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This page contains information related to editing Waze maps in the USA Mid Atlantic Region which includes '''[[District_of_Columbia|Washington DC]]''', '''[[Maryland|Maryland]]''', '''[[Virginia|Virginia]]''' and '''[[West_Virginia|West Virginia]]'''. The items on this page should be used as the standard for the region unless specified in a state-level sub-page to insure regional unity and consistency. See the '''[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=946 Mid Atlantic Forum]''' for more information. Questions should be addressed to the [http://www.waze.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1005502 Mid Atlantic Regional Coordinator] or the [[#Mid Atlantic State Managers|State Managers]]. We are always looking for editors, and have fun learning in the process.
 
  
This page is maintained by [http://www.waze.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1005502 CBenson]. Please coordinate any changes in advance.
 
 
== Cities and towns ==
 
 
Do not use the names associated with ZIP codes or the name of a neighborhood, community, or subdivision not included on the census map. Be sure to also set the city name of any alternate names correctly.
 
 
*'''Maryland:''' There are 157 incorporated places in Maryland. When assigning the city name to a road segment or landmark, use the name of the incorporated place or CDP (census-designated place). If it is outside the boundaries of either of those, set the city name as None. If the road type is Freeway, set the city as None (except in Baltimore City), regardless of the location, as this helps with routing.
 
 
*''' 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).
 
 
*''' Washington DC:''' Washington is the only city in the District of Columbia and it spans the entire area.
 
 
*'''Virginia:''' There are 38 independent cities and 95 counties in the state. Proper naming information is still under discussion due to the highly urban nature of parts of northern Virginia
 
 
== Road (segment) types ==
 
 
Determining road types in the Mid Atlantic region aligns with the Waze '''[[Road_types/USA|USA Standard]]''' for freeway, major highway, minor highways, and primary streets. The Waze USA standard is a hybrid system based on a national standard called "functional classification" with a few modifications.
 
 
'''[[National_resources/USA/Functional_classification|Functional classification maps]]''' are available for most states. Compliance across state borders is important to insure better route selections between states; however, editors in some states have deferred adoption of the '''[[Road_types/USA|USA Standard]]''' due to in-state concerns.
 
 
;Minimum Locking Standard
 
 
Actual locks used may be more or less than values in the table below, depending on area circumstance. Please consult RC, SM, or appropriate AM for guidance
 
 
{| border="1" style="border-collapse:collapse;margin: 1em auto 1em auto; text-align:center"
 
|+ '''Locking Levels'''
 
|-
 
| {{Freeway}}||5
 
|-
 
| {{Ramp}}||Highest level of connected segments
 
|-
 
| {{Major Highway}}||4
 
|-
 
| {{Minor Highway}}||3
 
|-
 
| {{Primary Street}}||2
 
|-
 
| {{Street}}||1
 
|-
 
| {{Railroad}}||2
 
|-
 
| {{Ferry}}||5
 
|}
 
 
 
;Alleys
 
The Mid Atlantic uses the following guidelines for mapping alleys.
 
 
*Alleys should always be mapped if they have a name.
 
*Alleys should always be mapped if they are the sole access to a home or business.
 
*Alleys should always be set to "Private"
 
*Alleys are normally mapped if they are acknowledged by the municipality.
 
 
If an alley does not meet the above criteria, mapping is optional. Leave the name field blank.
 
 
Be careful adding alleys which will be closer to the destination pins for house numbers, or from Google, as this can cause all navigation to all the addresses on that block to route onto the alley instead. It may be better not to map these alleys, or you may have to adjust all the address pins to be closer to the actual roads.
 
 
;Private Road/Dirt Road
 
Rural farm and logging roads that are never open to the public should be marked as Private Road type to prevent routing.  Most should be left off the map unless they serve multiple residences or residences out of sight of the main road.  The Dirt Road/4x4 Trail designation should be reserved for public (state/locality maintained) dirt roads and Forest Service roads, etc, that a user may actually traverse freely during at least part of the year.
 
