[OSM-dev] First TMC-support in Traveling Salesman

marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 8 06:41:47 BST 2009

Yes, we have it.
Traveling Salesman (http://travelingsales.sourceforge.net), the
navigation-program for OpenStreetMap
has first working support for electronic traffic-messages.

The SVN-version of Traveling Salesman can now parse TMC-messages in
Royaltek and GNC/GNC2-format
received from RDS-capable GPS-receivers, store them and show the user a
list of all traffic obstructions
currently in effect.

This will not be a part of Version 1.0 as much remains to be done.
Full TMC-support It is planned to a part of release 1.1 later this year.
This depends on the
into the OpenStreetMap[/url].
All current tests are done with some locations being added to the map by
hand and these locations
are the only one to currently work. It will take at least a few weeks to
get all german locations into the OSM.
Other countries may follow later.

Currently TMC-messages are now shown in the map itself and are not yet used
to affect routing.
Parsing needs to extract much more information then just a text-message to
do that.

...but we are on our way. :)


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