crazycomputingdotnet wrote:Waze used to handle this a lot better.
cymike wrote:crazycomputingdotnet wrote:Waze used to handle this a lot better.
Well, it used to handle many things better. I recall a time when there was no more than 1-2 days of a delay between map edits and map tiles reflecting them (even that delay was annoying). Now a map tiles update is considered a newsworthy event, takes weeks and sometimes a few announcements of additional delays precede it
Come on guys, get your act together. Waze is such a great idea but such a poor implementation
crazycomputingdotnet wrote:Waze used to handle this a lot better. I live in an area that is really spotty in cell coverage and usually lose ~10 miles a day when I go the route of the highway.
cymike wrote:Their business model seems to be based on monetizing traffic data contributed by users. See http://waze.tv/ for example.
Sort of, depending on how you parse what was said in TWiST #226, the map, traffic data, or both were sold in certain markets. I'd imagine in some countries there's a real lack of any comprehensive traffic profiling which is something Waze can provide for those markets, however it's a quickly saturating market to where the data is so cheap as to be insignificant in comparison to operating costs.gettingthere wrote:It may no longer be viable to monetize the traffic data. I don't believe that Waze has managed to sell any of this traffic data to anyone as of yet.
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