Why do you edit maps?

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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby harling » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:05 pm

In terms of personality typing, I'm an Idealist (NF) rather than a Rational (NT). So although I too am a software engineer by profession, I'm less motivated by the technology per se, and more so by a sense that this is a worthwhile project in human terms. I contribute to Waze because I like the concept of crowdsourcing, and collaborative efforts to make systems work.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby gryzman » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:09 am

Because as much as I love driving (no sarcasm intended), and challenge (likewise) - sending me over this road every day is not fun (especially in winter time):

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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby gryzman » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:21 pm

jemay wrote:
gryzman wrote:Because I like the idea of community working on content like that, some of it makes really sense.
However, when I encounter moments like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1E8RKlbyBs I like to scream and give up.
The video is private, so not able to view.

Done. I was meaning to make it unlisted :-)
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby gryzman » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:07 pm

Because I like the idea of community working on content like that, some of it makes really sense.
However, when I encounter moments like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1E8RKlbyBs I like to scream and give up.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby GiorgioLontano » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 pm

I edit because I use Waze to outsmart traffic ( :lol: ) in Guatemala City, and before I found this app I used to try out different routes (if sometimes convoluted) to minimize the time I spend driving. Now I have a tool that not only helps me measure the times and distances that those routes take, but it has also helped me find new ones!

I also work in logistics, so I use GPS to track vehicles and all that. I don't use Waze for work, but my job has turned me into a map geek. :ugeek:
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby ghbrett » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:22 am

I am new to Waze, but I want to make sure my neighborhood is correctly mapped. Plus there are changes happening and I'd like other Wazers to know about them like the Dunkin Donut shop that just opened up on the corner near here.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby fotrik » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:06 am

Well, I chose Waze as the best navigation app for me with all the great additional functionality regarding traffic. To be able to use it to my (several) usual destinations I want to have the map as good as possible. And it's a great satisfaction if you change the map a lot, see the results in the app within days and know that many other users are more happy from the work you do.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby DangerDaneDK » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:36 pm

I do it mainly because I like helping out and adding to the collective map, so that others might benefit from a map more updated then most other GPS providers actually supply. I dont work in IT but would like to, but for the time being my present jobs keeps my bills paid so that is all well and good.

At the same time it gives me plenty of time on the road so I get to explore a big part of my country and map out "new" roads and get them added to the map so that it slowly and surely improves, considering we had no basemap to start with AT ALL.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby CrackedLCD » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:01 am

Since being granted level 5 access a while ago, I've found the reasons why I edit maps have changed a little. Most of the roads have gotten "up to date" in the areas I'm familiar with, so I'm mostly trying to fix user and system errors these days. I'm also interested in the landmarks debate in the US and have been pre-emptively trying to get my region's landmarks into some sort of compliance with what will probably be the new rules at some point. I'm also trying to add more parks to the map as I've gotten very positive feedback from Wazers in my area on having them displayed, since it adds great context to what we're looking at while studying the roads.

Unfortunately I just found out that someone has come along and deleted a good two dozen of the parks I created in a nearby larger city, so I've had to take the time to re-research them and add them back. This time they're being locked. I hate to do that (and used to hate anything locked when I was but an egg at this) but it's too much work to go around re-creating all this over and over.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby CrackedLCD » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:27 pm

rivermedic wrote:I'm a paramedic in a very rural Texas county; we have correct maps and all GPS systems are wrong. With Waze I can see immediate results and updates. There is much satisfaction in that and getting an ambulance to the scene without any errors. I appreciate all the work of you hard working Texas Wazers out there and all the help you have given me!


Awesome! If anyone knows the intricacies of area roads, it would be the EMTs and public safety personnel. 8-)
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