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Waze joins Google

Post by maantje76
Good news. This can be a huge step for us all!
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Post by meb001
Google aerial views, that is a very good new, congratulations Waze team!
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Post by Machete808
NorfolkMustard wrote: My expectation: waze editors invited to join existing google map maker community. Any improvements in routing algorithms subsumed into gMaps
What would be the incentive for Waze editors to join the Google "community"? I got a free nav app from Waze, at least, and I don't need to compound my map-making addiction with more work. I don't expect to see any merging -- except for the ads, of course.

Don't get me wrong -- I'm delighted at the prospect of getting aerials (far better than Bing's in my area) and Street View!
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Post by Machete808
You know, I kind of doubt they're going to do that. Why would they just get a bunch of people mad for no profitable purpose?
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Post by lunarplexus
jeffcarp wrote:Thank you for the update Shirli. If you have two customers, one that heavily edits in Google's editor and one that heavily edits in the Waze editor, will each of their efforts help the entire community going forward? In other words, if I add a road in Google that also isn't in Waze, does my effort help the Waze community and vice versa? If it does not, I think it would be a squandered opportunity that could come from this acquisition. The collective community together can create a much more accurate map than the divided community can when kept separate.
Totally agree with you Jeff. these two communities coming together has mind blowing potential.

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Post by meb001
WeeeZer14 wrote:Thank you for the updates Shirli. And I think the biggest request we all have is to simply continue posts like this and keep the lines of communication open. When we don't hear anything we let our imagination fill in the blanks :lol:
Absolutely! we want to hear more from you, so we can know exactly what is going on, thank yoy Shirli
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Post by maantje76
You're pretty well informed about the financial position of Waze! Thanks for sharing.

But I would kindly ask you to keep it to a discussion in a normal way.

Thanks!
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Post by meb001
fvwazing wrote:OMG. I have seen the future. "Indoor maps with walking directions for malls."
I think that is wonderful
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Post by Machete808
Here's my hope: If Waze is ultimately to be joined at the hip to other Google apps, I'd like Google to give Wazers a fast track to making updates to Google Maps. A lot of the point-of-interest searches go awry via third-party queries (Google and Bing), and when revisions are submitted they take eons before they're approved, if at all.
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Post by meb001
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
T0unet wrote:However, I think the best future for waze is to replace navigation part of google maps. :)
In three years, I'm sure we'll find out.
That would be wonderful Alan
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