More info on the new points system - here's the key to how your points are calculated

A short while back we introduced a new points system that was geared towards rewarding those who contribute most to the driving communities in their areas. Since then, we've had a broad spectrum of reactions, but we believe that everyone can agree on the fact that those who help the community most, should be rewarded accordingly. Anyhoo, we've been asked for a breakdown of what actions are worth what point amounts, and here you have it:



One last thing - take note that no points are given for sending or replying to chit-chats.  Need any additional info? You can always contact us at support@waze.com...

17 comments:

  1. Hi,

    What about driving existing roads and forum posts?

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  2. Does creating a road from your tracks count as road recording? Because road recording tends to create so many stray segments, I discourage anyone from using the recording feature, but if you get more points for filling the map with crap than carefully doing edits to add roads from your recorded routes, then that is not really incentivizing people properly.

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  3. Martin perfectly got the point! Encourage map editing instead! More points on map editing please!

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  4. @Gerben: driving existing road is under 'wazing' (first item). Forum post should have been added as well it's 2 points for 3 posts.
    @Martin and Dario: We do encourage map editing and not to create useless segments, but recording new roads is part of the waze capability and we want to keep it. Specifically to overcome such issues we are looking add to the calculation of the points the subtraction of points for information which is deleted (I.e. if you recorded segments which are removed in the map editor, you will lose what you've gained).

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  5. Does it make a difference to wazing/driving points if I've set a destination/route, or if I'm just driving while connected to waze?

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  6. Hey Jim. it doesn't make a difference whether you are 'wazing' or 'navigating'.

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  7. hum ...
    so USA people are better than other ????
    it's good to know :-(

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  8. Franck, US points are per mile, rest of the world per km. A mile is 1.6 km, so the scores are more or less equal.

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  9. franck59d, 1mile is roughly 1,6Km
    multiply all km points for 1,6 and you'll get the same points as USA.

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  10. USA people aren' better than other, are worst: 3.2 points per km is 5.12 points per miles, but they took only 5 points!
    I think it would be better if people doesn't know hom much point is earning and everybody do his better doing every stuff to do!

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  11. Franck59d: On what do you base that? It may look like people in the US receive more points with the above numbers, but it shows points per MILE for them, where it says per KM for the people outside of the US.

    Please keep in mind that 1 mile equals approx 1.6 km, so 10 points for 1 km equals 16 points for 1 mile (as 1 mile is 0.6 km longer). In the end both people receive the same amount of points.

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  12. ounch ...
    sorry i don't see mile and km element :-/

    please excuse me ...

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  13. How many points do you give for new roads by editing the map? Just 1.5 points per edit or 40 points per kilometer? Map edits should be rewarded the same as field travels, because it is only if you have the roads that you will reach your destination.

    Based on my experience, the turn-by-turn and many other features are not working if the map is not updated properly. Turn restrictions, road names, city names, types of street, directions, geometry... all need to be considered, looked up and edited - for just get 1.5 points for an update? And you value house numbers with 3 points?

    Did you ever clean up a junction, turned a single road motorway into a separate road motorway or just set all the turn restrictions for one area? These are time consumting work, that should rewarded more than just drive around...

    So waiting for your next points update :-)

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  14. I agree 100% with Catan
    :(

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  15. Hi, was there any point update since catans statement in November 2010?
    Fully agree!!

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  16. For recording a road 40 points per km is just correct if you think of the time and costs (gasoline) etc. a user spends. So to compare if you only drive 1 km on an existing road you earn 3.2 points for that, if you edit one lousy Street Segment wich cost you maybe 30 seconds you get 1.5 per edit and 3 for adding a name, so it's 4.5 for that Segment. I think editors are well rewarded.

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  17. I was upset when people were getting 100,000 points a week but now I see people getting 400,000 points a week. Ill just go back to using my TomTom if this is not explained or fixed.

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