Waze now available internationally - put your country on the map!

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In our humble attempt to take over the world one traffic lane at a time, waze is proud to announce today that we've gone global! Wazers from all around the world are now able to use our platform to build crowdsourced maps, 100% from scratch. In fact, in certain countries with no base map, users will literally be building maps from scratch - paving the roads entirely themselves, as they drive...

Already, driving communities have organically formed in over 20 countries around the globe, including Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, Kazakhstan, and Trinidad Tobago - and people have even begun map editing their regions online at world.waze.com.

The funny part is that even before we opened up the platform for international use, we'd see wazers in clusters on the map in areas with no waze support, self-organizing to  check out what we have to offer. In fact, in Singapore, the highway grid was mapped in just a few days by a handful of active users! We thought it was a pretty amazing thing to see, so we decided to formally open waze to users, worldwide, so everyone can enjoy crowdsourced maps and, eventually, free navigation, turn-by-turn directions +  an improved daily commute.

Help us spread the word to your friends in far away places - the more wazers on the road, the more everyone benefits!

14 comments:

  1. When will it be available in spain???

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  2. Hi Javi: You can download waze to your smartphone from: m.waze.com. In spain however the building has only now begun so it'll be mostly paving roads and editing the map until at this stage. What type of phone are you using?

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  3. iTunes App Store still says "This application is not available in Canada." when I try to download it (from Canada).

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  4. Hi please make waze available for SonyEricsson Satio! I would love You forever...can't be too hard..it uses same OS as Nokia Symbian Series 60, 5th edition....waiting to spread this goodie in Lithuania ;)

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  5. Hi Nick, iphone or android? If android you can download it from our site at m.waze.com. Iphone is still under review at apple... it's a matter of days or up to a couple of weeks.

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  6. Karolis - we will release a symbian s60 touch screen edition soon... Please follow our blog / twitter for the announcement. thanks!

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  7. [...] not sure about the initial idea and motivation behind Waze - but I enjoyed reading this bit on the Waze blog :  “In fact, in certain countries with no base map, users will literally be building maps [...]

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  8. hi, I'm from Chiang Mai, Thailand. I updated almost Chiang Mai City map but it doesn't shown up when i open waze app in my Iphone. why it takes so long time? and when will waze update the aerial map of my city (aerial that can zoom in much more than this) 'cause its hard to update the map without guideline from aerial map.. thanks for waze!

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  9. hi Iam pedram
    Hi Tabriz in Iran live And wants to find maps with shapes:routing server error could not locate start point

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  10. [...] applicatie is inmiddels beschikbaar voor zowat alle mobiele platforms, waaronder de iPhone. Downloaden kan hier. Op de Waze webzijde staat ook een [...]

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  11. nu nog een website met reis history voor fiscale verantwoording en alcohol controles. ps niet met drank rijden !!

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  12. when waze will be availble in Thailand?

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