Cartonama Workshop

Mapping Workshop

Routing (Directions) fundamentals

Submitted by Gaurav Lochan (@gauravl) (proposing) on Wednesday, 15 February 2012

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Technical level

Intermediate

Section

Working with Geo Data

Session type

Lecture

Status

Submitted

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Objective

This session should give an better understanding of how routing/directions services work, what data do they work on, and what techniques could be employed to make routing better.

Description

This session should cover how routing is typically done in map services.

A suggested flow

  • Introduction to popular routing algorithms
  • What kind of data is required to build a routing solution, say, given OSM map data
  • What are various techniques employed to improve routing usefulness (e.g. landmark based routing, tuning variables)
  • A quick summary of routing algos/libraries for OSM

Speaker bio

I'm proposing this, i can't talk about this :-(

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