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Old 10-07-2016, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Herndon, VA
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Truth is Google Maps and Waze both use the same crowd sourced data. Google even owns Waze. This means you'll get the same help from either.

I use google maps and often pre-check conditions on a google map, since one option is to show traffic.
Truth is you don't get the same information from Google Maps and your statement is very misleading. They may share the traffic pattern information (I can't verify that, but since you're the authority perhaps you can link your source) but you don't get many of the traffic alerts from Google Maps that you do from Waze such as police and road hazards. So no, you don't get the same help from either app.
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Old 10-08-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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Truth is you don't get the same information from Google Maps and your statement is very misleading. They may share the traffic pattern information (I can't verify that, but since you're the authority perhaps you can link your source) but you don't get many of the traffic alerts from Google Maps that you do from Waze such as police and road hazards. So no, you don't get the same help from either app.
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Here's how it works: All iPhones that have Google Maps open and Android phones that have location services turned on send anonymous bits of data back to Google. This allows the company to analyze the total number of cars, and how fast they're going, on a road at any given time.

Other popular GPS mapping apps, like Apple Maps, Waze, Nokia's HERE maps, and Mapquest, all offer traffic information, but the advantage Google has is the sheer number of people who use it, and the amount of data it has.

Google Maps also incorporates traffic and incident data, like accident reports, from Waze, the popular navigation app that Google bought for more than $1 billion in 2013. Waze gets its information from users who report things like accidents on the road or traffic jams. Google also gets information from local departments of transportation.
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:48 PM
 
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After reading through this I see that Robert20170 made a statement that seems to be true.

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So no, you don't get the same help from either app.
What I got from everything mentioned here is that Waze will automatically reroute you and Maps won't. An interesting and important difference while you are driving.

Something I ran into recently was that Maps would give me routes from Las Vegas to Sacramento or Seattle, but Waze would not. Apparently the servers at Waze can't handle long trips.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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That must have just been a glitch, Tek. Waze routed us from CLE to up- up- up- (damn near Canada) -state NY with no issue
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:44 PM
 
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Wonder who I p1ssed off.
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