 
=== Non-drivable roads ===
 
 
Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Runway/Taxiway) then it is not mapped.
 
 
;Emergency Vehicle and DOT Service Roads
 
We do not map Emergency Vehicle and DOT Service Roads.
 
 
;Ferries
 
 
For areas where residents are dependent upon ferries, see the [[Ferries|Ferries Editing Manual]]. Please contact your RC for any questions deciding if a ferry should be mapped.
 
 
;Railroads
 
 
[[Road_types/USA#Railroad|Railroads]] can be mapped, but they are not a priority at this time.
 
 
 
 
=== Road Segment Naming ===
 
 
 
 
Often when US Hwys, State Roads, and County Roads pass through municipalities, they have a local name (e.g, "Main St"). Please see '''[[Road_names/USA|Road Names]]''' for instructions on how to name these segments. Check '''[[Highway_naming/USA|here]]''' for other states.
 
 
== Mapping Resources & Functional Classification ==
 
 
Use only state DOT level FC maps when determine how to type (classify) a segment (Major Hwy, Minor Hwy, etc.).  Some counties and cities have their own FC system, but only the state level system is to be used as a reference as these have been through a federal and state level approval process.
 
 
*[[Waze_Map_Editor|Map Editor]]
 
*[[National_resources/USA/Functional_classification|Functional Classification]] for other states.
 
 
=== [[Maryland#Mapping_resources|Maryland]] ===
 
 
Before changing the type of any road past the bounds of the rules, please post the situation to the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=246 Maryland Forum] to receive feedback.
 
 
=== Washington DC ===
 
 
These are official sources of information that can be used in the editor, in the form of downloadable PDFs or interactive GIS maps. See [[Waze Map Editor#Using External sources (such as Google Imagery)|Using External Sources]] for acceptable sources of information.
 
 
[http://atlasplus.dcgis.dc.gov/ DC Atlas Plus]
 
 
=== [[West_Virginia#Mapping_resources|West Virginia]] ===
 
State highways that are primarily signed at entering intersections with a State Route number rather than a road name should be named SR-### ("SR-2"). County roads that are primarily signed at entering intersections with County Road numbers rather than a road name should be named CR-## or CR-##/## ("CR-65" or "CR-91/1").
 
 
=== [[Virginia/Resources|Virginia]] ===
 
In Virginia, outside cities and major towns (and a couple of urban counties), nearly every road and street is designated as a "state highway" and assigned a number for VDOT inventory purposes. Primary state highways have numbers in the range of 2 to 599 (and, as exceptions, 785, 895), displayed in a route marker using a shield design. All other numbers from 600 up are secondary highways; if these roads have route markers (many do not), they use a circle design instead of a shield. See [http://www.virginiadot.org/info/resources/route-index-07012003.pdf Virginia DOT Route Index Resources] for more info.
 
 
<gallery>
 
File:Virginia 28.png|Primary route marker
 
File:VA_613.PNG|Secondary route marker
 
</gallery>
 
 
== Update Requests & Comments ==
 
The Mid Atlantic follows the national [[Update_Requests_in_Waze_Map_Editor|Update Requests & Comments]] guidance. Do NOT leave reminders at 4 days (or however many days). If another editor left a comment for the reporter, there is no response from the reporter, AND it has been 7+ days....simply put a comment about why it's being closed (i.e. "Closed due to inactivity.") and mark it Not Identified.
 
 
Do not over complicate the UR process, and please do not leave lengthy questions/responses. There are a few UR comment scripts that have been designed and approved by higher ranked editors available for your use. [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=819 Scripts Page]
 
 
== Places ==
 
The Mid Atlantic 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.
 
