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User:JasonN899/West Virginia Map Raid
Map Raid West Virginia will run for approximately 16 days from Sunday March 18th through Sunday April 2nd.
- 1 Welcome to Wild, Wonderful West Virginia
- 2 Sign Up
- 3 Map Raid Goals
- 4 Raid Areas
- 5 Raid Groups
- 6 WV Leadership
- 7 Important!
- 8 Local Guidance
- 9 Mapping Resources
- 10 Reference Links
- 11 Results
- 12 MapRaid Promotions
Welcome to Wild, Wonderful West Virginia
Despite its relatively small size, the Mountain State is home to approximately 3,100 cities, towns and small communities. To link them (and to provide an important part of the transport of the state’s abundant natural resources), there are some 36,000 miles of state-maintained highways that include 6,636 bridges (this figure does not include 238 railroad bridges, 117 city and county bridges, 99 West Virginia Turnpike bridges, 20 state park bridges, two private toll bridges and 132 other non-highway bridges).
If you would like to participate in the WV Map Raid, review the goals and resources below. Then, please CLICK HERE to go to the Signup Page and get an invitation to the WV MAP RAID.
Map Raid Goals
We would like to prioritize our efforts during the map raid to get the most needed items completed first. While participating in the Raid, please reference this list. Move to the next item on the list ONLY when the above item is complete. If you are not sure if one of the items are complete in your area, please contact a WV State Manager or your Group Leader for guidance. For more details on editing Base Map, please review the Wiki Page.
- Base Map / Connectivity
- Verify Direction of Segments
- Correct Turn Restrictions (TR)
- Solidify Soft Turns
- Verify Names
- Alt Names
- County Route (CR)
- Add/Update/Remove City/CDP Names on Segments
- Add USPS City as Alt Only
- Verify Road Type
- Unpaved (Gravel/Dirt) Use Street and Unpaved Checkbox
- Undrivable (4x4/Jeep Trail/ATV) Use Off-Road / Not Maintained
- Remove/Add/Update PLR or PR per National Wiki Guidance
- Remove Other State Names on Segments (OH/VA/KY/PA/MD)
- Add Speed Limits (SL)
- Remove Unnecessary Junction Nodes
- Adjust Geometry
- Adjust Elevations
- Remove City Names on Freeway (FW) Segments
- Remove Names on Railroad Segments
- Exception: Cass Scenic Railroad
- Resolve User Reports (UR), Place Update Requests (PUR) and Map Problems (MP)
- Add/Update Fire Stations
- Add/Update Hospitals/Emergency Rooms/Urgent Care Facilities
- Ensure Correct Category on Clinic and Medical Offices (Category should be Office)
- Add/Update Schools
- Review and Add/Update other Area Places for completeness
- Confirm correct usage (Area vs Point)
- Review and Add/Update Point Places for completeness
- Confirm correct usage (Point vs Area)
Please do not mass-edit Do not perform edits which will affect large numbers of segments at once. The edit history of segments is highly valuable in the process of solving URs. Mass editing effectively mass erases this history, permanently. We ask that all necessary processes which might affect large portions of the map, or long stretches of roads, be reserved until near the end of the MapRaid. This includes the “Select entire street” function.
Close nodes We make extensive use of the "micro-dogleg" technique, where a geometry node is carefully placed, at full zoom, directly next to a junction node, in order to set the angle to create a desired Turn/Stay/Exit prompt. Please watch for these if you move any junction node, and be sure to recreate the same angle at the new location.
WV Route Naming
West Virginia uses the WV-XXX format for all State Routes. For County Routes, CR-XX or CR-XX/YY is used. There are no Township Roads (TR-XXX) in West Virginia. In a few limited cases, there are special road names in use; if you see one, please do not delete it or ask a question first prior to deleting it. More detail and examples can be found here: WV Route Naming.
Functional Classification Will Not Be Part Of This Raid.
MAR Minimum Road Lock Standard
|Minimum Road Lock Standard|
|Other Named Types||5|
Note that these are minimums and, for protection, certain segments may be at higher lock levels. If you find a road locked to a higher level than its minimum, please leave it locked no lower than that level when you have finished editing.
