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Updating the ORS routing graph… frequently!
We’re very happy to announce two more important core features for our services:

Weekly OSM planet.pbf update!
md5 checksum included in response!

How old is the OpenStreetMap planet file which was used to build the openrouteservice road network? This is a question many of you have asked over the past. To this end, we finally [...]

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Land use data created by humans (OSM) was fused with satellite remote sensing data, resulting in a conterminous land use data set without gaps. The first version is now available for all Germany at OSMlanduse.org.
When human input (OSM data) was absent a machine generated missing land use information learning from human inputs and using remote [...]

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Admittedly, the OpenRouteService Matrix API is anything but new. Already implemented in mid 2017, it’s been soaring to high demand by numerous clients across the globe ever since. Finally we want to give it the credit it deserves.
The ORS Matrix API is the precursor to solve important problems like the traveling salesman problem and even more complex [...]

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Disaster events damage human infrastructure and its surroundings within seconds. To support humanitarian logistics, the Disaster OpenRouteService needs the latest, most accurate data available. While crowd-sourcing OSM updates during disasters proved very successful, there is not yet a convenient way of automatically accessing up-to-date OSM data for specific regions of interest. Addressing this need, HeiGIT [...]

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Over the last weeks the recently introduced Climate Protection Map (Klimschutzkarte.de) has been extended to cover the whole world and features now also some new layers. The Global Climate Protection Map is based on user-contributed data from OpenStreetMap. It allows interested citizens to share information and find out about topics related to climate protection and sustainability, [...]

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The first State of Map Conference in Tanzania was organised by the tanzanian OSM community and the Ramani Huria Team based in Dar es Salaam from 8-10th December. The GIScience Research Group contributed to the program by introducing MapSwipe and organizing an workshop on OpenStreetMap and the use of QGIS. (Photo: @InnocentMaholi)

The conference brought together [...]

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This week sees the 18th GEOINFO conference taking part in Salvador. It is the annual conference for exploring ongoing research, development and innovative applications on geographic information science in Brazil. Alexander Zipf is among the keynote speakers. In the special demo session he will highlight some of the OSM related web services for data quality assessment and [...]

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Today we present the latest version and details on the technical API of OpenRouteService at the 7th GeoIT WhereCamp Conference Berlin. Tim from the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) will talk about

Consuming Open Data for Highly Customizable Route Planning
He will show some examples of the very rich feature set and API of OpenRouteService like many [...]

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Finding the shortest path through open spaces is a well-known challenge for pedestrian routing engines. A common solution is routing on the open space boundary, which causes in most cases an unnecessarily long route. A possible alternative is to create a subgraph within the open space. In a recently published paper authors from GIScience Research [...]

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Seit einiger Zeit nutzt das Deutsche Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG) openrouteservice (ORS) mit Daten von OpenStreetMap (OSM) als eigenen Routing-Dienst, inklusive der Geocoder und Isochronen APIs von ORS. Außerdem wurde die openrouteservice API um spezielle Funktionen erweitert, die z.B. für Radrouting relevant sind. Das BKG ist die amtliche Stelle für topographische Daten, [...]

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