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="2" style="text-align:center;"
 
!|Place Type
 
!|Minimum Lock Level
 
|-
 
||Area Places ||2
 
|-
 
||Gas Stations ||3
 
|-
 
||Hospital/Medical Care ||4
 
|-
 
||Fire Department ||4
 
|-
 
||Police Station ||4
 
|-
 
||Airports ||4
 
|}
 
 
== Red Light/Speed cameras ==
 
 
In '''West Virginia''', code section [http://www.legis.state.wv.us/mobile/article.cfm?chap=17c&art=6| §17C-6-7a] prohibits use of cameras to detect or prove traffic law violations.
 
 
 
In '''Virginia''' speed enforcement cameras are illegal. Red light cameras are legal, but the number of them is regulated by State law.
 
 
 
In '''Washington DC''' there are seven different types of traffic enforcement cameras. Below is a table containing each type of camera and how it should be mapped.
 
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="2"
 
|- align="center"
 
! scope="col" width="100pt" bgcolor="skyblue" | Camera Type
 
! scope="col" width="200pt" bgcolor="skyblue" | Icon Used
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| Traditional Speed Cameras
 
| Speed Camera
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| Speed Cameras at Intersections
 
| Speed Camera
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| Traditional Red Light Cameras
 
| Red Light Camera
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| Gridlock Cameras
 
| Red Light Camera
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| Stop Sign Cameras
 
| Red Light Camera
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| Pedestrian Right of Way Cameras
 
| Red Light Camera
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| Oversized Vehicle Cameras
 
| Not Mapped
 
|}
 
<br/>Reference the [http://mpdc.dc.gov/page/dc-streetsafe-automated-traffic-enforcement DC MPD Automated Traffic Enforcement page] to verify camera locations.
 
 
 
In '''Maryland''' speed cameras are authorized for use in the following areas: school zones throughout the state, work zones on freeways and major highways, and on streets in Montgomery County. Speed cameras can be mounted to a pole, concealed in a metal cabinet on the ground, or mounted on a trailer or vehicle parked on the shoulder, such as ones used in work zones. Most speed cameras in Maryland will not issue a ticket unless the vehicle is exceeding the speed limit by at least 12 mph; however, when setting the speed of a camera in the editor, use the speed limit of the road. Many speed cameras in school zones are portable and moved on a regular basis, in some cases weekly. This is usually indicated on the website and may include a rotation schedule. These reported camera locations should not be on the map. Red light cameras are also authorized for use throughout the state. Some red light cameras also include radar, and enforce speed limits. This is especially true in Baltimore City.
 
 
=== Other camera types ===
 
 
These are cameras or signs that either provide driver feedback or are used for traffic control such as DOT monitor cameras and emergency vehicle detectors.  These devices '''CAN NOT''' issue tickets and should not be mapped.
 
 
[[Cameras#Know your Cameras|How to Identify Cameras]].
 
 
== Mid Atlantic State Managers ==
 
 
If you are granted state wide editing privileges in Maryland , Washington DC, West Virginia , or Virginia please add yourself to the table.
 
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="2"
 
|- align="center"
 
! scope="col" width="100pt" bgcolor="skyblue" | Username
 
! scope="col" width="200pt" bgcolor="skyblue" | Area Managed
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
 
| colspan="2" | '''Rank 6 Country Managers'''
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="FE9A2E"
 
| [[User:CBenson|CBenson]]
 
|Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
 
| colspan="2" | '''Rank 5 State Manager'''
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| [[User:Kodi75|Kodi75]]
 
| MD State Manager
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| [[User:Trooster10|Trooster10]]
 
| MD State Manager
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| [[User:Russblau|russblau]]
 
| DC State Manager
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| [[User:ct13|ct13]]
 
| VA State Manager
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="white"
 
| [[User:Mike-1323|Mike-1323]]
 
| VA State Manager
 
|}
 
 
[[Category:USA]]
 
[[Category:Maryland]]
 
[[Category:West Virginia]]
 
[[Category:Virginia]]
 

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