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Editing in India</p></div>
 
Editing in India</p></div>
  
Thank you for your interest to improve the Waze Map in India! Waze is a great navigation program, becoming more powerful as more people use it. We need all local information to get the best map possible. So, you too can help improve the Waze Map and become part of the Waze Map Editing Community!  
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Thank you for your interest to improve the Waze Map in India! Waze is a great navigation program, becoming more powerful as more people use it.  [[Just_drive_around_with_Waze_turned_on|Just drive around with Waze on]] and you already help in many ways. We need all local information to get the best map possible. You can also help improve the Waze Map directly and become part of the Waze Map Editing Community!
  
This is the landing page for editing in India. There is some general information about editing, a list of current issues, and a list of topics with links to extended information. For the general basics on editing, there is a [[India_Quickstart|Quick-Start Guide]] provided. With these two pages, everyone should be able to edit constructively in India!  
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This is the landing page for editing in India. There is general information about editing, a list of current issues, and a list of topics with links to extended information. For the general basics on editing, there is a [[India_Quickstart|Quick-Start Guide]] provided. With these two pages, everyone should be able to edit constructively in India!  
  
 
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=General Information=
 
=General Information=
There is one important thing to always keep in mind when you edit the map: '''Waze is not a topographic map, but a navigation system'''! [link to elaborate info will follow<!--improve your skills?-->] Over the years, the community discovered ways to edit the map in a way that maximizes navigation. Waze relies on a map’s display suitable for a small smart-phone screen. It needs a map that accurately instructs where cars can drive, is simple and clear, and uses real time traffic data bound to the parts on the map. Therefore, we follow the three basic principles "[[Best_map_editing_practice#Overall_Goals|Usability, Simplicity, & Retention]]"; Make it useful, keep it as simple as possible, and do not delete!  
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There is one important thing to always keep in mind when you edit the map: '''Waze is not a topographic map, but a navigation system'''!<!--link to elaborate info? - improve your skills?--> Over the years, the community discovered ways to edit the map in a way that maximizes navigation. Waze relies on a map’s display suitable for a small smart-phone screen. It needs a map that accurately instructs where cars can drive, is simple and clear, and uses real time traffic data bound to the parts on the map. Therefore, we follow the three basic principles "[[Best_map_editing_practice#Overall_Goals|Usability, Simplicity, & Retention]]"; Make it useful, keep it as simple as possible, and do not delete!  
  
 
Not everybody can edit everything and everywhere. For instance, only very experienced editors will have the right to change a freeway. That is to prevent undesirable consequences due to possible errors, having large consequence to the routing for many users. Therefore, Waze has editing [[Your_Rank_and_Points|ranks and roles]] defined, that indicates your rights.
 
Not everybody can edit everything and everywhere. For instance, only very experienced editors will have the right to change a freeway. That is to prevent undesirable consequences due to possible errors, having large consequence to the routing for many users. Therefore, Waze has editing [[Your_Rank_and_Points|ranks and roles]] defined, that indicates your rights.
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In addition, there is this Wiki, providing all necessary information. All pages for Waze India contain the tabs on top, so you will not get lost. If you are opening pages outside the Indian pages, be aware that guidelines may differ. When editing in India, the guidelines of India always precede!  
 
In addition, there is this Wiki, providing all necessary information. All pages for Waze India contain the tabs on top, so you will not get lost. If you are opening pages outside the Indian pages, be aware that guidelines may differ. When editing in India, the guidelines of India always precede!  
  
As you read through the information, you might encounter words that are not familiar. In the [[glossary]] all terms are explained.  
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As you read through the information, you might encounter words that are not familiar. In the [[glossary]] all terms are explained, but the links may lead to info that is not applicable in India. Always check the Indian pages to be sure. 
  
 
We are all volunteers, working hard to make Waze the best free navigation system possible. If you have any question or suggestion, please contact the [[India/Community|community]] in India.
 
We are all volunteers, working hard to make Waze the best free navigation system possible. If you have any question or suggestion, please contact the [[India/Community|community]] in India.
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* Due to the import of maps, many junctions need to be fixed for good instructions (link to be added)
 
* Due to the import of maps, many junctions need to be fixed for good instructions (link to be added)
 
* There is almost no street view available in India
 
* There is almost no street view available in India
* There are NO public sources allowed to use for editing. Even the government prohibits the use of their maps
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* There are NO public sources allowed to use for editing. Even the government prohibits the use of their maps<!--is this still true?-->>
 
* References to military areas are not allowed
 
* References to military areas are not allowed
* [https://support.google.com/waze/known-issues/6101917?hl=en&ref_topic=6273402 general issues with the app]  
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* [https://support.google.com/waze/known-issues/6101917?hl=en&ref_topic=6273402 General issues with the current app version]  
 
<div style="text-align: right; direction: ltr; margin-left: 1em;">[[#Top|<small>''back to the top''</small>]]</div>
 
<div style="text-align: right; direction: ltr; margin-left: 1em;">[[#Top|<small>''back to the top''</small>]]</div>
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=Mapping guidelines=
 
=Mapping guidelines=
 
This editor's checklist is in development, please come back regularly to view the updates.
 
