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=== How about OpenStreetMap? ===
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=== What is Cartouche? ===
  
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?
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Cartouche is the name of the map editor.
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You can access it through:
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http://www.waze.com/cartouche (Northern America users)
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http://world.waze.com/cartouche (International/other users)
  
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].
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=== What is Dashboard? ===
  
=== Integration with Trapster? ===
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Dashboard is the name of your personal information console. You can find various information about your Waze account here, including most recent driven routes.
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You can access it through:
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http://www.waze.com/dashboard (Northern America users)
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http://world.waze.com/dashboard (International/other users)
  
Waze has attempted to open a discussion with Trapster, but Trapster has shown less interest so far[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=300].
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=== When do my roads show up in the Livemap? ===
  
=== How about Google's crowdsourced traffic? ===
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Generation of the Livemap takes place daily, so you have to wait at least 24-48h before changes show up.
  
Please see [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=259 this forum post].
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=== When do my routes show up in the Dashboard? ===
  
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Updates of the dashboard takes place daily, so you have to wait at least 24-48h before changes show up.
  
=== The editor doesn't work in Internet Explorer ===
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=== What webbrowser do you recommend for editing roads? ===
  
That's correct, waze does not support IE, try using [http://www.mozilla-europe.org/nl/firefox Firefox] or [http://www.google.com/chrome Chrome] or [http://www.apple.com Safari]
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Support for IE is limited due to various bugs in that browser, so recommended is another browser like:
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[http://www.apple.com Safari]
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[http://www.mozilla-europe.org/nl/firefox Firefox]  
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[http://www.google.com/chrome Chrome]
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=== Why do I get to see traffic reports hundreds of miles away in the client? ===
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The button on the client show the nearest 20 traffic reports. Sometimes, when there are not many wazers in your neighborhood, you'll see traffic reports from a little further away. Waze only actively shows you the traffic reports within a certain radius of your location (using a pop-up), so if you are not interested in seeing reports from further away, do not click the button.

Revision as of 10:31, 8 March 2010

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

What is Cartouche?

Cartouche is the name of the map editor. You can access it through: http://www.waze.com/cartouche (Northern America users) http://world.waze.com/cartouche (International/other users)

What is Dashboard?

Dashboard is the name of your personal information console. You can find various information about your Waze account here, including most recent driven routes. You can access it through: http://www.waze.com/dashboard (Northern America users) http://world.waze.com/dashboard (International/other users)

When do my roads show up in the Livemap?

Generation of the Livemap takes place daily, so you have to wait at least 24-48h before changes show up.

When do my routes show up in the Dashboard?

Updates of the dashboard takes place daily, so you have to wait at least 24-48h before changes show up.

What webbrowser do you recommend for editing roads?

Support for IE is limited due to various bugs in that browser, so recommended is another browser like: Safari Firefox Chrome

Why do I get to see traffic reports hundreds of miles away in the client?

The button on the client show the nearest 20 traffic reports. Sometimes, when there are not many wazers in your neighborhood, you'll see traffic reports from a little further away. Waze only actively shows you the traffic reports within a certain radius of your location (using a pop-up), so if you are not interested in seeing reports from further away, do not click the button.