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Q: OpenStreeMap has extensive map data, licensed under the Creative Commons license. Why doesn't Waze use this data? Isn't it a waste of effort to rebuild all map data from scratch?
 
Q: OpenStreeMap has extensive map data, licensed under the Creative Commons license. Why doesn't Waze use this data? Isn't it a waste of effort to rebuild all map data from scratch?
  
A: The business model that Waze plans to use involves keeping Waze free by selling map and traffic data[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3142#p3142]. The CC license used by OSM does not allow this. Waze is currently looking at a collaboration solution[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3140#p3140]. In the meantime, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topologically_Integrated_Geographic_Encoding_and_Referencing US TIGER] data has been imported[http://www.waze.com/faq/#8].
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A: The business model that Waze plans to use involves keeping Waze free by selling map and traffic data[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3142#p3142]. The CC license used by OSM does not allow this. In the meantime, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topologically_Integrated_Geographic_Encoding_and_Referencing US TIGER] data has been imported[http://www.waze.com/faq/#8].
  
 
=== Integration with Trapster? ===
 
=== Integration with Trapster? ===

Revision as of 16:06, 8 February 2010

Welcome to the Waze Wiki FAQ. This FAQ is user-maintained and designed to supplement the official and technical FAQs:.

How about OpenStreetMap?

Q: OpenStreeMap has extensive map data, licensed under the Creative Commons license. Why doesn't Waze use this data? Isn't it a waste of effort to rebuild all map data from scratch?

A: The business model that Waze plans to use involves keeping Waze free by selling map and traffic data[1]. The CC license used by OSM does not allow this. In the meantime, US TIGER data has been imported[2].

Integration with Trapster?

Waze has attempted to open a discussion with Trapster, but Trapster has shown less interest so far[3].

How about Google's crowdsourced traffic?

Please see this forum post.


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