This editor's checklist is in development, please come back regularly to view the updates.
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===General/tutorials===
 
===General/tutorials===
 
* [[India_Quickstart|Editing Quick-Start Guide]]
 
* [[India_Quickstart|Editing Quick-Start Guide]]
* Advanced Guide
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* Advanced Guide (not yet available)
* Improve your skills
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* [[India/Editing/Improve_your_skills|Improve your skills]]
* [[India/MMR_India|latest guidelines from the mapraid]] & [[India/MapRaid_troubleshooting|latest updates to the wiki]]
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* the editing proces: when are your changes going live? See the [http://status.waze.com update status] of the INTL (International) map tiles and [[FAQ#When_do_my_edits_show_up_in_the_Waze_app.3F|this explanation]]
* the editing proces: [[FAQ#When_do_my_edits_show_up_in_the_Waze_app.3F|when are your changes going live]]?
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===Roads and their properties===
 
===Roads and their properties===
* Road naming
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* [[India/Editing/Roads#When_to_add_roads_.28and_when_not.29|When to add roads (and when not)]]
* Road types
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* [[India/Editing/Roads#Road_Naming|Road naming]]
* Roundabouts ([[Junctions and Roundabouts (India)|old page (needs to be updated)]]
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* [[India/Editing/Roads#Road_Types|Road types]]
* Toll Roads
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* Roundabouts (to be added) <!--[[Junctions and Roundabouts (India)|old page (needs to be updated)]]-->
* Tunnel
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* Toll Roads (to be added)
* Speed Limits
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* [[India/Editing/Roads#Tunnel|Tunnels]]
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* [[India/Editing/Roads#Speed_Limit|Speed Limits]]
 
* [[India/MapRaid_troubleshooting#Smudged_cities_.2F_saving_errors|Smudged cities]]
 
* [[India/MapRaid_troubleshooting#Smudged_cities_.2F_saving_errors|Smudged cities]]
* Junctions ([[Junctions and Roundabouts (India)|old page (needs to be updated)]]
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* Junctions (to be added <!--[[Junctions and Roundabouts (India)|old page (needs to be updated)]]-->)
* [[Speed_and_Traffic_Light_Enforcement_Cameras_(India)|Camera's (needs to be updated)]]
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* Camera's (to be added) <!--[[Speed_and_Traffic_Light_Enforcement_Cameras_(India)|Camera's (needs to be updated)]]-->
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===Places===
 
===Places===
 
*All about Places, POI, or Landmarks: [[India/Editing/Places|Places in India]]
 
*All about Places, POI, or Landmarks: [[India/Editing/Places|Places in India]]
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*[[India/Editing/Places#Gas_Stations_c.q._Petrol_Pumps|Petrol Pumps]]
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===Routing===
 
===Routing===
 
* [[India/Editing/Problem_reports|Map problems (MPs) and Update Requests (URs)]]  
 
* [[India/Editing/Problem_reports|Map problems (MPs) and Update Requests (URs)]]  
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* Driving instructions
 
* Driving instructions
 
** [[How Waze determines turn / keep / exit maneuvers|How Waze determines turn / keep / exit maneuvers (global page)]]
 
** [[How Waze determines turn / keep / exit maneuvers|How Waze determines turn / keep / exit maneuvers (global page)]]
** [[Interactive junction instruction algorithm|Interactive junction instruction algorithm (global page)]]* [[Closures|Closures (global page)]]
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** [[Interactive junction instruction algorithm|Interactive junction instruction algorithm (global page)]]
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* [[Closures|Closures (global page)]]
 
* [[Partial_restrictions|Partial Restrictions]]
 
* [[Partial_restrictions|Partial Restrictions]]
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* [[Problems, bugs and limitations]]
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===Editor specific===
 
===Editor specific===
 
* Points
 
* Points
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Missing something? All Indian wiki pages are listed on this [[Category:India|overview]].
 
Missing something? All Indian wiki pages are listed on this [[Category:India|overview]].
 
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===Pages and links that need to be checked/updated===
 
===Pages and links that need to be checked/updated===
 
These pages are outdated and possibly contain wrong information. They are for the wiki editors to check the info provided and update the Indian pages.  
 
These pages are outdated and possibly contain wrong information. They are for the wiki editors to check the info provided and update the Indian pages.  
 
