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[http://www.waze.com/livemap Live Map] is a browser-based version of the operational Waze maps. It displays current traffic and reports from Wazers using their client app. It is commonly used by map editors to view the navigation instructions that will be provided to the client app when debugging map issues.
=== Zoom control ===
[[File:LiveMap-plus-minusZoom.png|border|left]]In the lower right corner plus and minus buttons are displayed. Press the '''plus''' to zoom in closer and press the '''minus''' to zoom out from the current map display. The mouse scroll wheel will also zoom in and out on the map. There are 15 zoom levels on the Live Map from the street level all the way out to continent level.
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=== Search box ===
[[File:LiveMap-searchLiveMap_Search.pngPNG|border|right|Search box]]In the Search/Navigate box click on '''Search''' if it is not already highlighted. Place the mouse cursor in the text field and enter the address or place of interest, then press find. If the description entered has more than one match, a list will be displayed. Search results come from a Google Maps search, and could differ from the Waze App search results. If the desired match is not visible in that list, add additional parts of the address to limit the search and press find again. Once the desired destination is visible, select it. A pin will be placed at the location and the map will recenter on the pin.
If the live map is only displaying blue water everywhere, it may be necessary to zoom out and move the map to the continent desired. When the map is near a particular continent that does not have the destination desired, it may be difficult to search for it without first moving the map to the correct continent.
=== Navigate box ===
[[File:LiveMap-navigateNavBox1.pngPNG|border|left|325px|Directions]][[File:LiveMap-NavBox.PNG|border|300px|Navigate box]]In <br/>After finding your start point or destination in the Search/Navigate box click on '''NavigateDirections''' if it is not already highlighted. Enter the locations with the origin (or '''from''') on the left top and destination (or '''to''') on the right bottom to see the best possible routes between them. Use the opposing double arrow between the two text fields to reverse the origin and destination points and view the route in the opposite direction. Locations can also use points of interest and coordinates (longitude and latitude) as well. This box will also automatically get filled up when using the [[#Navigation points selection box|navigation points selection box]] to pick the origin and destination points directly from the map.
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==== Find routes ====
[[File:LiveMap-route-optionsRoutes.pngPNG|border|300px|right|Route options and share routes]]After entering the origin and destination locations, press the '''Find routes''' buttonrouting will automatically start. That The navigation box will display up to three routes shown on the map with different colors. Each one provides the total distance and estimated travel time for that route.
Select one of the routes to see the turn-by-turn instructions for that route. Press the '''<''' link to return to the original list.
===== Share routes =====
Once the route options are displayed, a link to '''Share routes''' is displayed at the bottom left of the list of route options. Select the link and the permalink to that location is displayed where you can copy and paste it in an email or instant message to someone. The routes are not saved in the URL, but when the link is looked up in the future, it will recalculate the route options at that time.
This permalink will always show the two locations, but the other two permalink icons on the Live Map interface may not always show the same results.
=== Permalink ===
[[File:LiveMap-permalinkSharePL.pngPNG|border|left|Permalink]]In the lower right corner of the Live Map is the share location / permalink button represented as a chain link. This is the same as the Share routes link from the Route options window, but note that at times this link may or may not always show the two selected points for navigation. To be safe, use the '''Share routes''' option from the route option box.
=== Pin ===
[[File:LiveMap-pinPin.pngPNG|border|left|Pin icon]]This marks the location of a searched address. It also marks the location of the current origin destination when navigating.
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=== Flag Navigation points selection box ===[[File:LiveMap-flagNavPointSelect.pngPNG|border|left|Flag iconNavigation points selector box]]This marks Use the location mouse to left-click any point on the map. Be sure '''not''' to click on a any Wazer, report icons, or roads with highlighted traffic. If there is a road at the selection point, the box will display the name of the current destination when navigatingroad, otherwise it will say there is no road selected. Four additional links are presented from this box as covered below.
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=== Navigation points selection box = Share ====[[File:LiveMap-navigation-selector.png|border|left|Navigation points selector box]]Use This is the mouse to left-click any point on same as the map. Be sure '''not''' to click other share / permalink locations on a any Wazer, report icons, or roads with highlighted traffic. If there is a road at the selection point, the box will display the name of the road, otherwise it will say there is no road selected. Four additional links are presented from this box as covered belowpage.{{clear}}
==== Set as Origin ====
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==== Permalink ====
This is the same as the other permalink locations on the page.
==== Report a problem ====
[[File:LiveMap-report-problemReportProblem.pngPNG|border|350px|right|Report a problem]][[Update_Requests_in_Waze_Map_Editor|Update requests]] can be entered from the Live Map, which will appear in the Waze Map Editor. Select from the list of radio buttons options in the drop down menu that best matches the issue being reported. These options are similar to the list available in the client app. If it does have exactly what is desired to be reported, there is a big space for typing the exact issue to pass to a map editor. Press the '''Submit''' button to send it to the Waze Map Editor. Alternately press the '''CloseCancel''' or '''x''' button to close the window without sending the report.
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=== Longitude Latitude and latitude longitude display ===[[File:LiveMap-lat-longLatLong.pngPNG|border|left|Latitude and longitude]]The latitude and longitude and latitude display in the lower right corner identifies the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_coordinate_system coordinates] of the mouse pointer on the map. Note these coordinate are in the reverse order of what is [http://support.google.com/waze/answer/6079133 entered in the client app].
== Live data displayed ==
[[File:LiveMap-wazersDisplaying.pngPNG|border|400px|right|Wazers and reports on the Live Map]]The live data presented on the map mainly uses icons similar to those in the client app.
=== Wazers ===
=== Road closures ===
[[File:LiveMap-closure-narrowClosure.pngPNG|border|left|Road closure report]]The road closure system in the client app will display in the Live Map. Click on a closed road to see the detailed description of the situation. The small image next to the road closure pin indicates an image is available for that location. Click on it to display the image added by a local Wazer.
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=== Real-time traffic ===
[[File:LiveMap-traffictraffics.png|border|right|Detailed traffic report]]Real-time traffic is tracked in the Live Map. The colors include, yellow, orange, red, and black. As the color progress from the light to the dark, it indicated higher levels of traffic. Using the mouse, click on a color road to see the details of those traffic conditions.
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