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Postby Mynios » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:27 pm

Of course Germany has to discuss first how we feel. :D

Personally: Thanks God it isn't Facebook.!

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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Scorp42 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:29 pm

Congratulations for all! It seems as though it is well deserved.

I'm interested to see what the long term effects are, and what all will change with this new relationship. I do hope though, that the Waze team is more forthcoming with information in the "whats coming" department, than they have been with the aquisition discussions and rumors. I was rather demotivated by the prospect that facebook may have been acquiring the data/company. Now that the truth is known, I hope waze will keep an open relationship and communication path with the userbase about what changes to expect, and the general timeline. I understand it's "business as usual" right now, but it will inevitably change. I just hope those changes aren't kept quiet.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby ccdmas » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:35 pm

Congrats Waze! I actually hoped that would happen (although my fellow wazer here said we're still discussing in Germany ;)), and I like what I hear so far how it's going to move forward.

I have high hopes in bettter performance due to more ressources, plus better search and aerials. Everything else will be seen in the hopefully bright future.

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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby SverkerN » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:46 pm

Congratulations Waze! :-)

ccdmas wrote:I have high hopes in bettter performance due to more ressources, plus better search and aerials. Everything else will be seen in the hopefully bright future.

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I also hope for Google aerials! Right now, half of Sweden has no aerials at from zoom level 2 and higher.

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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby vince1612 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:47 pm

Google confirmed it here: http://googleblog.blogspot.ch/2013/06/g ... rting.html

Congrats Waze Team !

I realize there are many people not happy over the Google acquisition from reading certain comments. But all in all I'm just happy it's Google and not Apple or Facebook, they would probably have made Waze a lot worse, but Google Maps ARE good, so I'm sure Waze can really benefit from it.

As for those who are paranoid with the government following you, well chill, your life is probably not as interesting as you want to make it sound. Besides you all know where the OFF switch to your GPS is don't you?

I just wonder if that will change things on the long run and if we will still use the current map we work on editing everyday or switch to a Google Map of some sort. Time will tell
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby pydagenais » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:49 pm

Grongrats to waze and google association,

but what will happen to the map editors ??
google got his own crew and editors for the google map and waze got his own way that is far more permissive then google that ask up to 1 month before some major adjustements on the map !!

like for 3 months ill change an high-way exit into an entrance for road work,
the edit will be in a day for waze and google will never admit it !!

what will happen to the edit points ??
i got near 1k edits on google and 10k on waze.. will they merge ??

its great for waze, but what will happen ???

Thanks to give us a free map, but will we keep it as our map, or a mess that takes forever to edit !!
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:50 pm

vince1612 wrote:Google confirmed it here: http://googleblog.blogspot.ch/2013/06/g ... rting.html

Beat you, like 2 hours ago. 3rd post. :ugeek:
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:51 pm

pydagenais wrote:but what will happen to the map editors ??
google got his own crew and editors for the google map and waze got his own way that is far more permissive then google that ask up to 1 month before some major adjustements on the map !!

Please read the entire thread here. Shirli answered that question already.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby leocylau » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:52 pm

ccdmas wrote:I also hope for Google aerials!

If we can keep the bing map and have a function to swap between 2 even better :mrgreen:
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby davipt » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:54 pm

pydagenais wrote:google got his own crew and editors for the google map and waze got his own way that is far more permissive then google that ask up to 1 month before some major adjustements on the map !!


Well, there is no mapmaker support for Portugal and many other countries, and google maps have errors that goes back years and years, hence why I've always said that in terms of routing, for me, it's waze->bing->gmaps.

If we do get Google search and the *OPTION* of using bing or google aerials, it would already be a good start.
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