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MMR Country 20XX ended on 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 UTC. Please check back here for results and check the Mapraid Forum for mapraid announcements.

A MegaMapRaid (MMR) is a MapRaid in which a group of international map editors join together and update a large area. Besides the benefits of a normal MapRaid, it opens up different ways of dealing with editing and navigation situations, because every country has it´s own specifics. It is always fun and a great learning experience to people from several backgrounds. Besides, the raiders together quickly improve the overall condition of the Waze map.

MapRaid! Location

  • Start: to be defined
  • End: to be defined

Date and Times are approximate.

If you would like to participate, please fill out this [ registration form]. Registration is open until XX UTC, or untill the maximum amount of participants is exceeded.

Please do not make any edits in the raid area until after the raid begins. This will allow us to get good mapraid statistics.


In order of importance:

  1. Check and correct city boundaries
  2. Check major connectivity
  3. Solve URs and MPs
  4. Improve major connectivity
  5. Improve Wiki page
  6. Correct base map positioning
  7. Correct road naming


editor Rank Role Group
asterix06 (PM) 6 GC/MapRaid-Coord
enhket (PM) 6 GC/MapRaid-Coord
orbitc (PM) 6 GC/MapRaid-Coord
moweez (PM) 6 GC/MapRaid-Coord
voludu2 (PM) 5 SM/MapRaid-Coord
dragstore (PM) level Country Manager 1
yourname level Area Manager 2


Because of the international character of this MapRaid, the main language is English. There is help for translations. As we have raiders from many different time zones, we will use time in UTC.

Participants will be divided into several groups, one for each section of the map. Each group will have both local and senior editors, and a 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 Country MapRaid channel for this raid. Also, every group will have their own channel. 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 X groups according to the following map (to be added). Use the overlay to show the borders of your group area in WME. Keep in mind that editing access may slightly differ from the overlay. If areas neighbour another country, please do not edit in other countries, even though you have access. If something needs to be updated, inform one of the hosts who will contact the neighbouring country.

Mapraid guidelines

City Boundaries




Solve URs and MPs


Improve major connectivity


Improve Wiki page


Base map


Road naming


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. In addition, Waze throttles your edits and points when scripts are used excessively.

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, and set a great example for the rest of the world.

Tools for this mapraid

Editing Resources

Only use sources that are allowed by Waze.

Generally allowed sources:

  • Satellite Imagery and Street-view from within WME.
  • Websites from businesses.

NOT allowed sources:

  • Info from other Maps.
  • Google Maps
  • Google Street-view.

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!

Basic reference links

Specific tools for this MapRaid

  • There is an [link to overlay for WME|Overlay] 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. The areas are kept simple for smooth working in WME. Please note that they may slightly differ from the actual areas you can edit during the raid.
  • There is a Places Browser for this MapRaid to update Places according to the rules of the location. >

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 the guidelines of 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.


Always make yourself acquainted with the script you want to use before using it! There is a wiki page and a forum with more information about scripts.