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Scripts/WME Toolbox/Measurement Tool
WME Toolbox: Measurement Tool
The measurement tool allows users to make a variety of geometric measurements. Depending on the Metric versus Imperial setting on the WME Settings tab, labels appear in meters or feet.
Click on any segment to see the distance between geometry nodes as well as from A and B. The white labels show the distance between nodes, and the yellow labels show the cumulative distance from the A and B junctions.
You can click off of a segment to clear the selection, and the labels will be preserved until you click onto another segment, select the Place surface area or ruler option, or close the measurement tool. You can even click on (or create) geometry nodes and drag them around to see distances update immediately without having to save.
Place surface area
Click on an area place to see the surface area. While the exact threshold has not been provided by Waze, staff has confirmed that a Place's surface area currently has the greatest effect on a Place's visibility in the app (and no longer dimensions). It should be around 700 square meters, but this depends on location. Waze also shared that the algorithm may change again, and the exact threshold or formula was not provided. As with segments, you can drag Place geometry without saving, and the area will update automatically as you drag. The measurement is currently only displayed for one area place at a time.
Click anywhere on the map, and a black ruler icon will appear where you clicked. Drag your cursor around, and you can see the straight-line distance to your new cursor position. Click again to disable the ruler or to start again with a new origin.