[OSM-talk] average speed as opposed to speed limit in calculating routes

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 01:20:26 BST 2012


On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 4:49 PM, Eric Marsden <eric.marsden at free.fr> wrote:
>>>>>> "rn" == renato  <rennabh at gmail.com> writes:
>
>   rn> Could something like this be done in OSM? Has someone ever thought of
>   rn> it? First thought would be an average_speed_by_car tag, that navigators
>   rn> could use in calculating routes. Even better would be an automated way
>   rn> of updating these tags by users using the navigator.
>
>   Hi,
>
>   See the following thread for a discussion of prior work on this
>   subject in OSM (including code developed during a 2010 GSOC project).
>
>   http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.openstreetmap.devel/21542

There is trafficspeed.org which was announced back in January:

http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2012-January/061479.html

Like any traffic system, it requires a critical mass of users which
isn't there at the moment.

Toby



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