[Talk-il] Waze?

Jahudie jahudie at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 8 13:09:14 BST 2009


Waze seems to be a good project.
But based on the wrong data, so its not available for the worldwide
community.
Only for the Israelis that are not paying soooo much for software :)

I cant understand why this Ehud Shabtai going this way.





2009/4/8 Moshe Sayag <msayag at gmail.com>

> The map is growing pretty fast.
> A year or so ago It was almost empty and today most of the main roads
> are drawn and some cities are almost fully covered.
> As far as I can tell, the size of the community is still small but I
> hope we are getting closer and closer to the critical mass of data,
> when it becomes useful enough for "regular" people, gaining popularity
> and attracting more contributors.
>
> Until then, I'll keep record and tag my tracks, and drive the longer
> ways, if they are not yet mapped :)
>
> Moshe
>
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 11:55 PM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Oh well, figured something like that. Guess we know what model is going
> to be sustainable!
> >
> > Btw, looks like the Israel map has been growing rapidly. What's the
> current state of things? Possibly on track to finish soon?
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Moshe Sayag <msayag at gmail.com>
> > To: Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
> > Cc: talk-il at openstreetmap.org
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 4:52:43 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Talk-il] Waze?
> >
> > Waze is related to Ehud Shabtai (I think he's the CTO), who is the
> > owner/manager of freemap.co.il, and Waze is based on the geo-data that
> > was collected in freemap.
> > The problem is that the data is collected and contributed by the
> > public and the generated map is free, but not the row data behind it.
> > In short, the maps are "driver generated" but are not "shared" and
> > definitely not  "driver owned".
> >
> > We had long discussions about it before, here and at the freemap
> > forum. Ehud refused to open the data so I refused to donate mine.
> >
> > These 2 projects are running in parallel due to licenses mismatch, and
> > will stay so as long as freemap/maze is not really free.
> >
> > Moshe
> >
> > On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Waze is an Israeli company "building the world's first driver generated
> live maps and real-time
> >> "road intelligence" platform to enable drivers to share and consume
> >> real-time road intelligence".
> >>
> >> There collecting GPS traces from drivers, making maps. Wonder about the
> possibilities for cooperation with OpenStreetMap.
> >>
> >> Anyone interested in making an inquiry?
> >>
> >> http://www.waze.com/
> >> http://www.waze.co.il
> >>
> >> Best
> >> Mikel
> >>
> >>
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