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Once you're on a train, or a bus, or anything else that follows a predetermined route, traffic avoidance--Waze's raison d'être--becomes a non-issue. At this point, the only purpose served by mapping a railroad (for example) is so that Wazers who forgot to turn off Waze do not pollute traffic data or generate/clear automatic reports when the tracks run parallel to a roadway.
I don't mean to say that I see no potential usefulness (e.g., incorporating public transportation when routing), just that doing so would be a serious undertaking on the scale of what they have already developed for motor vehicles.
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It might still be advantageous to allow the client to run in "offline" mode, so that if, say, you're on the train/ferry/whatever about to reach the stop where you're then going to jump into your car to complete your onward journey, then you could fire up Waze and get a headstart on planning your drive.
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My understanding is that waze principals are involved in the crowdsourced mass transit app moovit
. If you really want crowdsourced train information you're more likely to see it there than in waze.
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Twister_UK wrote:It might still be advantageous to allow the client to run in "offline" mode, so that if, say, you're on the train/ferry/whatever about to reach the stop where you're then going to jump into your car to complete your onward journey, then you could fire up Waze and get a headstart on planning your drive.
Ferry is bit easier question and in Estonia Waze have no problem with ferries https://world.waze.com/editor/?zoom=3&l ... FFTFTTTTFT
Of course it will be nicer to have "Ferry line" road type
and "Ice road" too (you may see them on same map named as "Jäätee:").
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