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User:Nzahn1/Map Editor Interface and Controls

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Left Pane with segment(s) selected

The area above the tabs will show how many segments are selected, and a link to "Select Entire Street". The example graphic to the right shows what the Tabs Area looks like when multiple segments are selected.
Select Entire Street

When you click the button titled "Select Entire Street," or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+A the editor will select all segments connected to the current segment with the same name, city, state, and country information. It will also select some segments outside the current visible area.

Segment Edit Detail

When you click on the Pencil button, or tap shortcut key E, the General tab slides down, displaying more detail information and allows you to make changes to the country, state (US only), city and segment name. Next is where you can add or remove any alternate street name information. An alternate name, technically referred to as a "linked street," is used to capture detail such as the route name of a street as it goes through an urban area where it is commonly referred to with a local name. The local name would be put into the primary name field, but the highway name can be entered as an alternate name. An alternate name street must also have the same city as the primary segment.

Be sure to review the naming convention used in your area before changing names.

If you run into an extreme case where you need to rename the city name on a large number of streets. Review the article Smudged city. The end of the article includes a link to a special form for converting a mass number of segments using the help of Waze staff in the database.

General Tab

On this tab, you can modify the road type, direction, speed limits, elevation, lock, and special properties "toll road" and "tunnel". Further down past a separator line are more general details about the segment(s) which is/are selected.

Details on these tab settings can be found under Road Properties

Add Restrictions

When you click the button titled Add restrictions, or use the keyboard shortcut T, WME enters the Scheduled Restrictions editing interface


  • The Add restrictions button appears when there is one or more segments selected.
  • If there are restrictions which already exist on any selected segment, the button name changes to Edit restrictions.
Edit House Numbers

When you click the button titled Edit House Numbers, or use the keyboard shortcut H, WME enters the House Number editing interface.


  • The Edit House Numbers button appears when there is only one segment selected.
  • The Edit House Numbers button isn't available to click when there are changes which need to be saved. The message, "Save your changes to edit house numbers" appears below the button.