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Welcome Wazer!
  
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You're interested in Waze and wondering what kind of app Waze is.
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You're here at the Wiki of the Waze community of <i>Belgium</i> and <i>Luxembourg</i>, in short <i>Waze BeLux</i>. So, this Wiki informs on Waze in the BeLux.  
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For general information please visit the [https://www.waze.com/ Waze home page].
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==What is Waze?==
 
Waze is a free, GPS navigation app for your smartphone. Users like you keep the map updated while drivers give real-time traffic and road hazard reports to make navigation easier for everyone while saving time and fuel!
 
 
This Wazeopedia page is here to answer any questions you have about Waze and how to contribute to the community.  
 
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Waze has the application, often called ''client'' or just ''app''. You can read more about the app at the [https://support.google.com/waze support pages]. Click on the picture to download the app.
 
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Users can edit the maps using the aptly named Waze Map Editor (WME) on a desktop or laptop browser. Information about editing in India can be found under the tab [[Editing|Editing]]. If you want to edit right away, here is [[Editing#How_to_start|how to start]].
 
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All users come together as a community both locally and internationally to make its maps and navigation better. Information about the community in India can be found under the tab [[Community|Community]].<br />
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You want to help too? Read along and join the [[Community|local community]] of Waze India.<br />
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==Waze in India==
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Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. There are many navigation apps, many of them rely on maps that are updated only a few times a year, resulting in outdated maps and wrong navigation instructions. Waze is different. Waze maps are updated on almost a daily basis. The maps are constantly updated by volunteers of our BeLux community. So, signs along the road asking you to switch off your navigation app are not for Waze. Waze has the most up-to-date road information, for free.
India has a small but dedicated community of Wazers working hard to make the road networks across the country better. With the help of international editors, we have managed to make the Indian map one of the best in Asia, but there’s a lot more work to be done to realise the full potential of Waze. We need your help so we can cover more ground and make Waze India’s favourite navigation app.  
 
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'''Known issues in the current app version''' are listed on the [https://support.google.com/waze#topic=6273402 support pages]<br /><br />
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The app uses maps and your phone's GPS. Map information that is already available cached in your phone and information that is retrieved from the Waze map servers via the internet. It is possible to use Waze without internet connection while driving in areas where your phone uses already cached maps, but the best navigation experience you got with an internet connection. The data usage of the app is moderate. The [https://www.anwb.nl/verkeer/tests/navigatie-apps/waze test of the ANWB] mentions 3,9 MB for 75 KM.
  
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Are you interested in what you can do for the [[Community|Waze Community]]?
  
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<center><big>'''Wishing you fun and happy journeys with'''</big></center>
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Our map is pretty complete, but cities, roads, the countryside are all constantly changing. You're most valuable with your <i>local knowledge</i>. You can help us to keep the Waze map up-to-date.
<center><big>'''Waze in India!'''</big></center>
 
  
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If you're new and like to help us keep the map up-to-date please check out our <big>'''[[Quick start guide]]'''</big>, don't forget to read '''<big>[[Improve your skills]]</big>''' and while editing the map: keep our '''<big>[[KISS|KISS principles]]</big>''' in mind!
  
<big>'''Complete Guide to Waze in the India'''</big> ( Entire Page Under Development)
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'''[http://bit.ly/wazebelux Sign in to Slack]''', our primary communication channel. When you've got questions, don't hesitate to ask them. There are always experienced editors ready to answer your questions. Also reading other peoples questions and answers on the Slack channels can be informative.
  
==Getting Started with Waze==
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A schematic overview of the possibilities for beginners see the '''<big>[[Starters Summary]]</big>'''.
  
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*[[FAQ]]
 
 
 
==Getting Started with Map Editing==
 
 
 
Hopefully you're reading this and want to edit the map, either because you've found a mistake or you want to add a new road. Either way, it is important that you adhere to the standards already set.
 
 
 
*[[India Quickstart|India Quick Start Editing Guide]]
 
 
 
*[[Road Types India|Road Types India]]
 
 
 
*[[Waze Map Editor|Waze Map Editor Manual]]
 
 
 
*[[Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools]]
 
 
 
* ''Please also read the various Editing Guidelines below.''
 
