the Regional Coordinator Wiki Page
See the Community Action Request Glossary Term
Also see the Etiquette Glossary Term


Related entries: RegionCoordinatorCountry CoordinatorAssistant Regional CoordinatorNorthwest RegionSouthwest RegionPlains Region

2015-03-04 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Regional Expert Reviewer RER Google Map Maker editor role.

See the Regional Expert Reviewer External page
2015-04-17 (A)
Regional Manager RM Role used primarily in Europe with differences from Regional Coordinators in the US and other countries.

Also see the Regional Coordinator Wiki Page
2016-01-05 (A)
Regression Checker ~ A specific method of Map Protection.

See the Map Protection Glossary Term
2015-02-09 (A)
Release Candidate RC A version of a program that is nearly ready for release but may still have a few bugs; the status between beta version and release version.

See the Release Candidate Wiktionary
Also see the Release Candidate Wikipedia article
2015-01-30 (A)
RER (abbr.) See the Regional Expert Reviewer Glossary Term 2015-04-17 (A)
Residential Point Place RPP Residential point places are a way to map addresses that don't fit the house number mold.

See the Residential and Private Places Wiki Page
Also see the Places Glossary Term
2016-01-27 (A)
Rest of World (alias) Waze term to define parts of the world that are not Canada, Israel, or U.S.A. Also used to define the "Rest of the World" Waze server.

See the Rest of World Server Glossary Term


Related entries: International

2015-04-20 (U)

2014-05-17 (A)

Rest of World Server Rest of World, ROTW, World, ROW The server named "ROW" for the "Rest of the World", is one of the three separate Bank of Servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.

See the Banks of Servers Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (A)
Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection RCUT See the Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection - FHWA External page 2016-01-28 (U)

2015-04-01 (A)

Restricted Turn (alias) See the Turns Glossary Term 2017-05-13 (U)

2016-09-20 (A)

Restriction Types ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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2016-08-05 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

RevCon (abbr.) See the Reverse Connectivity Glossary Term 2013-01-14 (A)
Reverse Connection (alias) See the Reverse Connectivity Glossary Term 2014-01-27 (A)
Reverse Connectivity RevCon, Reverse Connection Reverse connectivity (or reverse connection) is a situation where a hidden turn is allowed going the wrong direction into a one-way street (against traffic), or leading the wrong direction out of a one-way street.

See the Reverse connectivity Wiki Page
2013-01-14 (A)
Reversible Lanes ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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2015-01-30 (A)
RideWith ~ The Waze RideWith app finds you the most convenient, affordable ride to work and home by connecting you to the world’s largest community of drivers. It’s carpool powered by the Waze community!

This app may not yet be available in all countries.

See the RideWith Waze Site
Also see the RideWith Waze Blog

2016-01-04 (A)
RL (abbr.) See the Raid Leader Glossary Term 2015-04-17 (A)
RLC (abbr.) See the Red Light Camera Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
RM (abbr.) See the Regional Manager Glossary Term 2016-01-05 (A)
Road Candies (alias) Small candy shaped icons that appear on the Waze client app. Drive over them to collect the points associated.

See the Bonus points and road goodies Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Road Goodies (alias) Special items that appear at random locations on the map for special occasions like hoildays.

See the Bonus points and road goodies Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Road Munching ~ Earning points by driving over roads (distance traveled).

See the Cookie Munching Glossary Term
2010-10-11 (A)
Road name inheritance ~ When Waze navigation encounters an unnamed segment, it uses the next segment's name. This is helpful when naming ramps and other situations.

See the Navigation instructions for unnamed segments Wiki Page
2017-05-17 (A)
Road Report ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
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2015-02-23 (A)
Road Types ~ Road types as used in WME, listed by their hierarchy of preference.

Road Type Abbr.
Highways
 Freeway  FW
 Major Highway  MH
 Minor Highway  mH
 Ramp  Ramp
Streets
 Primary Street  PS
 Street  ST
Other - drivable
 Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail  DR
 Parking Lot Road  PLR
 Private Road  PR
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   FE
Non-driveable
 |   |   |   |   | Walking Trail |   |   |   |   |  WT
 |  |  |  |  | Pedestrian Boardwalk |  |  |  |  |  PB
 | | | | | Stairway | | | | |  SW
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  RR
 ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        |||||||| Runway/Taxiway ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||  RW


See the Road types Wiki Page


Related entries: DrivesFreewayMajor HighwayMinor HighwayRampPrimary StreetStreetDirt RoadParking Lot RoadPartial RestrictionsPrivate RoadFerryWalking TrailPedestrial BoardwalkStairwayRail RoadRunway/Taxiway

2015-02-14 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Roles ~ Roles are assigned to users, and indicate involvment in certain areas of Waze. They can be used to identify a users place in the community leadership hierarchy,a special interest, knowledge, or skills set. There are a number of different roles in Waze.

