Feed The Waze - United States Version

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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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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 sketch » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:22 pm

MGODLEW wrote:Why Int'l but not the States?

Simply enough, because its creator is based in Europe. It's not an official tool, although it may have some official support.

I'd love to see it here, but I don't expect to.
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Re: Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby MGODLEW » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:29 pm

I tried sending emails to the addresses listed on Feed the Waze but haven't received a reply. :? So basically all we need is someone to create a US based version? What all would we need for us to do that?

Personally, I think this would be easy for Waze to implement here in the states. Perhaps allow registered users the ability to do so via the LiveMap. Furthermore, I would like to see the ability for "Official Reporters" Such as 911 Centers or Law Enforcement or New Media Outlets so Wazers know the report is 100% valid. Also, give them the ability to specify an expiration time for the report or the ability to clear a report once the hazard or road conditions have cleared.
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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 MGODLEW » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:22 pm

If they need any help moderating or anything, I'd be glad to assist.
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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 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 sketch » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:11 pm

I wouldn't mind adding things personally though, construction zones and potholes and such. It'd be a lot nicer to alert someone of construction ahead when there's construction ahead instead of using any of this (CONST ZN) stuff.
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Re: Feed The Waze - United States Version

Postby MGODLEW » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:14 pm

I spoke to the someone affiliated with Feed the Waze yesterday, a US version wasn't planned but will try to expand its service as per my request.


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