[maemo-users] Idea: Route Finder Service

From: Henri Bergius henri.bergius at iki.fi
Date: Fri Oct 19 10:23:19 EEST 2007
On 10/19/07, Lars Persson Fink <lars_p_fink at yahoo.se> wrote:
> My thought was that it would be possible to supply the service with a
> source and a destination address and have respond with a route and
> information about the route, for instance the estimated time. The Route
> Finder Service could then ask Google (or some other web-service) OR the
> GPS to calculate the route.

An interesting optional backend would be using the OpenStreetMap data
for route calculation. This would allow downloading the whole OSM data
file (currently 900MB) to the device and making routes (and possibly
generating maemo mapper map tiles!) without need for internet

OSM data files:

Some points about OSM-based route calculation:

> /Lars


Henri Bergius
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