See the Roles and responsibilities Wiki Page
Also see the Reorganization of the Community: What does my role mean? Waze forum
Also see the Your Rank and Points Wiki Page


Related entries: Community RolesEditing Roles

2015-01-30 (A)
Rotary (alias) See the Roundabout Glossary Term 2017-05-13 (A)
ROTW (abbr.) See the Rest of World Server Glossary Term 2015-02-21 (A)
Roundabout RA, Rotary, Traffic circle These are unique segments of roadway that replace typical traffic metering systems.

See the Roundabouts Wiki Page
2017-05-13 (U)

2015-02-09 (A)

Roundabout angle ~ The relative position in compass degrees where a segment connects to a roundabout.

See the Roundabout Angle Wiki Page


Related entries: Angle

2015-02-08 (U)

2914-09-02 (A)

Routing Beta Server RBS The Waze application receives it's routing information from a network of routing servers. There are additional routing servers operating as part of a beta program that feed routing information to users in the very limited routing beta server program.

See the Routing server Wiki Page
2017-05-13 (U)

2016-08-05 (A)

Routing Penalties ~ The Waze routing servers use a system that associates restricted turns and directions as a penalty amount. When it then compares the different routes, it looks at the cumulative penalty points and the lowest amount of penalty points is the better route.

See the Partial restrictions Wiki Page
2016-08-05 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

ROW (abbr.) See the Rest of World Server Glossary Term 2014-05-17 (A)
RPP (abbr.) See the Residential Point Place Glossary Term 2016-01-27 (A)
RR (abbr.) See the Rail Road Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
RTC (abbr.) See the Real Time Closures Glossary Term 2015-03-16 (A)
RTSE (abbr.) See the Real Time Search Engine Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Runway/Taxiway RW, Taxiway  ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        |||||||| Runway/Taxiway ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||  is a road type in Waze which is used for runways and taxiways in airports. Not all runways and taxiways should be included in the map.
For more information on Runway/Taxiway select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term


Related entries: Taxiway

2015-02-11 (A)
RW (abbr.) See the Runway/Taxiway Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)

Sandbox ~ An area used for testing. For Waze map editing, it is an area used primarily by senior editors to evaluate the various results of map edits.

See the Sandbox Wikipedia article
2016-02-02 (A)
SAT (abbr.) See the South Atlantic Region Glossary Term 2016-12-17 (A)
SB (abbr.) See the Scoreboard Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Scoreboard SB The Scoreboard is found in the Waze cient app in the "My Waze" menu. It shows your points achieved as compared to others and your corresponding points ranking. (Not to be confused with Edit Ranks.) (Scoreboard should not be confused with Dashboard.) 2015-01-30 (A)
SCR (abbr.) See the South Central Region Glossary Term 2016-12-17 (A)
SDP (abbr.) See the Small Detour Prevention Glossary Term 2016-08-05 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Search Codes Codes Special codes you can search for in the client app, to perform various functions.

See the Search codes Wiki Page
2015-01-30 (A)
Seg (abbr.) See the Segment Glossary Term 2015-02-25 (A)
Segment Seg The basic element of a road or path in WME, a segment is a piece of a road or path. Many segments are connected by junctions to form the roads and make up the map.

See the Create a Road Wiki Page
2015-04-19 (U)

2012-02-07 (A)

Segment Length ~ See the Segment Length Wiki Page 2016-02-14 (A)
Segment Lock ~ See the Editing restrictions Wiki Page


Related entries: LockDown-LockUp-Lock

2015-02-25 (A)
Selected Roundabout Segments SRS Selected Roundabout Segments; browser extension for WME 2015-01-30 (A)
Self Connectivity SelfCon A segment that has a connection, via a junction, back to itself. It forms a one-segment loop. This can cause routing irregularities. Self connectivity is not desirable.

