[OSM-dev] Cloudmade routing for OSM rails_port site.
osm at na1400.info
Mon Apr 27 14:07:43 BST 2009
No doubt CM and other candidates would volunteer to maintain the box. I
would anyway, but providing a box is too much.
Namefinder is at times, let's say, troublesome but only a small part of
the whole routing process and therefore doesn't stop usage and
development of a routing service if it's not perfect.
Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> 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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