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== Raid Areas ==  
== Raid Areas ==  
This MapRaid has 7 groups according to the following map (to be added). Use the [[Poland/MMRPoland2016#Specific_tools_for_this_MapRaid|overlay]] to show the borders of your group area.
This MapRaid has 7 groups according to the following map (to be added). Use the [[Poland/MMRPoland2016#Specific_tools_for_this_MapRaid|overlay]] to show the borders of your group area.
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==Mapraid guidelines==
==Mapraid guidelines==

Revision as of 08:07, 26 January 2016

MMR Poland 2016 ended on 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 UTC. Please check back here for results and check the Mapraid Forum for mapraid announcements.


In order of importance:

  1. Add missing roads
  2. Check and correct connectivity
  3. Add/confirm speeds on main roads
  4. Add Places (mainly natural features)
  5. Check and correct city boundaries


editor Rank Role
OrbitC (PM) 6 GC/MapRaid-Coord
mousepl (PM) 5 Global Champ
jarkaz (PM) 5 Local Champ
TCholewa (PM) 5 Local Champ
FZ69617 (PM) 5 Local Champ
noobek (PM) 5 Local Champ
Jacek2000 (PM) 5 Local Champ
Krzysiek_makii (PM) 5 Country Manager


Because of the international character of this MapRaid, the main language is English. There is help for translations.

The participants will be divided into several groups, one for each section of the map. Each group will have both local and senior editors, one of which will be the Group leader. Please direct all questions to your group leader. The raid hosts will be available across all areas for added support.

When working in the raid area, please set yourself to visible in WME chat. Also, turn on the Live Users layer. This will serve to collaborate smoothly and get quick help at your location if needed.

We will use Slack as the main communication service. There is a special Poland MapRaid channel for this raid. If you are not already part of the MapRaid Slack team, you will be invited shortly before the Raid starts.

Raid Areas

This MapRaid has 7 groups according to the following map (to be added). Use the overlay to show the borders of your group area.

group 1group 2group 3group 4group 5group 6group 7Poland MMR imagemap
right-click on your group area to open WME to your group MapRaid region
Check back here to see your raid group

Mapraid guidelines

Missing Roads

The main objective is creation of the primary roads and streets, since the roads of higher category have already been added.

Additional roads related objective is locking of the roads at the appropriate level:

Road type Lock level
 Primary Street  2
 Minor Highway  3
 Major Highway  4
 Freeway  4
 Ramp  4

Detailed roads editing rules: Roads (auto translation of Roads by Google Translate)

Missing Cities

Due to complex rules of naming cities in Poland, city names can only be added by Polish LCs. In case of a missing city name, please send a permalink with at least one segment selected to one of the Polish LCs (via Slack). You'll then be able to use this new city name for all other segments in the new city.

During the raid, there will be a special channel for these requests.

Verify speed limits

The speed limits of the roads shall be verified with the Google Street View.

Unless differently indicated by road signs, the speed limits in Poland are as follows:

  • In cities (between a white city boundary boards): 50km/h
  • Outside cities:
    • Freeways (named as AXX, for example A1, A12, A4): 140km/h
    • Express way, dual carriageway (marked as freeways, named SXX, for example S1, S69): 120km/h
    • Express way, single line (marked as freeways, named SXX, for example S1, S69): 100km/h
    • Major HW, dual carriageway: 100km/h
    • Major HW, single line: 90km/h
    • Minor HW, dual carriageway: 100km/h
    • Minor HW, single line: 90km/h
    • All other roads outside cities: 90km/h

For better understanding speed limits please look at this picture:

Znak D-39. Ograniczenia prędkości w Polsce od 2011.jpg



We use micro-doglegs to control turn- vs. stay/keep/exit instructions. Zoom in very close to see the closely-spaced geometry nodes. Preserve them.


The main objective is the addition of forests, lakes and rivers as well as verification of existing places of this kind. Note that edited/created places should not contain the city in the address. The places shall be locked at level 2.

Editing Resources

Only use sources that are allowed by Waze, like Streetview from within WME. Google Maps (and its streetview) is NOT allowed. Websites from businesses are considered allowed sources.

Warning: If you copy information from unauthorized sources, you may be removed from this mapraid. Also, every segment you edited may be removed from the map. Copying information from copyrighted sources is illegal!

Mass edits

In Base Map areas, mass edits are allowed. Be aware that we will monitor edits, so avoid unnecessary edits and hunting for points. Sanctions are strict, being banned for this and future MR and MMR.

If you are using a tool or script, you are fully responsible for its use and its consequences. Please make sure that you understand the features of the script you are using. You will be held accountable for any side effects.

  1. If you are unsure about something, please ask.
  2. Check and triple check.
  3. We have great leaders here who can help you.
  4. Let's make sure we do it right the first time, and set a great example for the rest of the world.

Basic reference links

Highly Recommended Tools

Many tools are essential for good editing, and others make the editing process much easier. Highly recommended are:


  • This is a script that validates a map area in the Waze Map Editor, highlights issues and generates a very detailed report with U.S. wiki references and possible solutions. Keep in mind that guidelines of the country where you edit (if available on the subject) precede over the guidelines of the U.S..

WME Toolbox

  • This is a script that facilitate the process of editing maps in the WME. It has a toolbar that facilitates the process of removing unnecessary nodes, cut segments, locate "Soft Nodes", or nodes with undefined directions.


There is a wiki page and a forum with more information about scripts.

Specific tools for this MapRaid

  • There is an [link overlay for WME] to view the boundaries of the group areas via an extra layer. To use it, you need to have TamperMonkey (Chrome) or Greasemonkey (Firefox) installed.