West Virginia User Report Management
West Virginia has a very good grasp on User Reports/Map Problems throughout the state. This will not be a "primary focus" of the raid, but please feel free to work any UR/PUR/MP's in your editable area. Remember to follow the Response Timeline guidelines below.
(NOTE: all day values are relative to the date the FIRST editor response is sent to the reporter)
The first editor who is able to respond to a User Report (UR) should attempt to resolve the UR. If they are successful, they should comment as such in the UR and mark it "Solved". If more information from the reporter is required to make progress towards closure, a response should be sent to the reporter containing the information needed for resolution.
Polite reminders should be sent to reporters who have not responded to the initial at any time, provided at least four full days have elapsed since the initial response was sent
URs may be noted as closed due to lack of reporter response at any time, provided at least four full days have elapsed since the followup message was sent. These need to be marked as "Not Identified" and a brief comment sent.
All editors are considered to have equal ownership of and responsibility for all URs in West Virginia. All editors, regardless if they have worked the UR previously, may send any of the responses described above, provided they adhere the minimum time spacing guidance between responses. All editors are explicitly encouraged to attempt to resolve URs at any point during their lifecycle, even if others happen to be actively working it at the same time.
The script URComments streamlines the process of responding to a UR and provides comments based on the UR type and can be edited prior to sending to fit your needs. Highly recommend you install this script if you will be responding to URs.
Cameras will not be mapped
§17C-6-7a of the West Virginia Code prohibits use of cameras to detect or prove traffic law violations. You can remove all Red Light or Speed Cameras in WV.
West Virginia follows the national Places guidance.
To prevent loss of data due to automatic acceptance of submissions from "trusted users", all area places and points with complete data should be locked to Level 2 at a minimum. Additionally, please consult the following table for minimum lock level for completed places.
|Place Type||Minimum Lock Level|
|Parking Lot Area (PLA)||3|
West Virginia Maps
West Virginia GIS Resources
We highly recommend that you install the WME GIS script. This script will make it a lot easier to access the multiple GIS websites.
If you do not wish to install this script please visit the West Virginia Cities and Towns page for all GIS links. NOTE:Not all WV counties have GIS links. Only hyperlinked county names are linked to the County GIS. City/Town names are hyperlinked to the WME Permalink. If you get confused digging through all of the different GIS sites, which will probably happen (it has to all of us), please contact your Group Leader or a WV State Manager for guidance
West Virginia Wiki Page
If you have any questions regarding WV standards during editing and you cannot find the answer on this page, please visit the West Virginia Wiki Page.
West Virginia Map Raid Forum
If you are new or relatively new to map editing, please CLICK HERE for some tips to get started; including settings, options, scripts, Wiki References, and instructions on lock requests and how to create a Permalink (PL). You do not need to join the WV GHO, you will be given an invitation to map raid specific GHOs.
Basic US Wiki Links
- New editor welcome page
- Waze Map Editor
- Best Map Editing Practice
- Editing manual
- Common editing mistakes
- How to make a Permalink
- 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 MR West Virginia
- WME Toolbox (WMETB or TB) - allows users to do more repetitive edit tasks with the click of a button
- 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.
- Junction Angle Info (JAI) -- shows you the number of degrees between segments, crucial for ensuring correct turn guidance
- You will need to install TamperMonkey or GreaseMonkey first to install the additional scripts. Install TamperMonkey or GreaseMonkey
- Validator Localization for West Virginia by XanderB . Note, you need to have installed WME Validator first to install this script
- WME Place Harmonizer acts on a single selected place to validate, format, and harmonize the information for the selected place, this is a great tool when updating places and PUR's. Also for Chains, please Submit New Chain Data for any that are not in the database.
- WME US Government Boundaries is a script by MapOMatic that will display USPS Zip Code Boundaries on the map.
- These two scripts by Rickzabel will display the County, City, Town, and Census Designated Place (CDP) in the Waze Map Editor (WME). You will need TamperMonkey or GreaseMonkey installed first to install these scripts.
- WME Color Highlights (WMECH) - colors segments as indicated by user selections
- WME URComments
- WME Closest Segment
|Watch here for results of the Raid.|
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.|