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This page is intended to guide editors working within the boundaries of New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment," the 5th largest state in the United States.  Information in this page is not intended to excessively duplicate the editing guidelines for the United States, but rather point out nuances in editing.  For details about editing, consider the Waze Map Editor or USA pages.

State Environment

New Mexico is a fairly rural and sparsely populated state that includes a number of Native American Indian reservations, and the largest military base in the USA, White Sands Missile Range.  Major freeways running through the state are I-40 and I-25 that intersect at its largest city, Albuquerque, and I-10 that runs along the southern area of the state.
For Waze USA self-management, New Mexico is part of the Southwest Region of the United States.

Online References for New Mexico

These reference may provide information about roads, landmarks, and other transportation-related topics relevant to editing the Waze map.

Waze Discussion

Federal & Tribal Resources

State Resources

City / County  Resources

Alamogordo

Albuquerque

Los Alamos

Rio Rancho

Santa Fe

Taos County

Valencia County

Responding to User Problem Reports (URs)

User Reports (URs) are problem reports that Wazers typically enter from the client when they notice a problem on the map or in Waze routing.  These reports come with a category, potential reporter BPS track, potential Waze navigation route, and sometimes with a text message from the reporter. The UR system allows for text dialogue between map editors and the reporter. Editors may leave URs open or close them as resolved or unresolved.

We suggest editors in New Mexico consider an etiquette process for communicating and closing out URs.

Suggested Response Templates

Type of UR Suggested Template Optional Suggestions
Little information Provided Hello, I am a volunteer map editor! Thank you for the report.  Sorry that you encountered an issue. To investigate further, we could use more detail about the problem you encountered and what you expected. Please help by providing details about the map problem.

Add comment about type of UR.  Add speculation and questions about the issue.

(short) Little information Provided Hello, I am a volunteer map editor.  Please provide more information as to the nature of the issue you encountered with the Waze app.
Add comment about type of UR.  Add speculation and questions about the issue.
Problem not likely a map issue Hello, volunteer editor here! This may be an issue with your phone. Contact Waze Support or check the Waze App subforum on the Waze forums for more information.
Follow up when no reponse received in 7 days Hello, again, Wazer! Map editors are still willing to help resolve this report if you're interested, otherwise we'll close it out in about a week.
Closing out the UR I am closing out this report because [insert reason]. If appropriate, thank reporter again for helping to resolve an issue.























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Roads in New Mexico

Functional Classification

Reference:  Road names/USA  & Road types/USA.
New Mexico participates in the functional classification of roads; however, this is a new standard that is going through changes and all changes should be socalized with existing primariy editors in the state.  New Mexico has a strong tie to maintain consistency with the state of Arizona.

Locking Roads

In order to protect the integrity of the map roadway and content that has been put into the map, general guidance for locking roads to levels is as follows:

  1. Default lock level
  2. Primary Streets
  3. Minor Highways
  4. Major Highways
  5. Freeways and ramps, some construction area
  6. Some construction areas, problem areas as a temporary measure

Roads locked at a "Staff" level may need to be unlocked via a request to staff.  Contact a senior editor in New Mexico for help with that.

Please use local editor discretion in either increasing or decreasing this guidance temporarily or permanently.  If outside of this guidance, do not unlock roads permanently unless you first attempt to contact the last editor of those road segments to determine the reason for the lock.   It is our intent not to prevent new editors from editing the map, so do not lock areas down unnecessarily.

If you need to edit a road locked above your rank, please contact a more senior New Mexico editor or check the Unlock Forum. 

Interstates

Interstates in New Mexico are the following:

  • I-10 Arizona to Texas
  • I-40 Arizona to Texas
  • I-25 Colorado to I-10

Special Road Treatment

  • <a href="https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Alley#Parking_Lot_Road">Alleys:</a>  New Mexico has a significant number of navigable alleys.  Per the Waze Functional Classification Page, mapped alleys will be marked as Parking Lot roads because they are publicly accessible.  There is no need to map alleys that are not yet mapped and no need to delete alleys that are already mapped.  Mapping of new alleys is at the discretion of the local editors.
  • <a href="http://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Road_types/USA#Dirt">Dirt Roads</a>:  Because New Mexico is relatively rual, even in larger cities, dirt roads can be important in navigation and may even support freeway speeds.  Dirt roads may be marked as streets, primary streets, and in some cases minor highways depending on their use and condition.  Until specific guidance can be produced, seek involvment from local editors before changing these roads.
  • <a href="Indian%20Reservation%20Roads">Indian Reservation Roads</a>: Native American Indian reservations have jurisdiction over their own roads, although certain federal, state, and county roads can cross their lands.  Before you edit on these lands you should be familiar with this Wiki page.
  • <a href="Forest%20Service%20Roads">Forest Service Roads</a>: New Mexico and many states in the USA have US Forest Service Road systems that have their own functional classification and rules.  Before editing on these roads and associated landmarks, consider this Wiki page.
  • <a href="Bureau%20of%20Land%20Management%20%28BLM%29">Bureau of Land Managment Roads</a>:  New Mexico and many western states in the USA have Bureau of Land Managment (BLM) roads that have their own standards.  Before editing on these roads and associated landmarks, consider this wiki page. BLM also manages certain National Monuments.
  • <a href="National%20Park%20Service">National Park Service Roads</a>:  While not significantly different from normal roads, you should consult this Wiki page before editing these roads and their associated landmarks.

Major Construction Projects

See nmroads.com for a list  road closures & changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze map.  Only long-term construction projects should be addressed.

Current Construction Projects

Cameras

Cameras include Red Light Cameras and Speed Cameras.

Red Light Cameras

Red Light Cameras are legal in the State, but Illegal in the City of Albuquerque.

Speed Cameras

Speed cameras are legal in the State, but illegal in the City of Albuquerque.

Military Bases & Government Installations

New Mexico has a large number of military bases and a National Laboratory that have restricted access.  Please follow the Private Installation approach when mapping these facilities.

Active Editors in New Mexico

This is a paritial list of editors that have been working on the New Mexico Waze map recently.

Username

Rank

Editing Area Specialty Knowledge Special Projects

HeloAv8or

1 Belen to Santa Fe Emergency Services ...

irowiki

4 Area Manager, Four Corners to Albuqueque ... NW Corner of NM, Functional Classification for NM, Coordination with AZ

jannsjay

2 Rio Rancho, Albuquerque ... Rio Rancho Speed Cameras
jeigh17 3 Las Cruces, El Paso ... ...

RED_ZMAN

3 Area Manager, Belen to Santa Fe GIS Professional, BLM Landmarks

tgfathergoose

5 Country Manager, Las Cruces, Colorado ,,, ,,,

vectorspace

6 Country Manager, Albuquerque Global Champ, Formal Mentor, Editing Expert, Beta Editor, Localization Private Installations, USFS Roads, Indian Reservaton Roads, National Park Service Roads, BLM Roads