Tools such as the WME Color Highlighter (linked below) can help identify self-connected or one-segment loops.

Self connectivity is sometimes used in routing terms to refer to a one segment U-turn (controlled by the U-turn junction arrows on a segment).

See the Junction Style Guide Wiki Page
Also see the WME Color Highlighter Glossary Term

2016-01-04 (U)

2013-01-14 (A)

Self-Management SM See the Roles and responsibilities Wiki Page 2016-08-06 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

SelfCon (abbr.) See the Self Connectivity Glossary Term 2013-01-14 (A)
SER (abbr.) See the Southeast Region Glossary Term 2016-12-17 (A)
Server (alias) See the Banks of Servers Glossary Term 2015-04-20 (A)
Service Road (alias) May also refer to a deprecated road type used in WME.

See the Frontage Road Glossary Term
Also see the Road Types Glossary Term
2016-08-06 (A)
Simple Segments SimSeg This was a term used in the WME Toolbox associated with segments that could have geometry nodes removed to simplify the segment geometry. It is no longer an operating function in the tool.

See the WME Toolbox Wiki Page
2016-01-14 (U)

2015-02-09 (A)

SimSeg (abbr.) See the Simple Segments Glossary Term 2016-01-14 (A)
Single Point Urban Interchange SPUI A highway interchange designed to move large volumes of traffic through limited amounts of space safely and efficiently.

See the Single-point urban interchange Wiki Page
See the Single-point urban interchange Wikipedia article
2015-01-30 (A)
SL (abbr.) See the Speed Limit Glossary Term 2016-02-13 (A)

{{Glossary_item|term=Slack|desc=A real-time messaging communication system used by many Waze communities across the United States. Check the [[USA|individual state or territory pages] for information on using Slack in your area.

See the [1] External page|added=2015-02-21}}

Sliproad (alias) See the Ramp Glossary Term 2010-09-15 (A)
SLUR (abbr.) See the Speed Limit Update Request Glossary Term 2016-08-26 (A)
SM (abbr.) See the Self-Management Glossary Term
See the State Manager Glossary Term
2016-08-06 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Small Detour Prevention SDP A system designed to prevent convoluted routing in place of a simple left turn.

See the Detour Prevention Mechanisms Wiki Page
2016-08-05 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Smudged City City Smudge See the Smudged City Wiki Page 2013-06-01 (A)
Soft Turn (alias) See the Turns Glossary Term 2017-05-13 (U)

2016-09-20 (A)

Solid White Line SWL A form of painted lane markings, commonly abbreviated in Waze communications. 2016-01-04 (A)
Soon ~ A word banned by Waze. 2016-01-05 (A)
South Atlantic Region SAT One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Kentucky / North Carolina / South Carolina / Tennessee.

See the South Atlantic Region Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-12-17 (A)
South Central Region SCR One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Arkansas / Louisiana / Mississippi / Oklahoma / Texas.

See the South Central Region Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-12-17 (A)
Southeast Region SER One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Alabama / Florida / Georgia.

See the Southeast Region Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-12-17 (A)
Southwest Region SWR One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes Arizona / California / Colorado / Hawaii / Nevada / New Mexico / Utah.

See the Southwest Region Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-12-17 (A)
Speed Limit SL Speed Limit - a new Waze feature which will alert Wazers to the speed limits on roads as they drive. They are added or verified by map editors in WME.

Speed Limits will become available in each country as soon as enough are verified in the country.

Please consult you Local Wikis and Champs for any possible exceptions. In the US, please consult you Regional and State Wikis and leaders as well.

See the Speed limits Wiki Page
See the Wiki discussion Waze forum

2016-02-22 (U)

2016-02-13 (A)

Speed Limit Update Request SLUR The tounge in cheek "SLUR" abbreviation for this term is used to describe this specific type of "UR" or "Update Request".

See the Update Request Glossary Term
2016-08-26 (A)
Split Split road Split has been used to refer to several very different things, and this has been a source of confusion in the Waze editing community. Its use has therefore been deprecated, and more descriptive terms have been chosen.

In order to avoid confusion, please use these terms when discussing these topics.

