Waze partners with Esri to provide live traffic alerts in US

Waze's live alert data is now available in location intelligence company Esri’s ArcGIS marketplace. The service is available to members of the Waze Connected Citizens programme. The sharing of publicly-available traffic and road condition information is intended to help governments make infrastructure decisions and improve the efficiency of incident response. Through the agreement, Waze’s live feed of mapped traffic alerts and information on accidents, congestion and street damage is supported by Arc
UTC / July 23, 2018

6897 Waze's live alert data is now available in location intelligence company 50 Esri’s ArcGIS marketplace. The service is available to members of the Waze Connected Citizens programme.

The sharing of publicly-available traffic and road condition information is intended to help governments make infrastructure decisions and improve the efficiency of incident response.

Through the agreement, Waze’s live feed of mapped traffic alerts and information on accidents, congestion and street damage is supported by ArcGIS Online, which allows it to be used in apps.

Andrew Stauffer, manager of civic technology at Esri, says municipalities can utilise reports without having to write code or purchase additional software.

"Mapped Waze data is available immediately in all ArcGIS apps, where traffic engineers and even city planners can use it to maintain and build,” Stauffer adds.

Additionally, traffic engineers can use the data to analyse where the biggest problems exist on the roads to create targeted solutions. For areas with the most crashes, for example, the solution is intended to help engineers decide where to place more officers, replace street signs or adjust the timing of traffic lights.

Governments can sign up for free to the programme and start working with the alert data in ArcGIS to create operational dashboards that departments can use instantly. More information is available on the 2 External <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?><dictionary /> 0 0 0 link-external website false https://go.esri.com/waze false false%>.

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