Welkom bij Waze Nederland
Je bent geinteresseerd in Waze en vraagt je af wat voor soort app Waze is.
Je gebruikt de app en vraagt je af wat je kunt doen om het te verbeteren.
Je werkt aan de kaart en vraagt je af hoe je een bepaalde situatie het best kunt aanpakken.
Voor algemene informatie kun je de global Wiki pagina's en de Waze home page bezoeken.
Voor informatie over Waze op de ABC-eilanden kun je naar hun Wiki gaan.
Zo, deze Wiki geeft informatie over Waze in Nederland.
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 There are many navigation apps, many of them rely on maps that are updated only a few times a year, resulting in outdated maps and wrong navigation instructions.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 Dutch 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. When navigating, Waze uses cached maps on your phone of areas you have been before to limit data usage. Maps of new areas are retrieved from the Waze servers. 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 modest. The test of the ANWB mentions 3,9 MB for 75 km drive.
For more information on the Waze app please visit the global Wiki page.
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 via this Slack invite page. 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: