Additional road editing tools

1 Copy and paste road details

In situations where roads have the same attributes, it can be faster to use the “Copy details” and “Paste details” feature instead of editing one road segment at a time.

1) Right-click on the road with the attributes you want to copy and select “Copy details”.

Fig.: “Copy details” functionality of road attributes

 

2) Right-click on the road onto which you want to paste the attributes and select “Paste details”.

Fig.: “Paste details” functionality of road attributes

 

Tip: 

  • To copy road attributes to multiple roads at once, use the “Multiple road segment selection” feature (see below).

2 Multiple road segment selection

Edit more efficiently by using the “Multiple link selection” feature. There are two options to select multiple roads:

2.1 Using the “Shift” key on your keyboard

1) Hold the “Shift” key on your keyboard and click on each road segment you want to select.

Fig.: “Shift”+click

 

2) To deselect all road segments, click anywhere on the map.

2.2 Using the rectangle selection

1) Hold the “Shift” key on your keyboard, click and drag to draw a rectangular covering the road segments to be selected. Release the mouse button.

Fig.: “Shift” and draw rectangle

 

2) To deselect all road segments, click anywhere on the map.

Keep the following tips in mind when editing with multiple road segments selected:

  • Select up to 100 road segments at one time. If you try to select more than 100, a notification appears.
Fig.: Notification if the selection exceeds 100 road segments

 

  • Editing will overwrite existing attributes on all selected road segments.
  • If a single attribute has multiple values across selected road segments, this will be reflected in the editing panel:
Fig.: Deviating attributes are highlighted

 

  • Multi selection is especially helpful when editing parking lot roads or residential roads, where attributes tend to be identical.
Fig.: Parking lot roads with identical attributes (e.g. Germany)

 

Fig.: Residential roads with identical attributes (e.g. Mongolia)

3 Select roads with the same name

Edit more efficiently with the “Select roads with the same name” feature. There are two options to select multiple road segments with the same name.

3.1 Using the “Ctrl + Alt” keys on your keyboard

1) Hold the “Ctrl + Alt” keys and click on a named road segment.

Fig: “Ctrl + Alt” and click

 

2) To deselect all road segments, click anywhere on the map.

3.2 Using the “Select same-name roads” option

1) Right-click on the road segment and choose “Select same-name roads”

Fig.: “Select same-name roads” functionality

 

2) To deselect all road segments, click anywhere on the map.

Keep the following tips in mind when editing with multiple road segments selected:

  • This feature only selects road segments with the same name within the map extent on the screen.
  • Editing will overwrite existing attributes on all selected road segments.
  • If a single attribute has multiple values across selected road segments, this will be reflected in the editing panel:
Fig.: Deviating attributes are highlighted

4 Discussions

You can start a Discussion about a road or reply to Discussions started by other users.

4.1 Using the “Start to discuss this road” option

1) Select the relevant road.

2) Click on the “Start to discuss this road” button.

Fig.: “Start to discuss this road” button

 

3) Complete the “Start discussion” form and click “Submit”

Fig.: “Start discussion” form

4.2 Using the “Start Discussion” option

1) Right-click on the relevant road.

2) Select “Start Discussion.”

Fig.: “Start Discussion” option

 

3) Complete the “Start Discussion” form (see example above) and click “Submit”.

4.3 To see or hide your Discussions or Discussions by other users

1) Open the layer menu and expand the “Support Layers” option.

2) Activate the “Discussions” checkbox if you want to see Discussions available in your area.

Fig.: Discussions layer

 

3) Discussions are marked with a yellow icon.

Fig.: Discussions icon

 

4) Hover the cursor over the icon to read the Discussion.

Fig.: Discussion details

4.4 Reply to Discussions

1) Activate the Discussion layer.

2) Hover over an existing Discussion icon and click on the pencil icon.

Fig.: Existing Discussion and pencil icon

 

3) After clicking the pencil icon the “Discussion Board” opens.

Fig.: Discussion Board (click to enlarge image)

 

  • The Discussion Board offers additional features:
    • Subscribe or Unsubscribe to a specific Discussion.
    • Report inappropriate content related to a specific Discussion, which will be reviewed by our internal experts.
    • Upload images to clarify a question or answer.
    • A link to General Guidelines on Discussions
  • After replying in the Discussion Board, click “Submit”.
  • Your contribution appears in the Discussions detail window.
Fig.: Discussion details window

 

Note:

  • Discussions are visible to all Map Creator users.
  • Discussions cannot be deleted.

5 Uploading images

You can upload an image to clarify a road edit.  Uploaded images are only visible to internal experts and used as reference.

1) Select the relevant road.

2) Click on “Upload image.”

Fig.: “Upload image” button

 

3) Browse your computer, select the image for uploading and click “Open.”

Fig.: Select and upload an image from your computer

 

4) After clicking “Open,” the image preview appears

5) The “Upload image” preview offers these features:

  •  The arrows button allows you to move the image to the corresponding location on the map
    • Identify the correct location along the road (e.g. a speed limit sign, …).
    • Identify the correct road side.
Fig.: Image preview and “Move” option

 

Fig.: Moving the image icon to the correct location

 

  • The X button cancels the upload
Fig.: Image preview and “Remove” option

 

  • Click “Save” to upload the image to the Map Creator repository.
Fig.: Image preview and “Save” option

6 Report other (non-editable) road issues

You can report a road related issue which cannot be edited in Map Creator by using the “Feedback” or “Report a map problem” features.

6.1 Using the “Feedback” button

1) Click on the “Feedback” button and choose “Report a map problem”.

Fig.: “Feedback” button and “Report a map problem”

 

2) Complete the “Report a map problem” form:

  • “Select a problem” that best describes the issue.
  • “Select a type” that best describes the problem.
  • “Customer reference id” is optional.
  • Add your comment to the “Please provide us more details” field.
  • “Add image/file” as reference for your report (optional).
  • If needed, move the red marker to the location of the map problem.
  • Click “Submit”
Fig.: “Report a map problem” form and red marker icon

6.2 Using the “Report a map problem” functionality

1) Right-click at the map problem location and choose “Report a map problem” from the menu.

Fig.: “Report a map problem” functionality

 

2) Complete the “Report a map problem” form (see example above) and click “Submit.”

Tip:

  • Images and detailed comments speed up processing.
  • If you don’t find your problem in one of the “Select a problem” categories then choose “Other (Not listed here)”.

7 Report inaccurate geometry of protected roads

Some roads in the HERE database require highly accurate positioning. These roads have been driven and geometry adjusted by internal experts and so their geometry is not editable in Map Creator. If you notice a geometry change on a protected road you can submit a report describing the situation.

1) Turn on the “Highlight protected roads” display to identify if a road is protected.

2) Select the protected road for which you want to report an issue.

3) Click the “Report inaccurate geometry” button.

Fig.: “Report inaccurate geometry” button

 

4)  Complete the “Report a map problem” form:

  • Click on the road and make a draft edit.
  • “Customer reference id” is optional.
  • Add detailed comments to the “Please provide us more details” field.
  • “Add image/file” as reference for your report (optional).
  • Click “Submit” for review by an internal expert.
Fig.: Making a draft edit

 

Note:

  • The changes you make to the geometry are not visible on the map after submitting the issue. An internal expert will first review your report and make the changes if appropriate.