June 1, 2008#

Update: What OpenStreetMap doesn’t have…

I didn’t actually think about this when I “rediscovered” OpenStreetMap the other day and wrote my blog post about it; there’s yet another feature that OpenStreetMap doesn’t offer… routing! I didn’t really notice that as I’m hardly using this feature on Live Maps or Google Maps, but in fact, there’s no from-to route finding service on OSM.

BUT luckily there is OpenRouteService, a free routing service that is based on (as you may guess) OpenStreetMap. Another great example of what to do with a free worldwide street database ;-)


  1. Here is a summary of the online routing services that are available using OpenStreetMap data:

    • Thanxx for sharing that link. It provides a good overview of free routing services and an update / addition to my post above.

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