[OSM-talk] "avoid-obstacles" algorithm

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason avarab at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 16:45:03 GMT 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Ivan Garcia <capiscuas at gmail.com> wrote:
> we would like to implement for disabled persons that will help them to find
> the route by avoiding obstacles or undesired areas in the map.
> An example of this is http://seamster.cs.umd.edu:8090/map/index.html , where
> you can add dinamically obstacles that you will not like to pass by.
> That means that we are looking for some open source software(or library)
> that allows us to do that. Another approach could be giving a high WEIGHT to
> some paths so that way the route algorithm will avoid passing by there.

There's existing routing software available which does transport-based
routing, i.e. different routes for motorvehicles, bicycles and foot


You could look at those and see how easy they'd be to alter to
understand the tagging scheme you plan on using for marking
accessibility for the disabled.

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