[OSM-dev] Cloudmade routing for OSM rails_port site.

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Mon Apr 27 13:46:05 BST 2009

Andy Allan wrote:
> That's what we're looking for feedback on - what do you think?

Assuming we're not going to host an open-source routing service on an OSM
box (which we're not unless someone supplies the box and volunteers to
maintain it, I guess), we'd need to do the "Different routing services are
available" thing - and the precedent is that we'd do it in a similar way to
the tile source selection.

Very very roughly, that might involve replacing the car/walk/cycle selector
with a drop-down menu:

    - Albert's Routing Service
    - CloudMade (bicycle)
    - CloudMade (car)
    - CloudMade (walking)
    - OpenRouteService
    - YOURS
    - Zarquon Bicycle Directions

...assuming that all these services had a common API for such requests.

But IMO any effort in this area would be best devoted to fixing Namefinder.
A decent namefinder is a prerequisite of a routing service anyway.

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