  • Fork: A fork in the road; a point where a single road diverges into two directions (previously referred to as a split in the road, or the road splits. This is the MUTCD definition of "split".)
  • Divided: A divided roadway or dual carriageway; a road comprised of two separate one-way roads with a dividing barrier, median or central reservation (previously referred to as split road)
  • Divide, Dividing, Un-Dividing
    • Divide: To convert a two-way road into a divided roadway or dual carriageway on the waze map, by dividing a single two-way road into two adjacent one-way roads (previously referred to as splitting a road or to split a road)
    • Un-Divide: To convert a divided roadway into a single two way road.(previously referred to as un-splitting)
  • Cutting one segment into two shorter segments (previously referred to as splitting)

    See the Fork Glossary Term
    See the Divided Highway Glossary Term
    See the Divide Glossary Term
    Also see the Cut Glossary Term


Related entries: Un-Divide

2015-03-22 (U)

2014-12-10 (A)

SPUI (abbr.) See the Single Point Urban Interchange Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
SRS (abbr.) See the Selected Roundabout Segments Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
ST (abbr.) See the Street Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Stairway SW See the Road Types Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Starting Point ~ Starting point for a driving route, with the destination being the ending point.

(This term may later be combined with "Origin".)

Also see the Ending Point Glossary Term
Related entries: Origin

2015-02-18 (A)
State Manager SM An assigned role to help manage and maintain the map of an entire state in a large country.

See the State Manager Wiki Page
See the Community Roles Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
State Route/Road ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
Suggest content here
2015-01-30 (A)
Status ~ See the [status.waze.com Waze Status Page] External page 2015-01-30 (A)
Street ST  Street  is the lowest public road type in Waze, typically used to represent the local roads in a city. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Street select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-02-15 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Street View (alias) See the Google Street View Glossary Term 2014-08-14 (A)
Super Permalink ~ See the Permalink Glossary Term 2015-02-09 (A)
Support (alias) See the Help Center Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

SV (abbr.) See the Google Street View Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
SW (abbr.) See the Stairway Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
SWL (abbr.) See the Solid White Line Glossary Term 2016-01-04 (A)
SWR (abbr.) See the Southwest Region Glossary Term 2016-12-17 (A)

Tampermonkey TM See the Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools Glossary Term
Also see the Greasemonkey Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Taxiway TW Prefered term is Runway/Taxiway

See the Runway/Taxiway Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
TB (abbr.) See the WME Toolbox Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
TbCC (abbr.) See the Toolbox Country Coordinator Glossary Term 2015-07-05 (A)
TBR (abbr.) See the Time Based Restriction Glossary Term 2015-02-21 (A)
TBSR (abbr.) See the Time Based Segment Restriction Glossary Term 2013-11-04 (A)
TBTR (abbr.) See the Time Based Turn Restriction Glossary Term 2013-11-04 (A)
TE (abbr.) See the True Elevation Glossary Term 2016-12-22 (A)
Teams ~  Content for this entry has not been generated yet. 
Suggest content here
2015-01-30 (A)
Territories Region ATR One of the regions that the USA is divided into, which includes American Samoa / Guam / Northern Mariana Islands / Puerto Rico / Virgin Islands.

See the Territories Region Wiki Page
Also see the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2016-12-17 (A)
TestFlight ~ The online service for over-the-air installation and testing of Apple iOS mobile applications, currently this is the platform being used for the Waze iOS beta distribution.

See the apple.com TestFlight External page
Also see the TestFlight Wikipedia article
2016-08-17 (U)

2016-08-05 (A)

Text to Speech TTS Navigation instructions spoken to the driver by the Waze application that includes street names. Some of the Waze "voices" used for navigation support TTS, while others can only speak directions, and cannot speak street names due to their lack of TTS.

Also see the Voice Glossary Term
Also see the Voice Commands Glossary Term
Also see the Kevin Hart recording voices for Waze. External page


Related entries: Voice

2015-06-01 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Throttling ~ A specific method of Map Protection.

See the Map Protection Glossary Term
2015-02-09 (A)
Tile (alias) See the Map Tile Glossary Term 2016-09-20 (U)

2012-02-08 (A)

Time Based ~ See the Time Based Segment Restriction Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Time Based Restriction TBR See the Time Based Segment Restriction Glossary Term 2013-03-27 (A)
Time Based Segment Restriction TBSR See the Partial restrictions Wiki Page


Related entries: Time BasedTime Based Restriction

2013-11-04 (A)
Time Based Turn Restriction TBTR See the Partial restrictions Wiki Page
Also see the Turns Glossary Term
2013-11-04 (A)
TIO (abbr.) See the Turn Instruction Overrides Glossary Term 2016-12-22 (A)
TL (abbr.) See the Traffic Locks Glossary Term 2014-02-06 (A)
TM (abbr.) See the Tampermonkey Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Toolbox (alias) See the WME Toolbox Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Toolbox Country Coordinator TbCC The designated liason for a country community to the Toolbox developer team.

