- Spoken turn-by-turn directions
- Spoken street names (Text-to-Speech) [a]
- Real time traffic reports
- Real time Gas Prices [b]
- Toll road avoidance [b]
- Free regular updates to the map that you can help make are installed automatically
- Search for destinations how you like: entire address at once, category, place name, landmark or use the addresses from your contacts
- Integrated destination search: Google, Foursquare, Bing
- Support for apps to insert destinations into Waze, such as Localscope
- Support for multiple languages
- Gaming elements for fun and integrated social networking
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- The Australian road network covers more than 817,000 kilometres.
- Approximately 657,000 kilometres are controlled by local government - although state-controlled roads account for about three quarters of all vehicle kilometres travelled.
- There are more than 37,000 road bridges across Australia.
- More than three quarters of all passenger kilometres travelled in Australia occur on roads.
- Public transport is a major user of our road network. In Melbourne, for example, more than 80 per cent of all public transport kilometres are travelled on roads.
- Source: Roads Australia
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Code of Conduct
This para serves as a guideline for all Wazers, willing to contribute to the Australian map.
In our style guide we have written and refered to many pages in the Wiki, showing and telling what has to be done to edit the map. We here in Australia decided to also state, how we would like to see the work done.
- Every Wazer, regardless of his rank or origin, is encouraged and welcome to contribute to the Australian map. Nevertheless anyone is required to act in the herestated manner and to follow the rules stated in the Australian Wiki.
- Contributers to the Australian map are also welcome to add the graphic to their (forum)signature to show their affiliation to the Australian Waze Community
- We expect all map editors to regulary visit the Australian forum. Though we would appreciate a line from you too, you're not required to post there, but to keep in touch with the thoughts and various projects running in the community (i.e Servos, that's what we call a Gas-station here)
- Allways keep in mind, that everyone of us is vouluntarily giving its time to Waze, noone is a Waze empoyee. So please respect that everybody has a private live too, and include this when expecting an answer - be it in the forum of via a PM.
- Work toghether and not against one another. Allways keep a look on the timestamp, when considering to change existing elements. If it has been edited recently, it might still be under construction by the last editor. If you think, something has to be done immediately please get in contact with the last editor via PM.
- Don't leave "loose ends". The last editor of a segment is responible for it. So if you choose to create a new segment or edit an existing make sure that you make it ready by adding street- and cityname, proper label, turn restrictions. We don't expect you to do all at once - somtimes you will have to look for additional information or a feedback from the editor before you, but ensure to make all necessary adjustments at least within a month. Just performing slight geometry changes to snap off some points and edits is not our style here.
- Special note: in accordance with the implementation of google search and to get a working road grid as soon as possible, guest editors, wide area managers and country managers may choose to use the "no name" option when naming a street (or lower) to make them routeable. To prevent smudged cities the city names are to be applied any time. Local editors are encouraged to add the proper street names as they see able to.
- We expect that all activities concerning Waze in Australia are carried out in a spirit of mutual respect and we want you to show it. So keep the wording nice and friendly - and don't be shy using the "thank you"-button if you get an answer to a question or help with a problem.
We are serious with this and already hired a guy to enforce this rules if necessary:
Style Guide for Map Editing
Useful Sites for Map Editing:
Your local shire and state may also provide maps which show in greater detail for features other than roads.