[nSLUG] Career Change - Part 4
ak621 at chebucto.ns.ca
Mon Dec 3 08:12:33 AST 2012
On Sun, 2 Dec 2012, Daniel MacKay wrote:
>>> I've been using Waze, ( https://www.waze.com/ ) navigation / trap
>>> tool on my iPhone, to get to the job sites (runs on Android too.)
>>> It routes based on traffic, will route you around accidents, and
>>> is kind of fun too! And it speaks directions.
>>> It also alerts you to (crowdsourced) "traps" - all kinds of
>>> hazards including traffic jams, speed traps, accidents, road
>>> hazards etc, and has a gas prices feature which would be handy
>>> almost anywhere else :-)
>> *** How does it get current information for all that?
> All of that live data is crowdsourced from the app itself - the
> traffic speed data automatically, the trap data by you hitting
> Hazard --> Type of Hazard --> Subtype --> Send on the app. There
> appear to be a lot of local Waze users.
> And, you can make corrections to the map itself; their map editor is
> on line (as a JS, I think, app) so after you get a certain number of
> experience points you can edit the map that everyone uses, e.g.
> last week at a job site in a new subdivision I added a new road and
> its intersection with the existing roads.
*** Cool! (-:
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