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Good news. This can be a huge step for us all!

Post by AlanOfTheBerg
Here's the Google Blog write-up from Brian: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/ ... rting.html

I'm glad the community will be sticking together as-is for the time-being. I'm really interested in finding out what "working with Google maps team" as it relates to Waze really means.

A hearty congratulations to the Waze leadership for getting your baby Wazer to this point. Your investors must be pretty pleased. :mrgreen:
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leocylau wrote:By the way, does it mean there is no more copyright issue to use Google map on Waze?
(I think your post got moved from the main announcement.)
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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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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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xteejx wrote:Use Googles servers and resources for what they're worth. Live map tile refreshes maybe? Overkill perhaps.
Already possible and being done with livemap. Sorta.
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edsonajj wrote:Only for the US-Canada server. ROTW probably needs a lot more processing power.
Nope. I just added this segment and it shows (on click) on the Livemap instantly.
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edsonajj wrote:
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edsonajj wrote:Only for the US-Canada server. ROTW probably needs a lot more processing power.
Nope. I just added this segment and it shows (on click) on the Livemap instantly.
Then the new livemap was applied to both servers? Since the beta thread always said it was only for US/Canada I hadn't even bothered to check on ROTW.
The "new" livemap applies to the visual elements and timely updating of the visual representation of the map. That you can click on a segment added seconds ago seems to apply to both servers.
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noam wrote:...Our employees, managers, founders and I are all committed to our vision for many years to come.
Except those who take the $1.2mil and leave? :mrgreen:
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sketch wrote:Anyone see the iOS google maps update?

"Enhanced navigation including live traffic updates and incident reports"
Yep. I looked for them, but didn't see any. Didn't see how to report them from GMaps either.
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nheminge wrote:So will waze then be integrated into google maps completely eventually?
No. Previously covered in this thread.
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