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  • May 2009
  • MoMoTLV Waze Presentation

    1. 1. Mapping Techniques Fej Shmuelevitz
    2. 2. 3 basic facts • Maps are the basis for all navigable data • Making maps is complex • Keeping maps updated is even more complex and very expensive The First Driver Generated Live Maps and Road Intelligence
    3. 3. So how’s it done ? • The basic data is collected from various sources • Government offices (‫(מעquot;צ‬DOTs/ • Municipalities • Postal services • Aerial photography • Etc… • Some are free, some are not • But lacking navigable data information The First Driver Generated Live Maps and Road Intelligence
    4. 4. So how’s made navigable ? • Field Teams that collect and collect: • Many vehicles • Many miles • Many teams • Mapping tools and equipment • … and then validating it all The First Driver Generated Live Maps and Road Intelligence
    5. 5. And the results ? • Layers of data composing the map: • Geometry • Nodes, connectivity, line shapes… • Navigation • Speed limit, turn restrictions, driving directions… • Road attributes • Road names, HW numbers, exits, addresses… • Administrative • Borders, counties, postal codes… • Cartographic data • Rivers, lakes, railroads… • Points of interest The First Driver Generated Live Maps and Road Intelligence
    6. 6. And the costs ? • 100’s of Millions of Dollars • Estimated at 40% of revenues • (Not including traffic data collection costs) The First Driver Generated Live Maps and Road Intelligence
    7. 7. Is there an alternative ? The First Driver Generated Live Maps and Road Intelligence
    8. 8. OpenStreetMap • Creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone • An collaborative cartographic mapping project • Relies on manual editing of maps • “Free Wiki World Map” The First Driver Generated Live Maps and Road Intelligence
    9. 9. Who are we • The problem • Maps today are static and do not reflect the events that affect the daily driver • The waze solution • A mass of drivers that automatically and constantly update other drivers, actively and passively in real time about the roads and driving conditions • How • Create a live map • Free mobile application The First Driver Generated Live Maps and Road Intelligence
    10. 10. The Live Maps
    11. 11. The Live Maps
    12. 12. The Live Maps
    13. 13. Free Daily Driving Companion
    14. 14. Success in Israel • Officially launched in Jan. 2009 • Initial one-man project began in 2006 and reached 17,000 users • Launch introduced the real-time connectivity concept • Reached over 80,000 users in 4 months • ~15% penetration of GPS enabled phones • Over 90% road coverage (where it matters) • The result is the best traffic information reporting in Israel The First Driver Generated Live Maps and Road Intelligence
    15. 15. Thank You

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