Big news! You can help bring gas prices and toll roads info to your country!

Exciting news today for users in countries where community-updated gas prices haven't been rolled out yet. Now you guys can actively help bring these features to your country faster... Maybe even as soon as a few weeks from now!

The first step in unveiling gas price features is to have enough gas station on the map. And that's where you come in!

Starting today, our map editor allows you to add gas station locations to the map (available in all countries except US and Canada).

To add a gas station in the map editor, simply add a landmark and select type: Gas Station. You can then define the rest of its properties, such as brand name and address. (Hey, never edited the map before? It's a cinch, just watch this).

In some countries, you'll see that the editor is missing a list of local gas brands. Not to worry though. You can help by submitting your country's gas brands here.

But wait, that's not all!

You can now help Wazers in your country avoid toll roads too, with another new feature available today in the map editor. Mark toll roads in your area by selecting road segments and flagging them "Toll Road" in segment properties.

As soon as a road is specified a toll road, it will immediately be marked as such in the app, improving Wazers' routing options. Then, once the community in each country lets us know that all of its toll roads are mapped, we'll release an 'avoid toll roads' setting in the app, so Wazers can choose if they'd like to stick to toll-free routing on a regular basis.

Hows that for two big wins today? Now, more than ever, Waze can help you save time and cash on the road.

17 comments:

  1. All the UK Toll roads have already been mapped :-)

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  2. HUGE!!! Living in DC I hated not being able to avoid toll roads. I CAN'T WAIT for this setting! Please make it a "sticky" setting or whatever, so that it stays checked until I uncheck it. Google Nav makes you select it every time you use it, which blows. Thank you so much!!!

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  3. The editor on http://es.waze.com for Mexico do not show the option to specify a toll road!!!

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  4. When will gas station enter be available for US and Canada?

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  5. Where do I enter the address of the gas station? In the field Details?

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  6. You will have to refresh your browser on the editor screen (CTRL-F5) to see the new Toll/Gas Station options.

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  7. Toll road in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) is already set as toll road and locked
    When will be able to add Gas Stations?

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  8. Flemming JacobsenJuly 19, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Looks sweet.

    But do you only want the gas "grades" that all sell, or can brand specific "versions" be added as well?

    Because we got specialty stuff like "Shell VPower" thats 99 octane, and other fuels with special additivies, not sure of you those as well, and I know a few other europen countries has this as well.?

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  9. An example of how to enter the gas stations so that you can search them in waze, would be good.

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  10. Hi - is it still only Chrome that is supporting the editor for the Mac?

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  11. Hi Joost:
    It works alright on Firefox but still a better bet on Chrome

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  12. Now when you can add properties to the road (like "Toll road"), I would like to suggest again adding "Dirt road" option as well (as this is also one type of road that users can avoid if like).

    The current "Dirt roads / 4X4 Trails" doesn't work well as these are ok for really small 4x4 or mud roads. In Estonia we (and I know that Latvians too) have a lot of minor roads without asphalt but otherwise in good condition where you can usually drive 70-90 km/h. The only problem is that during wet and dry days these make your car dirty ("a little bit"). These are big roads connecting countryside locations.

    Problem with current 4x4 road type is that these are meant for a small local roads and not visible in the big map when zoomed out. This happens with Waze client too when using automatic zoom and driving fast which means that you do not see a road any more and just fly over empty map which is not very helpful or is even confusing (you usually would like to start paving in such case).

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  13. this option is the reason i checked blog haha ... any idea how soon??

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  14. being i use mine for work ... i want to avoid all toll roads..

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  15. Maybe this wouldn't be logistically feasible, but how about marking specific toll booths rather than segments of toll roads? I can think of a couple instances near me where routing through one toll road is cheaper than another because there are fewer booths along the way.

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