See the announcement Waze forum
Also see the list of TbCCs, and current country settings (Google Docs) External page
Also see the WME Toolbox Glossary Term
2015-07-05 (A)
TR (abbr.) See the Turn Restriction Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Traffic circle (alias) See the Roundabout Glossary Term 2017-05-13 (A)
Traffic Locks TL See the Traffic Locks Wiki Page 2014-02-06 (A)
Transclude Transclusion Including content from one Wiki page inside another. Wiki templates work this way, but other non-template pages can be transcluded as well.

See the Transclusion Wikipedia article
2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Transifex ~ See the Transifex External page 2015-06-01 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Transit Lane (alias) See the Car Pool Lane Glossary Term 2013-03-12 (A)
True Elevation TE Systematic mapping of segments to relate to the elevation of the roadway with bridges and tunnels regardless of a roadway overlap. 2016-12-22 (A)
TTS (abbr.) See the Text to Speech Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Turn angle ~ The supplementary angle to the junction angle between any two segments connected at a junction.

See the Turn angle Wiki Page
Also see the Junction Angle Info Glossary Term


Related entries: Angle

2015-02-08 (U)

2014-09-02 (A)

Turn instruction override TIO A feature in WME which allows editors to manually set a turn arrow to give a non-default text and verbal instruction to the driver making that turn through a junction.

See the Turn instruction override Wiki Page
2017-05-13 (U)

2016-12-22 (A)

Turn Restriction TR While this commonly refers to a complete restriction of a turn from one segment to another, it may also refer to other types of turn restrictions as detailed below.

See the Junction Arrows Wiki Page
Also see the Turns Glossary Term
2016-09-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Turns Enabled Turn, Hard Turn, Restricted Turn, Soft Turn Turns can be classified into several types as detailed below.

See the Soft and hard turns Wiki Page
Also see the Turn Restiction Glossary Term


Related entries: Time Based Turn RestrictionTurn Restriction

2016-09-20 (A)
TW (abbr.) See the Taxiway Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)

U-Turn ~ The term U-turn is used in reference to setting two-way road segments in WME and controlling them in more complex intersections.

See the U-turn (disambiguation) Wiki Page
2017-05-13 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

ULM (abbr.) See the User Level Monitor Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Un-Divide Un-Dividing The method to convert a divided highway into a single two-way segment.
This formerly been referred to as Un-Split, but the use of that term has been deprecated.

See the Un-Dividing a divided road Wiki Page
Also see the Split Glossary Term


Related entries: Divided Highway

2015-03-22 (A)
United States Postal Service USPS United States Postal Service

Often used a reference source for Waze editing.

See the United States Postal Service External page
Related entries: Illinois USPS code

2015-02-21 (A)
Universally Unique Identifier UUID See the Universally Unique Identifier Wikipedia article
Also see the UUID Waze forum
2015-01-30 (A)
Unnamed segment ~ A segment that does not have a name identified in the segment details tab. They are sometimes specifically unnamed to be used for road name inheritance.

Also see the Road name inheritance Glossary Term
2017-05-17 (A)
Unusual Traffic ~ Search and Follow Waze Unusual Traffic on Twitter for your metro area, and be the first to know about unusual traffic as it happens.

See the Google Help Waze Help Center article
2016-01-04 (A)
Up-Lock ~ Term used to descibe the process of adjusting Segment Lock levels up in WME. Often to its prior Segment Lock level before it was Down-Locked to match the Rank of an editor to allow them to edit the segment(s).

