In our humble attempt to take over the world one traffic lane at a time, waze is proud to announce today that we’ve gone global! Wazers from all around the world are now able to use our platform to build crowdsourced maps, 100% from scratch. In fact, in certain countries with no base map, users will literally be building maps from scratch – paving the roads entirely themselves, as they drive…
Already, driving communities have organically formed in over 20 countries around the globe, including Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, Kazakhstan, and Trinidad Tobago – and people have even begun map editing their regions online at world.waze.com.
The funny part is that even before we opened up the platform for international use, we’d see wazers in clusters on the map in areas with no waze support, self-organizing to check out what we have to offer. In fact, in Singapore, the highway grid was mapped in just a few days by a handful of active users! We thought it was a pretty amazing thing to see, so we decided to formally open waze to users, worldwide, so everyone can enjoy crowdsourced maps and, eventually, free navigation, turn-by-turn directions + an improved daily commute.
Help us spread the word to your friends in far away places – the more wazers on the road, the more everyone benefits!