Offline map and directions available.
Offline map and directions available for driving abroad without the use of internet (roaming).
Great thinking! We’ll share with the team; they’re always interested in new feature ideas.
When waze calculates a route in a low or no signal area but then acquires a network connection it recalculates. If however the signal drops during recalculation it stops routing altogether. This is a pain when you actually need directions and it keeps happening making you miss a turn. It would be much better if it only stopped offline routing when the calculation is complete and if it fails reverts back to offline automatically.
Like "Support map preloading for offline use":
Assis Brandão commented
We know that many regions still do not have network signal quality or non-existent, but need mapping to help travelers who pass by these places.
My suggestion is to do mapping using Waze GPS device data, through the paving tool, like Google does on the History of Customer Location.
Note: We know that GPS does not need to run a mobile network location, just is enabled and device that has the technology.
It's importand sometimes I get the adress with only cross streets than waze became useless
Cross streets. Map download/no data!!
I need offline maps!
Christiaan Heerze commented
I would like a switch that will turn on or off minimal data usage within settings. When I went away for the weekend to Paris (from The Netherlands), the navigationguidance was in French witch is not my native language. I used almost 18mb for the trip. The sugested switch would prohibit Waze from downloading (large) files that are not needed for navigation, when connected to the mobile (roaming) network.
Jarek Dudzio commented
Offline maps of Europe could help. Recently I drive a cross Europe from Uk to Poland and I had lots of problems with waze with no internet abroad. Eventually I had to use Sygic trial
amazing application. But when you lose the gps like in a tunnel, may be you can let it run with the last speed recorded.
Could have mapped almost 2k miles last week and 2k miles another route later this week. I will have sporadic connection... - its a shame my driving wont fully contribute and I won't log the full miles...
Waze needs to be allowed offline, this means it should keep counting your miles, calculate navigation options, and report map issue reports... these should be stored in the phone and uploaded once online again!
Dignity Matters commented
wifi adhoc mesh?
nfc is too short
• Bluetooth NAP
• Bluetooth PAN
LDAP or XCAP authentication?
Caching route map tiles
really need it, cause where I drive there is somtimes no internet connection...
Omer van Kloeten commented
When traveling abroad, you might not have a cellular data connection. I'd love to be able to download the entire country's map and any route I want to navigate on when I'm on a Wi-Fi connection and be able to navigate while offline.
Jaime Visser commented
What would work for both is this: A (lot) bigger cache (on SD, user configurable) and the option to preload a country/state/province. If waze has a data connection it can always update pieces of the map on the go.
It would be great if waze would start downloading all the required map tiles when a route is entered.
The reasons for this are two fold:
first, in case there is no reception for part of the route
second, normally when a trip is started it will be in a location with good internet speed (either wifi or 3G), which may not be the case for the whole trip.
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Brett Ammons commented
Doesn't this belong in the CLIENT section of UserVoice?