See the Segment Lock Glossary Term


Related entries: Down-Lock

2015-02-25 (A)
Update Report Overview URO, URO+ See the UR Overview Plus Wiki Page 2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Update Request UR, Map Issue An Update Request is a Map Issue reported by a user from the Waze client app. It is also a layer in the Waze Map Editor

See the Update Request Wiki Page
Also see the Map Issue Glossary Term


Related entries: Speed Limit Update Request

2012-10-04 (A)
UR (abbr.) See the Update Request Glossary Term 2012-10-04 (A)
URO (abbr.) See the Update Report Overview Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
URO+ (abbr.) See the Update Report Overview Glossary Term


Related entries: Drives Tab Enhancer

2015-01-30 (A)
USA (alias) While an abbreviation for United States of America, in Waze terms, it is also the name of one of the three separate sets of servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.

See the USA Server Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (A)
USA Server NA Server, USA The server named "USA" for United States of America, is one of the three separate Bank of Servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.

While the server is named "USA", it also includes Canada.

See the Banks of Servers Glossary Term
Related entries: North America

2015-04-20 (A)
User Level Monitor ULM Deprecated term. Waze has replaced this with the Community Action Request.

See the Community Action Request Glossary Term
2016-01-28 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

User Page profile ~ This is the Wazeopedia User Page profile used within Waze MediaWiki system.

View a user's Forum Profile by substituting the username in this URL: http://wiki.waze.com/wiki/User:USERNAME

The Bookmarklet link below aids in searching for user profiles.

See the MediaWiki User Page Help External page
See the Profile related Bookmarklets Wiki Page
Related entries: Profile

2016-01-05 (A)
USPS (abbr.) See the United States Postal Service Glossary Term 2015-02-21 (A)
UUID (abbr.) See the Universally Unique Identifier Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)

Validator (alias) See the WME Validator Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Venue (alias) Internal term used within the WME code to identify Places.

See the Places Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
VEOC (abbr.) See the Virtual Emergency Operations Center Glossary Term 2016-10-06 (A)
Virtual Emergency Operations Center VEOC A platform where the volunteer editors and managers that maintain the Waze map can assemble virtually alongside state and local transportation and emergency planners for the common goal to managing road impacts caused by natural disasters and other emergencies.

See the VEOC External page
2016-10-06 (A)
Vocalizer ® ~ A tool used by Waze to control Nuance ® voices. In the USA and other countries the use of Nuance ® voices has been deprecated in favor of Google voices.

See the Nuance ® Glossary Term
2016-01-28 (U)

2015-04-01 (A)

Voice ~ Various male and female voices are available based on location, in a number of languages to provider spoken navigation instuctions.

While all voices provide turn instructions, only some also provide Text to Speech (TTS) instructions for street names. In the U.S., Jane is an English speaking voice that include street names.

All voices are assigned human names in the client application. Novelty voices may also be available for some languages such as "Boy Band", and celebrity voices such as commedian Kenvin Hart introduced in late 2013.

See the Automatic Speech Recognition Glossary Term
Also see the Text to Speech Glossary Term
Also see the Kevin Hart recording voices for Waze. External page
Related entries: Text to Speech

2015-01-30 (A)
Voice Commands ~ See the Voice Commands Wiki Page


Related entries: Automatic Speech RecognitionText to Speech

2015-01-30 (A)

W10 (abbr.) See the Connected Citizens NYC Meet-Up Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Walking Trail WT  |   |   |   |   | Walking Trail |   |   |   |   |  is a routable road type in Waze used to represent paths which should not be driven on, but which the routing server still sees as an option.
For more information on Walking Trails select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
WAS (abbr.) See the WME Aerial Shifter Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Wayfinder WF, Pathfinder See the Wayfinder Wiki Page 2012-08-17 (A)
Waze FreeMap Just in case you are totally lost in more "Waze" than one! (GizmoGuy411 humor)

See the Waze Wikipedia article
Also see the The Freemap-waze Open Source Project on Open HUB External page
2016-01-05 (A)
Waze AM Layers AMGR One tool in a suite of tools provided by "Waze.Tools", which is an unofficial Waze site maintained by the Italian Waze Community.

See the Waze.Tools Glossary Term
Also see the Area Manager Glossary Term


Related entries: Minimum Bounding Box

2016-01-28 (U)

2014-10-11 (A)

Waze Beacons Program ~ Cost-effective, battery-operated, low-energy microcontroller hardware installed on tunnel walls. Powered by Eddystone beacon technology, Waze Beacons have Waze-specific configurations to transmit messages directly to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, used as an alternative to GPS signal.

