Feed The Waze - United States Version

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Re: Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby aplycon » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:54 am

I also work in a 911 center and would be able to report such closures and accidents remotely. I think this would be a very beneficial feature added to the US server.
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Re: Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby CBenson » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:02 pm

I'll just put my two cents in. There are plenty of reports on the map where I am. Just adding more of them from external sources seems unlikely to help me. I actually find that the reports on waze to be more accurate than reports for the authorities. There are plenty of times the DC police twitter feed just gives the wrong location. Seems there is just less places for errors to be introduced when the report is directly from reporter to me and the location of the reporter is automatically recorded.
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Re: Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby doctorkb » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:21 pm

I've sent a PM to the maintainers to ask if it could be used on the US / Canada server. I suspect that if it's on for one, it would be trivial for it to be on for the other, so as long as the US Champs are on-board with it, that should be easy.

I'll report back when I hear anything.
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Re: Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby doctorkb » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:00 pm

CBenson wrote:I'll just put my two cents in. There are plenty of reports on the map where I am. Just adding more of them from external sources seems unlikely to help me. I actually find that the reports on waze to be more accurate than reports for the authorities. There are plenty of times the DC police twitter feed just gives the wrong location. Seems there is just less places for errors to be introduced when the report is directly from reporter to me and the location of the reporter is automatically recorded.


I'd like to think that while it may slightly increase quantity, it will drastically improve quality of reports. I know that *I* don't report all I see along my route, as it's just not possible to do while keeping complete control of the vehicle. I do remember the potholes that nearly eat my car, though, and would enter the report when I got to my desk.

Same thing with map errors. I can be more descriptive at a computer, so it would improve the quality of any report I might give.
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Re: Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby Fedelosa » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:59 pm

I requested an area on the site few weeks ago, but no response :(
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Re: Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby goldmanns » Thu May 22, 2014 7:14 pm

Any idea how Feed The Waze got the data over to Waze servers? I could find no official API that would allow that.
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Re: Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby hikerguy » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:03 pm

...I know that *I* don't report all I see along my route, as it's just not possible to do while keeping complete control of the vehicle. I do remember the potholes that nearly eat my car, though, and would enter the report when I got to my desk.

Same thing with map errors. I can be more descriptive at a computer, so it would improve the quality of any report I might give.


I'm in 100% agreement with doctorkb. I had an instance last night where there was a big piece of carpet in the road, but of coursse, I couldnt report it right then and there because I was in motion (and nowhere convenient to pull over). Had there been a way to report this when I got home, I definitely would have done it. We really need this feature in the States.
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Re: Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby karlcr9911 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:01 pm

Yes, I would love this feature. I work for a public safety agency that covers 16,000 square miles in Texas and could easily and quickly report traffic collisions as they occur.
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Re: Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby Lequs » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:19 am

Add me to the list of people that would like this functionality in the US. Understand that its a time and development issue and its volunteers working on it, just want to show support.
Sorry if I missed someone saying it but I think even if you had to have permissions to do it, like show you are a trained responder or such, it could potentially be a great additional resource.
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Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby MGODLEW » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:51 pm

Are there any plans to allow reporting in the US for Feed The Waze? If so, do we know when we can expect it? This is something that would benefit the Waze community here in the States tremendously! 911 centers & police can report accidents as they come in, News media outlets can add traffic reports to the map as they receive them. All I've been told so far is that it is not possible, if it is not planned anytime soon, any reason why it is not? Why Int'l but not the States?

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