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Registration for the MapRaid! is now closed. To hear about future MapRaids please check the MapRaid #Slack. If you are not already a member, you may request an invitation. Mapraid Thailand has ended. Mapraid statistics will be posted here soon.


  • In the cities, improve connectivity and handle URs
  • Everywhere else -- draw every road and highway. Use GPS traces because many satellite photos are old or offset (out of place).
  • Name or correct names if you know how (see below). Local editors will have to complete this work.
  • General map verification.


Important Mapraid guidelines

Names in general

It's often not very clear what a road, village or place is called, so either leave it empty, or make a good guess and hope that the local editors improve it.


Only put a city name on segments and places that have a good amount of houses, and are clearly part of the city. This makes the city name appear in the right spot while driving.

use the most specific name or no name at all. Using the name of the region only creates big, meaningless blobs on the map, so avoid [ changwat], [ amphoe], and [ tambon] names.


Thailand is a left hand traffic country. Cars drive on the left.

U-turns in Thailand are mapped differently than you may have seen in the US and Europe. Please see below for more information.

Some satellite photos are shifted (in the wrong place) or out of date. Use the WME GPS layer to make roads in the correct place. Satellite and street views available from within WME may be used. Local knowledge may be used. External sources of information may not be used.

Please see the Roads section of the Thailand wiki for complete information about roads types and road names.


If a UR has information in a language you cannot understand, leave it for another editor.


Map Raid Areas

Mmr3 Thailand map.jpg


We will use #Slack Channels. There is a 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.

Reference Links

The Basics

Recommended Tools for MapRaid

  • 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
  • The WME Reference Sheet[PDF] is a printable double-sided tri-fold quick reference guide to some of the common topics used in WME.
  • Validator is a script that validates a map area in Waze Map Editor, highlights issues and generates a very detailed report with wiki references and solutions.
  • WME Chat Addon is a script that improves the WME chat GUI. For a list of all the features check the thread here -- Tampermonkey/Greasmonkey required


Check back here after the raid is completed to see the results and achievements

MapRaid Promotions

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.