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Each waze user has the ability to report traffic and road information changes as well as accidents, road closures, police locations and other alerts in real-time. This information is then displayed on the map to benefit other drivers and used to recalculate optimal route. See More
It's quite common while navigation to miss the turn. In such a case, Waze tries to re-route. If there is no signal in the area, after trying a few seconds, Waze gives up with message saying "could not connect to routing server" and exits navigation mode, without providing an easy way to retry. See More
I use almost daily. I save my visits in the app for future reference. See More
Rama Krishna's Experience
Nearby my house, there is major road construction in progress. Apple maps didn’t show this at all, but google maps did. There was also a new, small road that was finished around 3 days ago. Google maps shows this road. Apple maps still hasn’t shown the major construction. See More
Recent updates have made it so you can label a place instead of being stuck with some address or GPS coordinate and forgetting what it represents. Saved places show as stars and are all on one layer as long as you're logged in. There is also the ability to create maps (parallel to groups) for things you might not want to see or have show up all the time whenever you're using google maps from day to day. This feature is highly helpful for planning, even if you're a person who likes to wing it. See More
Has train, ferry, bus etc. routes and schedules for many cities. The routes are overlaid on actual maps (spatially correct, vs the typical simplified diagrams of public transport networks) which I find reassuring and useful when exploring new locations. Also shows the schedules for next few services for any given station/stop. I'm not sure how accurate the schedules are though - they were incomplete for the small town where I live, but seemed more complete for major cities. See More
The application can be used online and maps can be downloaded for offline use with all main functionality present. When the application is first launched it requires downloading world base map (131MB), a rudimentary world map, and offers downloading a more detailed map per country or region. Great for situations when the signal is unreliable or when abroad, since you can use the app without having to consider roaming charges. See More
The app has a fully-featured free and open-source version, with code available on GitHub. The only benefit to getting the paid version, except for supporting developers and further development of the application, is having access to new features one release sooner than the free version. See More
OSM provides a map editable by everyone; just like the web-based encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Using a community edited map allows one to correct isses they encounter. Combined with the monthly turn around, these edits are added for navigation quickly. See More
Sometimes one needs more than just navigation, they have a need to view a map or specify a specific route. OsmAnd provides a very nice, detailed map. This can be good for seeing what is around you or showing a place you are talking about to a friend. It also provides a means to add waypoints on the map which can be used to dictate a specific route (not simple enough to do routinely). See More
Lane guidance can assist in deciding if one should stay in the right or left lanes. OsmAnd provides detailed information on the number of lanes and which are valid for your chosen destination; based on the data available it may show too many or too few lanes. See More
From the app's settings at the bottom of the screen there's a section that allows downloading new and deleting no longer necessary maps. You can choose between free Open Street Maps or slightly more accurate and feature-rich TomTom maps. Downloading maps locally isgreat for situations when the signal is unreliable or when abroad, since you can use the app without having to consider roaming charges. See More
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