Cartonama Workshop

Mapping Workshop

Routing (Directions) fundamentals

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

This is a proposal requesting for someone to speak on this topic. If you’d like to speak, leave a comment.

Section: Working with Geo Data Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Lecture Status: Confirmed & Scheduled


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.


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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