[OSM-talk] [Talk-us] Am I mapping this wrong, or should the router be fixed for this?

Maarten Deen mdeen at xs4all.nl
Fri Jul 31 07:35:17 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-31 09:22, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> Am 31.07.2015 um 07:41 schrieb Maarten Deen <mdeen at xs4all.nl>:
>> It is more than sufficient for a time calculation to use the maximum 
>> speed, multiplied by some factor (smaller than 1), or even a fixed 
>> speed per road class.
> Sometimes it also depends on the region and the intensity of usage of
> the road network. In certain metropolitan areas with at times more
> traffic than the network can digest, you would be far off with this
> metric. In these cases the general hierarchy of primary, secondary etc
> becomes meaningless and often the best you can do is use small
> lateral, residential roads to avoid the major traffic jam on the
> arterial roads ;-)

That is why my next comment was:

>> Much better is virtually impossible to achieve since you don't know 
>> how much traffic there is on the road so you can not predict waiting 
>> times at traffic lights or junctions.
> Most major routing systems use indeed real time traffic information
> today, collected by other users of their system and by cellphone
> networks

But for that you need some kind of online connection. And my tablet has 
only wifi.
So that may be practical to use in some cases (phones with a dataplan), 
you still need a general calculation which is not based on real time 
traffic info. And for that you can only use general terms with respect 
to speed and have to accept that the calculation will not be correct all 
the time.
On top of this: I am not aware that OSMAND has this functionality ATM. 
So talking about this is only hypothetical at the moment. It will not 
result in better calculation times.


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