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  1. Map scale

    A map scale could be useful to understand the map proportions.
    Using the speed adapted zoom, it's very hard to understand the distances.

    30 votes
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  2. For reports and chit-chat. How many symbols can be typed in one message or alert ?

    Add the counter of characters left in chit-chat or in reports. As it done in twitter. To be shure the wazers will see your uncutted, full message

    19 votes
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  3. Create alternative routes

    Currently the routes proposed in my area only offer a default navigation choice, which is far from optimal. What about the possibility to record alternative routes, which may or not be shared with other users?

    18 votes
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  4. Location and type of landmark in search results

    For easier identification of a landmark, it could be great, to know the settlement or road which is near it and the type of the landmark, after the name of the landmark, like this:
    Shell, Somecity/Route66 (Gas station)

    21 votes
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  5. Bezier curves map rendering

    Use bezier curves to draw and render roads in client. See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osmarender/BezierCurves

    24 votes
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  6. Get railroads back!

    I'd like to have railroads shown on the client with white-black dashed line.

    942 votes
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  7. make a itinerary

    it would be great if you could setup a destination then add one or more "go through" waypoint.

    78 votes
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  8. Turn off screen option

    i think i would be great if you could turn off only the screen + lock the key, with let the data & gps active.

    what for ?

    in my case, i ride motorcycle and i can't place my cellphone on the carplug and the battery go quickly down without it. (because data, gps, screen consume big)

    so i want to place it in my pocket and just have sound (trough my Earbuds) like that i'm aware when i'm crossing police trap, slow traffic etc....

    41 votes
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  9. Refresh the UI to match native platforms

    I can only speak for iOS and Android, but it's disappointing that waze doesn't fit with the native UI styles in terms of the toolbars/buttons/menus.

    I think a visual refresh would keep the attention of new users that may be turned off currently, and would certainly please a regular user like myself too. ;)

    4 votes
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  10. Share Scoreboard Info on Facebook

    None of the current sharing options for Facebook are appealing to me and the people I know using the client. We would love to share when we hit certain milestones and/or have weekly reports of our Waze Scoreboard progress. This allows us to share Waze with our Facebook friends without revealing our locations (road reports, directions to where we are going). I think sharing these achievements would be the quickest/most effective way to promote Waze on Facebook

    5 votes
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  11. Voice navigation prealert

    I am missing a navigation instruction that would inform me after the last turn that the next turn will come within e.g 5km-s. There should be a rule for example:
    - If the next turn is more than 2km but less than 10 km away the client could announce the distance rounded to km.
    - If the next turn is more than 10km but less than 100 km away the client could announce the distance rounded to 5km.
    etc.

    9 votes
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  12. Display interstate/highway shields on client map.

    Right now the live maps can display highway shields with limited functionality. Adding this ability to the client maps (and expanding its scope, as right now it is only partially functional) would really make it easier to orient yourself when viewing the map.

    It would be nice if it was an option, as well... so you could disable it (like you can disable road goodies or other things) if you don't want to view them.

    267 votes
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    In the works  ·  Unholy responded

    Currently working on N. America. will be implanted in the world server in the future.

  13. Allow custom Hashtags in Twitter

    If you have custom Hashtags in your Twitter settings, twitter reports can be produced with relevant local Twitter information. IN my area, many people report traffic with #NLTRAFFIC or #NLWeather.

    If I could configure WAZE to append any hashtag I want to the reports, then more people could find the reports (and you get more people exposed to WAZE then just my followers)

    4 votes
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  14. Add user report confirmation/cancelation buttons for all events

    Add user report confirmation/cancelation buttons for all events, similar to "police/not here". This would allow to refresh the reports in the map by other drivers, provide more 'live' info + quicker cancellation of outdated events.

    21 votes
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  15. option to display any menu item shortcut on map

    in the menu have an option next to each item, to display or not a shortcut on the map. this allows users to have exactly what they want to appear over the map. maybe one might want just routing related icons, another may want mapping stuff, another report related...its up to the user

    11 votes
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  16. Display the bottom left side temperature according to the current GPS position

    In summer, turn on the air conditioning, for that reason, we ignore the temperature outside the car. It would be very helpful to visualize the temperature at the position where we are according to the GPS

    My device is a Blackberry Torch, my application to know the weather is BBWeather (http://www.tateu.net/software/, binary and source code). This application uses a wheater.com APIs.

    26 votes
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  17. marking beginning/end of towns while driving

    Would you consider introducing an option to the client, a dedicated button or something, that we could press while recording new roads to mark the beginning/end of town/village?
    This would be a great option to me.
    One single tap on the screen would mark end/beginning of a town and then it would be easier for us to find that place in Cartouche and give it its correct name thus avoiding mistakes!
    This shouldn't be very distracting during driving - only one tap away :-). It'd be great if the client recognized this and didn't break the route in half, but…

    4 votes
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  18. Add option to resize the screen allowing to see all members of a team in special color 4 better view

    This option will allow a member of a team to see in a much more easy way, where are the other members of his team.
    Another side of this option, could be a live interface on web,... where a member could see the others members of a team.

    7 votes
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  19. When measurement is on metric earning points should be on metric too

    When measurement setting is metric (or meters) the rest of the system should be on metric too including earning points and clock which should be 24 hour clock

    3 votes
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  20. Only allow client to record roads if GPS accuracy is less than 20m

    There are far too many unnamed and named roads running parallel to each other due to poor GPC accuracy. Please make the client disallow recordings to start or automatically stop recording if GPS accuracy drops below an agreed threshold.

    99 votes
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