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- Joined Waze: 14 August 2016
- Location: Greater Kansas City Area
- Editing Level: 4
- State Manager: Kansas
- Area Manager: Missouri
- Waze Mentor: Since October 2017
- Beta Tester: Android | Waze Map Editor
As a navigation app, it can hardly be beat. Google Maps, Apple Maps, TomTom... they all lack one big thing. The crowd. There simply isn't a better way to interact, in real time, with the real driving world environment as you drive than the Waze app.
I began editing after moving to a new state that I haven't driven in in 20 years. An interstate leading to my new home was closed due to a major accident and Waze didn't show it closed. I had no idea where to go and Waze was initially rerouting meback to the closed interstate. When I finally arrived to my new home, I noticed I wasn't being routed to my home, but one street over. "There has got to be a better way!" I asked for help in the Editor chat, was invited to, at the time, Google Hangout for the state, and the rest is history.
If you're a new editor and wondering, "how do I level up?", I recommend you start where you live. Are the businesses around you mapped? Are appropriate parking lot roads mapped? Are the mapped businesses correct? As you improve the area, expand your reach (within your editing area). Ask lots of questions, read the Wazeopedia, gain experience, and get to know the editing community.