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is wikimapia partnership possible?

Postby fred-porto » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:01 pm

Hi,

First of all, I live in Brazil and speak brazilian portuguese, so, sorry for any wrong writing, ok?

Well, I've read the blog notice about the wazers performance in fixing the map errors... well, I truly believe that if, in Brazil, we could have a better satellite images, we could have a better work!

Please, guys, take a brief look at the Bing Aerials we have in Brazil! It's, sometimes, a crap! As an area manager of my city, I am satisfied with the image's quality, (we have some unaligned part of the city, though) but and I travel to inner country... well, things get worse fast!

As an example, in Paraiba State, I live at it's capital... I can fix the city because I can see the roads... but if I try to fix Esperança, Mamanguape, Sapé, Mari, Areia cities (and the list is very big) images are useless! I barely can see the place where the city is!

So, now you understand that our benchmark is not as good as it could be! Esperança city has reports since last september about misalignment, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to us to fix that kind of problem! In fact, all reports in that city can't be fixed because of the bing aerials image!

But, when I open wikimapia website and point to Esperança or Areia cities, for instance, I can see everything! That would be great if we could use those images to fix waze maps!

Is there any chance to waze map editor make a partership with wikimapia to share/use those images?

Thanks for reading.

Fred.
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Re: is wikimapia partnership possible?

Postby fred-porto » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:57 am

I forgot to put the link to wikimapia.... is http://www.wikimapia.org.

As they work similar to us (collaboratively), I think they could help us.

And I do this question because I've read this section below, which is in FAQ section:

Why are aerials not available or are low resolution?
Due to Waze's business model (which keeps the product free to us users) they are limited in what sources they can use for aerial maps. Normally this means using free sources which will of course be of lower resolution or availability then aerials available from commercial sources. If you know of a source that the licensing appears to be free for commercial use and in particular has no strings on derivative use, then send that source to Waze using the Quick Help support form found at Waze Support and they will look into it, and see if it will work.
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Re: is wikimapia partnership possible?

Postby fred-porto » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:18 pm

No, because i did not find the "quick help support form"... :roll: in fact, I just become an area manager with the help of antigerme, from Brazil, cause I also did not understood, that time, how to fill the AM form in english...

please, fell free to fill this help form as your idea, if it will give us a faster answer... I don't care... all I wanted was to share this website I found as an alternative to bing aerials in my country... Also, I don't know if this question was made before.

thanks.

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Re: is wikimapia partnership possible?

Postby fred-porto » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:39 am

thanks, gamersea, for your support.

I was able to create the idea.

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Re: is wikimapia partnership possible?

Postby gamersea » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:05 pm

So did you send this idea in via the link? As the Faq says?
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Re: is wikimapia partnership possible?

Postby gamersea » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:25 pm

Hi,

I've made a request in the quick help form on your regards, with a link to this thread.
We will see if they give a response;-)
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Re: is wikimapia partnership possible?

Postby gamersea » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:41 pm

I've got the following reply:

Waze Support wrote:In reply to your inquiry "New aerials wikimapia":

Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

We suggest that you share them in our uservoice.

This will allow other people to see your ideas and vote for them as well.

That way we can understand better what are the most popular ideas and consider implementing them in future versions.

Best regards,

Yonatan



So I suggest you put you're idea on http://waze.uservoice.com. I will certainly vote for your idea:)
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Re: is wikimapia partnership possible?

Postby gamersea » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:04 pm

If you post a link here, people also know to find it right away to vote on it ;-)
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