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Rhode Island/Mapraid Rhode Island 2016
|Mapraid South Carolina 2016 ended on 07 Jan 2016 00:00:00 UTC. Please check back here for results and check the Mapraid Forum for mapraid announcements. This mapraid page is still under construction. Please be patient as we get it ready for the upcoming raid.|
Optional short intro phrase. MapRaid Location Month year will be dd Mmm through dd MMM yyyy . 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" - listed in blue below. Please direct all questions to your group leaders. The raid hosts will be available across all areas for added support.
Our primary mission is to handle
- PURs (Places)
- General map verification and
- Functional Classification.
- 1 Mission
- 2 Hosts
- 3 Communication
- 4 Groups
- 5 Important / Mapraid guidelines
- 6 Mapping Resources
- 7 Reference Links
- 8 Mapraid edit lists
- 9 Results
- 10 MapRaid Promotions
- The raid hosts and
- Every participating editor who can help answer local questions. Generally:
- rank 3 and up
- from the state
- with AM area
- has been active recently
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Map Raid Organizer
The main language of this mapraid is English. You can get help for translations. When you are editing in the raid area, please set yourself visible and enable the Live Users layer We will use #Slack Channels. There is a [http://wazemapraid.slack.com/messages/ xxx yyy Raid general channel] and also a channel for each raid group. Please be sure to join the slack WazeMapRaid Team and join the channels for the specific MapRaid and group you are assigned to. If you are not already part of the WazeMapRaid slack team, Click here to get your Slack invitation. Be sure to choose WazeMapRaid to the MapRaid question. If you have trouble getting into the slack team and channels, please reach out to one of the MapRaid organizers.
WME chat can also be used. The WME Chat addon is recommended.
Important / Mapraid guidelines
Please read the entire MapRaid wiki. If you are still uncertain what to do about something you see on the map, please ask your group leader Thank You for your help with the map.
Mapraid UR Rules
We will follow the usual US UR etiquette with one exception: During the Map raid, the wait time is reduced to X days.
Do not close URs if the UR contains a tag such as [NOTE], [CLOSURE], or any other [MESSAGE]. Ask the editor who created the tag.
Edit Quality and Mass Editing
You are responsible for every edit you make, whether you make it by hand or use a script. Every edit you make should meet the goals of this mapraid AND make a noticeable improvement to the map. Do not make edits simply to gain points without improving the map. If a segment is "good enough" for the waze map, do not edit it. If you edit segments previously edited by others, your name will be on these segments. This makes you responsible for any problems left on those segments, no matter who put them there originally.
DO NOT perform edits that affect large numbers of segments at once. We want to know who fixed what so we can understand how problems got resolved.
If it looks like you are making unnecessary edits or hunting for points, you may be banned from this mapraid and from future mapraids. In addition, Waze will throttle your edits and points if you use scripts excessively.
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.
Road Types, Names, and Functional Classification (FC)
In XXX , we ... We distinguish the different types of routes found in the state as follows: If a road has more than one name ...
Will there be a lot of questions about when left turns are allowed?
Only use sources that are allowed by Waze, like Streetview from within WME. Do not use Google Maps. Do not use Google Maps Streetview. 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 or place you edited might be removed from the map. Copying information from copyrighted sources is illegal!
- New editor welcome page
- Waze Map Editor
- Best Map Editing Practice
- Editing manual
- Common editing mistakes
- How to make a Permalink
- All about using the WME Chat
- Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools where you'll links and descriptions to most of the editing scripts being used. Some of these are essential to good editing, and others make the editing process much easier. WME Validator, URO+, and WME Toolbox are highly recommended.
Recommended Tools for MapRaid
- mapraid overlay (tampermonkey/greasemonkey required)
- Map Raid Place Browser
- highlights issues on the map and can generate a very detailed report with U.S. wiki references and possible solutions.
- 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.
- WME Chat Addon
- a script that improves the WME chat GUI. For a list of all the features check the thread here -- Tampermonkey/Greasmonkey required
- UR Comments
- a tremendous time and labor saving tool with automation and integration with URO+, to help with working URs. Read the documentation. Tampermonkey / greasemonkey required
- WME Reference Sheet[PDF]
- a printable double-sided tri-fold quick reference guide to some of the common topics used in WME.
Mapraid edit lists
Spreadsheets and forms are being used to streamline management of various group efforts and track important edits. Below you can find links to use these these forms, sheets, and see the lists.
|Check back here after the raid is completed to see the results and achievements|
Some editors really let their bright side out, and let their community skills shine. This is even more evident in a concerted group effort with high-density editing like a MapRaid!. Editors of all ranks working closely with each other and the Champs, really lets us everyone get to know each other, and allows certain editors to be recognized for their skills and effort.
When the Champs see someone consistently editing well, interacting well with the community, and knowledgeable of the various details from the Wiki, they can issue promotions. This can be anything from the size of a managed area, to a rank increase, or even a new role.
|Watch here for results of promotions during and after the raid.|