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GPS (Global Positioning System) is used in the Waze app to get your position and display it on the map. Your phone receives the GPS signal from a number of satellites via a GPS antenna which passes the signal via a driver through to the app. The Waze app tries to map the rawgps location to the map as the blue arrow (if using the standard pointer).

Possible problem sources:

  • the number of satellites
  • your phones GPS antenna
  • ...

GPS tracks

In the Waze Map Editor a GPS layer is available which will show tracks from Waze users as they drive with Waze running.
Travellers by train also often use Waze, so not all GPS tracks refer to drivable roads. Sometimes the phone's GPS


Searching on ##@rawgps will disaply first Raw GPS is ON and add a yellow arrow on your app screen: the location of the raw unprocessed GPS signal as your phone provides it. Searching again on ##@rawgps will deactivate rawgps. The text Raw GPS is OFF is displayed and the yellow pointer of rawgps is removed again


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