[talk-ph] Possible sub-project: Routing Test Suite

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 17:28:00 GMT 2008

Hi guys,

I was thinking of this the other day. What if we create a test suite of
routing scenarios? The scenarios assume that there's no traffic and toll
fees are no problem. We then have a list of pairs of points that we can
drive/bike/walk from and to and specify one to two most probable routing
scenarios based on our own knowledge. We then check out what the routing
softwares (e.g., http://www.yournavigation.org/) decide. By creating such a
test suite, we can verify two things:

1. Check that our mapping is correct (access tags, highway classification
tags [routing software prefer main roads, for example], oneway tags, etc.)
2. Check that the routing software works as intended (assuming the data is
accurate in the first place).

For example, I checked out what the best route is going from Quezon Hall in
U.P. Diliman to Manila Times, Las Pinas. (This is the route I used to take
back in college.) The result from the website above is this:
It's pretty much spot-on except for two things:

1. It made a weird path *clockwise* along Elliptical Road (but it
impressively recognized the U-turn slot along Commonwealth Avenue). This
should be counterclockwise and probably means that Elliptical Road is
missing or has an incorrect oneway tag.
2. It turned left to Taft-Baclaran at EDSA-Pasay Rotonda when it should have
gone the Diosdado Macapagal or Roxas Boulevard route. I think the problem is
because this stretch of Taft Avenue was tagged as a trunk road instead of a
primary road.

What do you guys think? We can create such a list at the OSM Wiki. :-)

~ Eugene / seav
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