Pizuz wrote:You can click the Livemap link in the top menu bar which brings you to the current location on the livemap.
But why google?? And Waze livemap? At least put livemap back... it was very useful.
Why remove all the references to external maps???
What are the "legal reasons" ??
As the last sentence quoted says, if Waze is challenged legally about the map in a certain area, as having been (partially) copied from a copyrighted source, it will not be able to easily pick out which edits were illegal. They will have to show the courts they are taking decisive action as soon as they learn of the infraction. To do so they will, as they have already done in the past, revert the map of that entire area (possibly even the entire country) back to the basemap import. All the work of the editors in that area will be lost permanently. This is why it is imperative not to copy anything into Waze from external sources. Having the links to those sources readily available, makes it all that much easier for an unsuspecting editor who hasn't read this wiki page to mistakenly copy over protected data into Waze.Using external sources wiki page wrote:Usage of any external copyrighted source of information, in order to add information to the Waze database or maps, is not allowed. External copyright information includes any online or printed map information that is not provided by Waze through the Waze Map Editor interface.
Using any source of external copyright information puts the Waze maps under danger of being forced to revert all changes done to the map in your area / country.
and then add that information into Waze. If we did that, we are STEALING that data from the other source, and it can cause major problems! What Waze is saying, is that you were never allowed to use those sources to gather information to be copied into Waze. They don't actively look for it, but if it is ever brought to their attention that such actions were taking place, i.e. people were copying data from other sources into Waze, you can rest assured that to avoid any legal troubles, the staff would immediately just wipe that entire area clean of any-and-all edits. This would then bring that area back to zero erasing countless hours of our volunteer work. No-one wants that to happen, so they asked nicely, to make it harder for people to do that.elcitia wrote:... search any point place or street name quickly, and the other map will be reference for best result. I hope it will be back soon?
Fredo-p wrote:Did anyone download the script? Maybe we could get that section of the script to manually enter the links back into the toolbar for those who want to use it.
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