[Talk-in] Fwd: Road routing using openstreetmap data with OSRM

muzirian muzirian at gmail.com
Sun Aug 16 18:51:11 UTC 2020

This is awesome, will help and inspire many.
Kudos Nikhil and Srihari

On Sun, Aug 16, 2020 at 1:15 AM Nikhil VJ <nikhil.js at gmail.com> wrote:

> [Re-mailing without the screenshot to meet size restrictions]
> Hi folks,
> I'd like to share about OSRM - Open Source Routing Machine. It can work
> with freely downloadable Openstreetmap data to give a self-hosted
> road-routing solution that's a drop-in replacement for many google maps
> services (not that one you want the most, but many ;) )
> I see a lot of promise in this and similar tools to help businesses and
> organisations involved in transport, logistics, GPS, delivery etc to save
> expenses. There is a huge amount of money Indian companies are sending out
> of the country for geo-services - I'd like to see some of that retained.
> Decentralizing is a key enabler here: Bringing down the base area makes
> your OSRM program fast and light. So, instead of trying to load the whole
> planet's OSM data or all of India's, loading just your region lets you do
> road routing fast and cheap.
> There's some technical hurdles to cross in learning how to set up and use
> OSRM. Towards that, with lots of help in dockerizing from Srihari Thalla,
> I've started a project on github  : https://osrm-decentralized.github.io/ with the
> aim of making it easy for anyone to "roll their own" OSRM using some easy
> docker recipes.
> There's a live demo page here : https://osrm-decentralized.github.io/demo
> If you have an OSRM instance serving an area, inviting to add your link to
> this live demo.
> For grabbing your state/UT's openstreetmap data, I've set up this resource
> where you can get the latest data updated daily:
> https://server.nikhilvj.co.in/dump/
> (it's using older states shapes from a datameet repo, please share the new
> JK / Ladakh UTs if you have)
> If you want your specific region's osm pbf data to be daily updated and
> available for download here, let me know and we might be able to work
> something out.
> Please share with people who might find this useful.
> And (belated) Happy Independence Day :)
> --
> Cheers,
> Nikhil VJ
> https://nikhilvj.co.in
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