Beyond routing with OSRM: Network analysis and complex spatial queries

The talk will cover several core aspects of the Open Source Routing Machine (OSRM), a high-performance routing stack. It will be given by Dennis Luxen, Directions Lead at Mapbox.

The presentation gives an introduction into routing using the great OpenStreetMap data set, how the community works and what the recent developments have been. This is followed by an introduction into several exciting features of OSRM, that show how routing algorithms can be used to:

- analyze road networks for citizen science, e.g. walkability scores for entire neighborhoods
- combine several building blocks into complex spatial queries

Real-world examples include the use of these building blocks in a fire department dispatch system. Last but not least, a new and unprecedented feature is presented: Route Sketches. These are abstractions of the route geometry that allow the user to grasp route guidance in a new way. The route is scaled up and down similar to how humans used to describe routes before online maps were ubiquitous.

Each topic discussed will be shown using live examples. As an open project we welcome feedback of users and engage actively with the development community.

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Regency A - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 16:15 to 16:50