*[[Road Types India|Road Types India]]
 
*[[Road Types India|Road Types India]]
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*[[Waze Map Editor|Waze Map Editor Manual]] DO WE MISS ANYTHING FROM THIS PAGE?
 
*[[Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools]]
 
*[[Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools]]
 
* [[How to label cities (India)|How to label Towns and Cities]]
 
* [[How to label cities (India)|How to label Towns and Cities]]
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* [[How to draw and label landmarks (India)|How to draw and label Landmarks]]
 
* [[How to draw and label landmarks (India)|How to draw and label Landmarks]]
 
* [[Junctions and Roundabouts (India)|Junctions and Roundabouts]] See also [[Best_map_editing_practice#Junction_Style_Guide|Junction Style Guide]],[[Creating and Editing a roundabout]]
 
* [[Junctions and Roundabouts (India)|Junctions and Roundabouts]] See also [[Best_map_editing_practice#Junction_Style_Guide|Junction Style Guide]],[[Creating and Editing a roundabout]]
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*[[Dashboard]]
 
*[[Dashboard]]
 
*[[Help Improve Waze]]
 
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*[[Use your language skills | Get Waze in your language]]
 
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<div style="text-align: right; direction: ltr; margin-left: 1em;">[[#Top|<small>''back to the top''</small>]]</div>

Revision as of 18:49, 16 September 2017

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Editing in India

Thank you for your interest to improve the Waze Map in India! Waze is a great navigation program, becoming more powerful as more people use it. Just drive around with Waze on and you already help in many ways. We need all local information to get the best map possible. You can also help improve the Waze Map directly and become part of the Waze Map Editing Community!

This is the landing page for editing in India. There is general information about editing, a list of current issues, and a list of topics with links to extended information. For the general basics on editing, there is a Quick-Start Guide provided. With these two pages, everyone should be able to edit constructively in India!

General Information

There is one important thing to always keep in mind when you edit the map: Waze is not a topographic map, but a navigation system! Over the years, the community discovered ways to edit the map in a way that maximizes navigation. Waze relies on a map’s display suitable for a small smart-phone screen. It needs a map that accurately instructs where cars can drive, is simple and clear, and uses real time traffic data bound to the parts on the map. Therefore, we follow the three basic principles "Usability, Simplicity, & Retention"; Make it useful, keep it as simple as possible, and do not delete!

Not everybody can edit everything and everywhere. For instance, only very experienced editors will have the right to change a freeway. That is to prevent undesirable consequences due to possible errors, having large consequence to the routing for many users. Therefore, Waze has editing ranks and roles defined, that indicates your rights.

The editors joined in the community come together in several ways. There are forums, communication platforms, and there is a chat function in the Waze Map Editor (WME). Try to get in contact with your community, it will provide you with the quickest way of learning how to best edit the map.

In addition, there is this Wiki, providing all necessary information. All pages for Waze India contain the tabs on top, so you will not get lost. If you are opening pages outside the Indian pages, be aware that guidelines may differ. When editing in India, the guidelines of India always precede!

As you read through the information, you might encounter words that are not familiar. In the glossary all terms are explained, but the links may lead to info that is not applicable in India. Always check the Indian pages to be sure.

We are all volunteers, working hard to make Waze the best free navigation system possible. If you have any question or suggestion, please contact the community in India.

How to start

First of all, read this page and the Quick-Start. Then, start improving your home area. You know best how to drive in your area. Ask the community on how things can be handled if Waze acts differently than you expect. If you are satisfied with your home area, check the connecting roads from your town to the nearest towns and, subsequently, to Major Highways and Freeways. This is also the moment to consider applying for Area Management.

You may as well apply for a mentor, who can guide you through the learning process, just ask your community. When you are advanced, you might want to quickly look up elaborate information about specific editing topics in the ultimate Wiki editor's checklist.

Wishing you fun!

Current issues

  • While updating the states database, Andhra Pradesh has disappeared from it. Moreover, many of the roads in Andhra Pradesh now has the state Telangana on it. We advise you to leave it as it is for the time being. We have asked Waze to correct it and hope they will do so soon.
  • We are upgrading the road network to enable longer routes
  • There are big problems with Smudged cities, causing saving errors
  • Due to the import of maps, many junctions need to be fixed for good instructions (link to be added)
  • There is almost no street view available in India
  • There are NO public sources allowed to use for editing. Even the government prohibits the use of their maps>
  • References to military areas are not allowed
  • General issues with the current app version

Mapping guidelines

This editor's checklist is in development, please come back regularly to view the updates.

General/tutorials

Roads and their properties

Places

Routing

Editor specific

Missing something? All Indian wiki pages are listed on this.