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Waze's traffic data includes the option of reporting the location of nearby police.Waze's traffic data includes the option of reporting the location of nearby police.

Police versus Waze

Over fifty million users have downloaded Waze.  Waze is a crowdsourcing traffic app that relies on user inputs to tell other users where there are traffic problems such as accidents.  The reporting function of Waze also includes the ability to alert other drivers about speed traps and the location of […]

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Crowdsourced Traffic Data from Waze on Google Maps

Crowdsourced Traffic Data from Waze on Google Maps

Users of Google’s mapping products will notice the addition of more detailed traffic data, courtesy of Waze, an app that collects traffic and roadway conditions from its users. Last week, Google announced the integration of Waze user incident reports into its Google Maps for Mobile apps.  Android and iOS users […]

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Mapping News: ArcGIS 10.1, QGIS 1.8, Waze 3.2, Google Maps Coordinates

In the last few weeks of June 2012, ArcGIS 1.01 and QGIS 1.8 were released, Google slashed its Google Maps API prices and released a tracking application for mobile workers. Waze released an update that provide users with access to cheap gas locations and discounted gas coupons.  The US Census […]

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Of Interest:  Future of Navigation, Beauty of Maps on YouTube, Time Zones, Geographers in Demand

Of Interest: Future of Navigation, Beauty of Maps on YouTube, Time Zones, Geographers in Demand

Di-Ann Eisnor of Waze and Craig Chapman of Inrix are part of a roundtable podcast entitled “Where is navigation going?” over on Cnet.  The podcast discusses how traffic data is collected, comparison of the benefits of car navigation devices and inter-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.  (via @DiAnnEisnor) BBC has posted the […]

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Major Update for Waze

Major Update for Waze

Waze, the crowd-sourcing traffic application, has announced the release of version 2.0.  This release launches new driving “groups”, a feature that allows users to discover and connect to other drivers who share common interests on the road. Groups allows drivers that share common interests, geography, or commutes to share information among […]

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GeoBriefs: James Fee Celebrates Five Years of Blogging, Waze Goes Local with Los Angeles

James Fee’s blog passed the five year mark on May 25th with “1,688 posts and 13,450 comments.”  James Fee has one of the most popular GIS related blogs at http://spatiallyadjusted.com.  James Fee was recently profiled on GIS Lounge. Waze, the crowdsourcing traffic application, has announced their first local site for […]