[OSM-dev] How to earn undying fame
nroets at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 16:00:41 BST 2010
The result of the uservoice survey is in: The community wants
routing on our website more than anything else.
And most of the work has already been done. An opensource routing
engine that can do the job already exists . The routing database
can be updated weekly. The hardware requirements are quite reasonable
(64-bit processor with tens of GB of RAM). If a new server is needed,
I'm sure we'll get the money in fairly quickly.
All that remains is for someone with a little bit of programming
experience to volunteer. Make a copy of the osm.org website* and add
routing buttons. Then write some code that converts the routing engine
output to a few formats. Open Layers, GPX, human readable text should
/api, /user etc.
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