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Welcome to Waze Pakistan


You want to help too? Read along and join the local community of Waze Pakistan.

What is Waze?

Waze is a free GPS navigation application for mobile phone or tablet. Waze has speech support, free map updates and uses real time traffic information and actual reports from its users. Users like you!

With Waze you can share your driver experience, connect with friends, send your ETA to show when you will be home, or just avoid traffic jams. Waze is crowd-sourced, meaning it is maintained by its users.

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Waze in Pakistan

Communication

Forums

Waze Forums are the official Waze communication platform where you will find a lot of information as an editor. Log into the Waze Pakistan forum using your Waze login and password as you would the editor or app. The forum also has Private Messages (PM) where you can send and receive messages to other editors.

WME Chat
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While you are editing, you can directly request help in WME chat. It shows you the level of the editor you are talking to. Please keep in mind that most editors are willing to help, but not all of them have the technical knowledge or editing experience to give you the best answer. Because the built-in chat does not always work as desired, we mostly use Slack to communicate with local community editors.

Slack

While the Waze Forums are the official method of communications for anything Waze, the local editing community has adapted to Slack for its day to day communication amongst the editors. There are teaching classes and webinars to improve your editing skills. There are several channels, project groups, and you can send Direct Messages (DM) too. If you like to join into discussions and development of Waze Pakistan, Slack gives the best opportunities. You can request access to Slack by filling in this form. You will then receive an invitation to Slack, where you need to make an account.

Community

Editors

The community consists of all people that uses Waze on way or another. Drivers, editors, wiki master and the like. The current active community management in Pakistan is a mix of local and international editors. For any question or suggestion you can contact them via Waze forums or address one of the champs or project leaders directly from the tables below.

Community leaders of Pakistan
Editor Role
Country Coordinator
  • Badge LocalChamp.png Badge Mentor Global Champ.png Badge Coordinator.png Badge CountryManager.png
Country Managers
Special ASSIGNMENTS / Projects
ForuM Moderators
Mentoring
Wiki Editors
Area Managers
Supporting Foreign Editors

Roads

Pakistan is made up of many different types and styles of roads. Below is a list of a few of them.

  •  Freeway  - Motorways (limited access roads with no signal control)
  •  Major Highway  - All National Highways (which have numbers likes N55 and Expressways which have numbers E..)
  •  Minor Highway  - All roads that connect two cities/villages.
  •  Primary Street  - Major in-city roads that connect minor or major highways together
  •  Street  - Streets within a city that are not listed as above. Typically neighbourhood roads.
  •  Private Road  - Used for gated communities or private roads where the public would not be allowed to be routed through.
  •  Parking Lot Road  - Roads within a Parking Lot Area, such as shopping centers, fuel stations etc.

Bugs and limitations

Although we think Waze gives the best possibilities for navigation, it knows some problems and limitations as well. Specific for Pakistan are the following:

  • The map needs to be improved
Due to the status of the road network and the yet small community, the map in Pakistan is not of high quality everywhere. However, the current editing community is working hard to improve the map. You help already by driving with Waze on! And if you are in for an adventure, you might add new roads to the map, or even become a Mapeditor.pngWaze Map Editor.
  • Long distance routing
Setting a route over long distances puts a lot of weight on the servers. Depending on the map quality, you can expect routes with a maximum length of about 1500 km. At this moment, maximum route length will often be less in Pakistan*. If you request a route and the calculation time is too long, you'll receive an error saying "Routing server timeout" or "no route found". We recommend breaking up longer routes into several segments by choosing intermediate destinations.
* Note that we are currently upgrading the road network to get better and longer routes!
  • Known issues in the current app version are listed on the support pages

Despite these limitations, we love Waze and hope you will do too!
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Wishing you fun and happy travels with Waze in Pakistan!