See the Waze Beacons Project External page
2017-01-04 (U)

2016-09-21 (A)

Waze Cafe ~ See the Meetups - Waze Cafe Waze Site 2016-01-05 (U)

2015-04-14 (A)

Waze Champ ~ See the Waze Champs Wiki Page 2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Waze Community Communications Guidelines ~ See the Waze Community Communications Guidelines Waze forum
Also see the Waze Etiquette Glossary Term
2016-01-04 (A)
Waze Community Forum (alias) See the Community Forum Glossary Term 2016-02-15 (A)
Waze Etiquette Etiquette Probably the most important page in the Wazeopedia!

See the Waze etiquette Wiki Page


Related entries: Waze Community Communications Guidelines

2016-08-17 (U)

2016-04-15 (A)

Waze Etiquette ~ The communications in the Waze forums, live chat, wiki, and map editing are all managed in a similar way to Wikipedia:Etiquette with specific highlights and changes covered in this list below. These points are based on civility and respect for every Waze user.

See the Waze etiquette Wiki Page
Also see the Waze Community Communications Guidelines Waze forum


Related entries: Waze Community Communications Guidelines

2016-01-04 (A)
Waze Expert Expert See the Waze Expert Wiki Page 2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Waze Focus ~ The Waze Focus project is a monthly in-depth interview for Waze Champs with a member of the Waze staff in the Waze Forum.

Note the link below is only available to Champs.



See the Waze Focus Forum Waze forum

2016-08-26 (U)

2016-01-04 (A)

Waze Forum (alias) See the Community Forum Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Waze Geo-Ops Waze Map Team, Map Team Waze Geo-Ops are staff editors who handle operational needs and changes of the map such as inputting requested Real Time Closures, Mega Traffic Events, ad campaigns, etc.

Also see the IGN Editors Glossary Term
2016-01-28 (U)

2015-02-21 (A)

Waze Global Champ (alias) See the Global Champ Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Waze Glossary Glossary The page you are now viewing is the Waze Glossary.

It contains 640 Total Entries {182 (abbr.), 93 (alias), 365 Main Terms}

The Bookmarklet linked below can be used to easily access a Glossary Term, Alias, or Abbreviation directly from your browser without opening this Wiki page first. The results open in a new browser tab.

See the Glossary Bookmarklet Wiki Page

2016-01-06 (A)
Waze Local Champ (alias) See the Local Champ Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Waze Map Editor WME The current inferface used to edit the Waze maps.

See the Waze Map Editor Wiki Page


Related entries: CartouchePapyrus

2016-08-05 (U)

2012-12-24 (A)

Waze Map Team (alias) See the Waze Geo-Ops Glossary Term 2016-01-05 (U)

2015-02-21 (A)

Waze Meetups Meet-Ups, Meet Ups See the 2016 Meetups Waze Site 2016-01-05 (A)
Waze Mentoring Manager MNTR, Mentoring Manager One tool in a suite of tools provided by "Waze.Tools", which is a Waze unofficial site maintained by the Italian Waze Community.

See the Waze.Tools Glossary Term
2016-01-28 (A)
Waze Mobile ~ See the About Wiki Page 2015-10-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Waze Speak ~ Friendly term that implies the use of the terms in this glossary within communications. 2015-01-30 (A)
Waze Street View WSV A reference to the Google Streetview imagery displayed inside the Waze Map Editor.

See the Google Street View Glossary Term
2015-03-25 (A)
Waze Team ~ Term used for the Offical Waze staff.

See the The Team External page
2015-02-25 (A)
Waze Transport SDK ~ The Waze Transport SDK (software development kit for Android iOS) allows partners to easily implement some of Waze’s most useful features, natively in their own apps.

See the Waze Transport SDK External page
Also see the Waze Transport SDK Waze Blog
2016-01-28 (A)
Waze White Papers WWP Waze White Papers are confirmed guidance that have been discussed between Waze Community Managers, Waze developers, and Waze Global Champs. These can be about anything the community requests and the developers can confirm/provide solid guidance on.

Some links below are currently only available to Waze Global Champs.

See the Waze White Papers Waze forum

2016-08-30 (A)
Waze Wiki (alias) See the Wazeopedia Glossary Term 2016-01-06 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Waze.Tools ~ One tool in a suite of tools provided by "Waze.Tools", which is an unofficial Waze site maintained by the Italian Waze Community.