 
 
==Editing Best Practice==
 
Indian editors are encouraged to follow these guidelines, which may differ from the generic guides.
 
* [[How to label cities (India)|How to label Towns and Cities]]
 
* [[How to classify and name roads (India)|How to classify and name Roads]]
 
* [[How to draw and label landmarks (India)|How to draw and label Landmarks]]
 
* [[Junctions and Roundabouts (India)|Junctions and Roundabouts]] See also [[Best_map_editing_practice#Junction_Style_Guide|Junction Style Guide]],[[Creating and Editing a roundabout]]
 
* [[Speed and Traffic Light Enforcement Cameras (India)|Speed and Traffic Light Enforcement Cameras]]
 
* [[Best map editing practice]] (Main Page)
 
 
 
'''Because of national security legislations, civil and military Vital Areas (VAs)/Vital Points (VPs) should not be added to the map.'''
 
 
 
==Editing Resources for India==
 
 
 
* [[India Editing Resources| India Editing Resources]]
 
 
 
==Whats under the Hood?==
 
*[[Technical Information]]
 
 
 
==Help Improve Waze in India==
 
*[[Help Improve Waze]]
 
*[[Use your language skills | Get Waze in your language]]
 
 
 
==Known Issues and Waze Status Updates==
 
*[[Problems, bugs and limitations]]
 
*[http://status.waze.com/ Updates on Waze status, service, currently known issues, and completed processes]
 
 
 
== India Editor Community==
 
* [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=171 India - Waze Forum]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/WazeIndia Waze India Facebook]
 
* [https://twitter.com/wazeIndia Waze India - Twitter]
 
* [https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113564637148809220274/113564637148809220274/posts Waze India G+]
 
 
 
== Suggestions==
 
* [http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59225-map-editor-and-waze-com-website Waze Uservoice]
 
 
 
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Welcome to Waze BeLux

Wiki Belux2.png

Welcome Wazer!

You're interested in Waze and wondering what kind of app Waze is. You're using the app and wondering what you can do to improve it. You're editing the map and wondering how to fix a certain situation best.

You're here at the Wiki of the Waze community of Belgium and Luxembourg, in short Waze BeLux. So, this Wiki informs on Waze in the BeLux. For general information please visit the Waze home page.


What is it

Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. There are many navigation apps, many of them rely on maps that are updated only a few times a year, resulting in outdated maps and wrong navigation instructions. Waze is different. Waze maps are updated on almost a daily basis. The maps are constantly updated by volunteers of our BeLux community. So, signs along the road asking you to switch off your navigation app are not for Waze. Waze has the most up-to-date road information, for free.

The app uses maps and your phone's GPS. Map information that is already available cached in your phone and information that is retrieved from the Waze map servers via the internet. It is possible to use Waze without internet connection while driving in areas where your phone uses already cached maps, but the best navigation experience you got with an internet connection. The data usage of the app is moderate. The test of the ANWB mentions 3,9 MB for 75 KM.

What can you do

Are you interested in what you can do for the Waze Community?

Our map is pretty complete, but cities, roads, the countryside are all constantly changing. You're most valuable with your local knowledge. You can help us to keep the Waze map up-to-date.

Are there road works planned in your neighborhood?
New housing estates?
New roads planned?
Changes in one-way / two-way traffic?
Sometimes data is still missing or not accurate anymore: speed limits, house numbers.

Are there points of interest in your neighborhood that could be interesting for Wazers as a destination like a gas station, parking, hospital, school and so on. Check if they are already created on the map and if not there is something to do.

If you're new and like to help us keep the map up-to-date please check out our Quick start guide, don't forget to read Improve your skills and while editing the map: keep our KISS principles in mind!

Sign in to Slack, our primary communication channel. When you've got questions, don't hesitate to ask them. There are always experienced editors ready to answer your questions. Also reading other peoples questions and answers on the Slack channels can be informative.

A schematic overview of the possibilities for beginners see the Starters Summary.

How should you do it

If you're here for finding an answer on a more detailed question and you already read the Quick start guide, check out one the following pages:

Or look directly in the Index.




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