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Map Editing (obsolete)
CAUTION: This page is for editing with the "Old Cartouche" map editor. Go to Waze Map Editor for information on editing with the new web interface.
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- Map Legend
- In general it is best to try to avoid deleting road segments unless they are really, really wrong
- How to set up Cartouche for the easiest and most accurate map editing
- Cartouche - Update map
- Editing ranks
- You need to add a junction every time one road joins another. Usually you enable all turns and then, if necessary, apply any turn restrictions
- How to handle road closures due to long-term construction, natural disasters, etc
- How to add ferries (TO DO)
- How to add tunnels (TO DO)
- How to disconnect one road joined to another by a junction
- How to move a road from one junction to another
- Fixing junctions and intersections
- How to create a roundabout
- How to add a new road to an existing junction
- Naming of roads crossing a dual carriage way
- Editing more than one road
- Warning on possible lack of accuracy in aerial images
- Use the separating line checkbox only when there is a physical barrier on the road between the opposing lanes, or turns across the center divider are not permitted
- For wide roads with two directions of traffic, create two one-way roads so that a GPS lock will be made correctly. All USA Interstate Highways should be split this way
- How to label and name roads
- Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes
- Automatic map updates and the locking of roads
- How to fix scan problems (problems 1-31)
- How to fix merger problems (problems 51-60)
Basics on Map Editing (Needs updating)
Waze base maps come from the U.S. Census Bureau's Tiger Data . Tiger Data provides somewhat accurate names and locations for roads, but it does not include road directions, distinctions between railroads, pedestrian alleys, canals, and roads, or any navigation data whatsoever.
While simply driving the roads edits them, we need an editor that allows for more detailed features to be defined. That editor is Cartouche. Cartouche is a map editor used by the end user to fine tune the base map. It contains four main panels to aid the user: Layers, Map Control, View, and Edit.
- Log in to your account.
- Select "Live Map" in the main navigation header.
- Select "Update Map" located just above the map viewer.
- Move around the map by clicking and dragging on an empty space in the viewer.
- There are four ways to zoom in cartouche:
- The buttons on the zoom controller in the upper-left corner of the map viewer will zoom in and out, and the vertical bar allows for immediate zooming to a specific level.
- Double-clicking any point on the map will zoom in and center the map on that point.
- Scrolling up with your mouse wheel will zoom in on a certain point, and scrolling down will zoom out, keeping the mouse pointer's location in the same location."
- Holding the Shift key will allow you to click and drag a box; the map will then zoom in onto the selected area.
A permalink allows you to send url or a link to the exact view of the map you currently are viewing. This is a great way to show others a specific area of a map. For example when editing roads and need assistance on the forums you can share a permalink to that region.
On Waze, the permalink is called "SuperPermalink".
- In the bottom right of map viewer press the button "SuperPermalink"
- The page will refresh
- The permalink can be copied out of the address/url bar at the top of your browser.
- Share the URL! Done.
Selecting Multiple Roads
Some edits require that you select two or more segments of road.
- Mac: Command + Click
- Windows: Ctrl + Click
- Linux: Window-Key + Click