[OSM-dev] OSRM on osm.org not working

Stadin, Benjamin Benjamin.Stadin at heidelberg-mobil.com
Sun Oct 1 16:58:41 UTC 2017

Just my personal opinion: From the three mentioned routing services in the PR (OSRM, GraphHopper, Mapzen) I find Mapzen to be the most open, and technically quite mature nowadays.

Where other solutions start to separate data and tech stack for commercial reasons, Mapzen seems to be still dedicated to open data and actively pushes open data projects like Transitland (public transportation data project). At least that's what they say [1], and by the first experiments I did with Valhalla it seems they live up to it.


[1] https://mapzen.com/products/

Am 01.10.2017 um 15:59 schrieb Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu<mailto:tom at compton.nu>>:

On 01/10/17 14:28, joost schouppe wrote:

Apparently, OSRM routing on osm.org<http://osm.org> <http://osm.org> has been down for a few days. I have no idea how the implementation really works, or where the correct tracker would be. But I'm sure someone here knows.

See https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/pull/1637.

Unfortunately the OSRM demo server that we were using was taken offline without any warning I think on the assumption that we would be happy to simply switch to using a free account on the commercial Mapbox routing platform in it's place but I'm reluctant to do that.

The problem is that as far as I know there aren't really any practical non-commercial routing solutions using OSM data that we could switch to without having to run our own, and that will obviously take time to arrange.

In the short term we likely need to merge that PR with a few tweaks but there remains a question about how we avoid giving undue promotion to one particular commercial solution.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu<mailto:tom at compton.nu>)

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