See the Waze.Tools External page
Also see the WME-TOOLS.com (old site) External page
2016-01-28 (A)
Wazebot WB, !wb Wazebot is an automated GHO account, able to provide additional useful GHO features. Wazebot is available to help in Google Hangouts used by the Waze Editing Community, upon request by those authorized to add the bot.

This is not to be confused with "WazeBot" which is part of the "Feed the Waze" project.

See the Wazebot External page
Also see the Bot Glossary Term
Related entries: BotWazeBot

2016-08-06 (U)

2016-01-05 (A)

WazeBot ~ Unrelated to "Wazebot", the "WazeBot" is part of the "Feed the Waze" project.

See the Feed The Waze Glossary Term
Also see the Wazebot Glossary Term


Related entries: BotWazeBot

2016-08-05 (A)
Wazeopedia WOP, Community Wiki, Wiki, Waze Wiki
Wazeopedia.png
Wazeopedia is the name for the new replacement Waze Community Wiki, and also the project name for converting the existing wiki into the new framework.

When capitalized, "Wiki" as used in Waze communications, implies the specific "Waze Wiki", or "Wazeopedia". When not capitalize it should imply a wiki in general.

(Trvia note: The word "wiki" is Hawaiian for "fast".)

See the waze:Wazeopedia Wiki Page
Also see the wiki Wikipedia article

2017-05-14 (U)

2016-01-06 (A)

Wazer ~ Any user of Waze, and the name used for an anonymous user in the Waze client mobile application.

See the Waze symbols Wiki Page
2010-09-24 (A)
WazeWin (alias) See the #WazeWin Glossary Term 2015-02-25 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

WB (abbr.) See the Wazebot Glossary Term 2016-01-27 (A)
WF (abbr.) See the Wayfinder Glossary Term 2012-08-17 (A)
Wiki (alias) See the Wazeopedia Glossary Term 2016-01-06 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

WME (abbr.) See the Waze Map Editor Glossary Term 2012-12-24 (A)
WME Aerial Shifter WAS See the WME Aerial Shifter Wiki Page 2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

WME Center to Begin-End of Street WME-BES See the WME center to begin-end of street Wiki Page 2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

WME Chat (alias) See the WME Editor Chat Glossary Term 2016-01-28 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

WME Color Highlighter WMECH, CH, WME-CH See the WME Color Highlights Wiki Page 2017-05-13 (U)

2013-06-03 (A)

WME Geometrics ~ See the WME Geometrics Waze forum 2016-01-28 (A)
WME GPS Track View ~ See the WME GPS Track View Waze forum
Also see the WME Geometrics Glossary Term
2016-01-28 (A)
WME Invalidated Camera Mass Eraser ~ For careful use by senior editors only.

See the Script's External page
Also see the Script's French Waze forum
2016-02-02 (A)
WME LevelReset - USA ~ Script version of the WME LevelReset tool, to make relocking segments to their appropriate lock level easy & quick.

See the Script's External page
2016-01-31 (A)
WME Toolbox WMETB, TB, Toolbox See the WME Toolbox Wiki Page 2016-08-17 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

WME Validator WMEV, Validator See the WME Validator Wiki Page 2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

WMECH (abbr.) See the WME Color Highlighter Glossary Term 2013-06-03 (A)
WMETB (abbr.) See the WME Toolbox Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
WMEV (abbr.) See the WME Validator Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
WOP (alias) See the Wazeopedia Glossary Term 2017-05-14 (A)
Work Zone (alias) See the Construction Zone Glossary Term 2016-09-08 (U)

2016-03-04 (A)

World (alias) See the Rest of World Server Glossary Term 2012-10-04 (A)
WSV (abbr.) See the Waze Street View Glossary Term 2015-03-25 (A)
WT (abbr.) See the Walking Trail Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
WWP (abbr.) See the Waze White Papers Glossary Term 2016-08-30 (A)
WZ (abbr.) See the Construction Zone Glossary Term 2016-09-08 (U)

2016-03-04 (A)

Zoom ~ See the [[Zoom (disambiguation)

]] Wiki Page

2017-05-13 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

μDL (abbr.) See the Micro-dogleg Glossary Term 2015-04-16 (A)

Notes

While a few non-Waze centric terms are included above, many more may be found in various resources such as the Wiktionary - English Internet Slang.