Waze joins Google

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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby usa_oiyo3unw » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:19 pm

I was hoping nothing would change, glad to see it hasnt. So is google going to be stealing your updated maps now?
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby floppyrod84 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:48 pm

So if I buy something from you and use it, you'd call the police because I stole it?

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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Machete808 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:46 pm

Here's my hope: If Waze is ultimately to be joined at the hip to other Google apps, I'd like Google to give Wazers a fast track to making updates to Google Maps. A lot of the point-of-interest searches go awry via third-party queries (Google and Bing), and when revisions are submitted they take eons before they're approved, if at all.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby DOT_0968 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:50 pm

Congrats to everyone at Waze.... This program/map app is the best idea i have ever seen!! I just joined about a week ago and im just mad b/c i didn't know about it any sooner!! Keep up the good work guys/gals at waze!!!
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Earl_Dukedog » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:42 pm

j2002 wrote:What sense has that in this thread?


Only 10% of people in the UK who downloaded Waze appear to be using it so either 90% are casual user or they've switched. The point I was making was that if Waze Will use goggle maps then:
A) why update the map because if, as people are suggesting, it is integrated their will be no need? Which leads to...
B) Waze is a driving app not a map app that allows navigation, so to use Google maps will add all the " clutter" that Waze avoids. So now that you're going to get all the clutter...
C) why use Waze at all? Especially in light of the fact that...
D) goggle maps are now integrated with other key apps on the Sony car dock app - which appears to be the plan for android 4.3 in general

So, in summary: unless Waze only gets what it needs from Google maps to be a better driving app then it is effectively redundant...

And this may seem a really dumb question, why see your friends on Facebook and not Google+? Seeing as waze is now a google product?
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby sketch » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:24 am

Waze will not be using Google's maps.

Google has provided editors with tools (street view, aerials) to aid in editing our maps, which remain separate.

You can't add Google+ friends yet because change takes time. There are many more important features and problems the Waze development team needs to address first. I'm sure it's inevitable at this point.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Earl_Dukedog » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:08 am

Haven't had a PM, so I guess it isn't me...

Copying anyone's maps is a bit "risky":
I too have found numerous examples locally, but some of them are Google copies (and what's worse is they are locked at level 3 or above! - The Grand union Canal is a water feature not a walking trail - You can't walk through tunnels!)
However, you'd think OS maps would be a better source - Wrong... There are numerous examples of where the street names are wrong and, guess what, Google maps has exactly the same errors and until last weekend (When I noticed them) so did Waze!

In short, having an army of locals keeping the Waze map up to date, using "local knowledge" makes the maps more accurate, which should help improve the Google Maps.

As for G+, not in a hurry for that, everyone I know is on Facebook, except me...
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby StealthNinjaPeaceful » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:09 pm

So will waze then be integrated into google maps completely eventually?
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:10 pm

nheminge wrote:So will waze then be integrated into google maps completely eventually?

No. Previously covered in this thread.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby T0unet » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:03 pm

However, I think the best future for waze is to replace navigation part of google maps. :)
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