Esri and Waze Deliver Near Real-Time Data for Smarter Cities

Esri,
the global leader in location intelligence, today announced Waze live
alert data will now be available in Esri’s ArcGIS Marketplace for free
to members of the Waze Connected Citizens Program. The Connected
Citizens Program, a two-way sharing of publicly available traffic and
road condition information, offers governments a stream of data,
constantly updated in real-time, whenever they need it. This enables
personnel to make data-driven infrastructure decisions and improves the
efficiency of incident response.

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Waze live alerts on traffic and infrastructure now available in Esri ArcGIS Marketplace. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Waze, the free, crowdsourced traffic and navigation app, is now fully
supported by ArcGIS Online, where its live feed of mapped traffic alerts
and other information, such as accidents, congestion, and street damage,
can be used in applications in minutes.

“Municipalities can now leverage near up-to-the-minute reports without
having to write code or purchase additional software,” said Andrew
Stauffer, manager of civic technology at Esri. “Mapped Waze data is
available immediately in all ArcGIS apps, where traffic engineers and
even city planners can use it to maintain and build safer, more
efficient transportation systems.”

Municipal personnel like traffic engineers can start using this data to
analyze where the biggest problems exist on the roads so they can create
targeted solutions. For instance, by seeing exactly where the most
crashes are occurring, engineers can know where they need to place more
officers, replace street signs, or adjust the timing of traffic lights.

“The Waze Connected Citizens Program is all about removing any barriers
to innovation,” said Adam Fried, Waze Global Partnerships manager. “We
want to help our partners leverage existing infrastructure and be able
to make better data-driven decisions. Now, with just a couple of clicks,
a city can easily access and analyze Waze data within Esri ArcGIS and
use those insights to improve roadway management and build safer roads
for its citizens.”

Much of the information government organizations rely on to make
decisions is becoming obsolete as communities are starting to use
technology like sensors and drones to monitor the quality of roads,
bridges, and utilities. The Waze Connected Citizens Program gives
municipalities the power to harness crowdsourced driver data to not only
improve safety and congestion but also make better-informed decisions by
giving planners an edge to start building infrastructure that meets the
demands of a twenty-first-century city.

Governments can sign up for the free Waze Connected Citizens Program and
start working with the alert data in ArcGIS to create operational
dashboards that departments can use right away.

To learn more about the newly available Waze live alert data in ArcGIS
Marketplace, visit go.esri.com/waze.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS)
software, offers the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics
technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the
full potential of data to improve operational and business results.
Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations
including the world’s largest cities, most national governments,
75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and
universities. Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital
transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and location analytics to
inform the most authoritative maps in the world. Visit us at esri.com.

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About Waze

Waze is the social navigation pioneer, leveraging mobile technology and
a passionate global community to redefine expectations of today’s maps.
Waze is home to the world’s largest network of drivers who work together
daily to outsmart traffic and save time and money. The app consistently
recommends the fastest routes based on real-time driving and data from
millions of users. From traffic reroutes to low gas price alerts and
relevant offers from favorite brands, Waze is one of the most
comprehensive driving companions in the marketplace.

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