[OSM-talk] Cycle route planning using OSM
styno at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 3 11:16:51 BST 2007
Cycling specific topics popup on this ML now and then. The discussions
die slowly  often without having made new agreements, perhaps a ML
isn't the proper place. But also the proposed features pages in the wiki
 are not very productive on subjects that do not attract a large
audience. I agree that OSM needs some additional mapping rules aimed at
cyclists, hikers etc. in order to make efficient routing possible.
Currently I'm investigating how to implement a platform that can be used
to provide (turn-by-turn) route planning for both online and offline use
specifically aimed at cycling (for now). Mostly because mostly (all)
route planners target cars and cycling specific sites only offer static
data. So far I'm thinking of using RoadNav  as the back-end because
it is (the only?) OpenSource (GPL) project that supports turn-by-tun
routing and has basic support for OSM. As the user interface I'm
thinking of using Opera for handheld devices because it has good SVG
support. Another project that could profit from the tiles at home work
might be GpsDrive , but this project doesn't support turn-by-turn
routing and development seems to have stopped.
Tom Taylor wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm new here, but recently attended the Open Knowledge Forum event in
> London, and enjoyed hearing about OpenStreetMap's efforts. I was even
> more amazed to see the level of detail that places like Cambridge and
> Loughborough are at!
> What I'm here to ask is whether there's any interest in putting cycle
> route information onto OSM. Properties such as
> bikelane_exists=yes;bikelane_hours=24h;trafficdensity=low - that sort of
> thing, as well as putting on useful nodes such as bike parking.
> I ask because there's a group in the US working on the ByCycle Trip
> Planner (http://trac.bycycle.org/wiki). I'm trying to assess the
> feasibility of using OSM data with their route finder to build a system
> for town/city cycle route planning.
> Is anyone already working on anything in this realm? Could a working
> group of interested people within OSM come up with some kind of
> standards to aid the mapping of this data? Do you want to help?
> I'm keen to hear any thoughts.
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