Tips & Tricks for a better Map Creator Experience

Hey Mappers,

Your editing work is always fantastic, and we want to make sure that it’s integrated as quickly and efficiently as possible. Therefore, we’ve created the following short checklist for you to use when adding or fixing roads:

1. Smooth Geometry

While adding or editing road geometry, try to smooth it as much as possible, to prevent a sharp angle validation. See example in image 1 vs image 2:


How? Simply click on and drag the red or grey circles in order to create more shape points and create a better representation of reality. Check image bellow:





2. Connecting Geometry

Make sure your road is connected to the existing road network – click on the “Highlight missing connections” button before you start adding a road, so you can easily detect “floating”  or disconnected roads:


After adding your road, make sure to select the correct option in the menu that pops up.

In image 3 (if the menu does NOT appear, this means your road isn’t connected – so make sure your road overlaps with an existing one). A node (square) will appear at the new connection you just created as in image 4.




3. Roundabout Tool

Drawing circles with a mouse is very, very tricky;

To help you out, our awesome team of developers has created a roundabout tool – simply go to the centre of the location where you want to add a roundabout as in image 6

Then right-click and select “Add New Roundabout” as seen in image 7

Finally this will create a perfect circle that you can simply stretch /shrink and drag into place. Time saved.




4. Places contact information

When adding contact information in one place, use all the information at your disposal. Do not forget that passing the mouse cursor over the icon “i” will show tips on how to correctly complete the attributes.  Whenever you see a red triangle with an exclamation point next to the attribute, it is a sign that something is incorrectly populated.






And that’s it! As always, if you’ve got any questions, send us an email to

Happy Editing


The HERE Western Europe Community Team

Paolo, Massi, Arturs, Alicja, Belén, Solène, Ben, Pedro, Georg and Eric


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