[OSM-dev] Project Proposal - Waze Integration
grahamjones139 at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 24 07:46:49 GMT 2010
A student has contacted me about a potential Google Summer of Code proposal
to provide integration between OSM and Waze <http://www.waze.com> (
I had never heard of Waze before, but it seems to be a combination of a user
contributed map (like OSM), and traffic information, again user contributed.
It sounds sensible to me to use OSM as the base map, and Waze to handle the
There are a couple of things that I do not understand though, and would
appreciate some help so that I can guide the student appropriately:
1. For some reason, Waze seem to be producing their own map rather than
using OSM as the basis - does anyone know why? The student says he has
contacted Waze and they said it was because of licensing issues - this is a
surprise to me, because I think our license is pretty relaxed. Has anyone
been in touch with them about it? (Please don't turn this into a 'OSM
should be PD' dabate!!).
2. Assuming that the license issue can be sorted, has anyone looked at
what Waze are doing and how it could be used with OSM? If so, can you
suggest some ideas for a closed-scope student project?
Thanks for your help!
Dr. Graham Jones
email: grahamjones139 at gmail.com
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