[OSM-dev] Newbie questions, introductions and questions about Mac/Objective-C based mapping/Map View using openstreetmap...

Gregory Casamento greg.casamento at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 15:22:07 GMT 2011


On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 9:54 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 03/10/2011 03:46 PM, Gregory Casamento wrote:
>> Well,  by routing I mean the ability to show a navigable route on the
>> nap from one point to another.
> I am still unsure if you are looking for code that does the map display and
> all, or just a routing engine that spits out a number of lat/lon pairs. I
> don't know if you want routing for a small area for for the whole world;
> where will your data be coming from, and are you aware that data for the
> whole world has to be preprocessed before it can be used for routing? Are
> you perhaps not looking for a routing engine with all the data storage and
> preprocessing that entails, but for an API where you request something over
> the network?

The last one is what I'm looking for.

> Do you want to compute thousands of routes or just a few?

Hundreds or thousands.

> Do
> you need routing for different profiles (pedestrian, lorry, etc.) or just a
> standard profile?
> You might want to look at Gosmore
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Gosmore) - Public Domain (thus easy to
> integrate into your application), and reportedly compiles under OSX.
> Bye
> Frederik

I will take a look.  Thank you so much for your help.

Gregory Casamento - GNUstep Lead/Principal Consultant, OLC, Inc.
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