OpenStreetMap begins with directions on own site




OpenStreetMap has begun integrating directions on his own site. The service uses the Directions third parties and hopes that the addition means that users bring more improvements.

Dan Stowell of the team behind OpenStreetMap, or OSM, acknowledges that all directions has long offered and that the purpose of OSM is to provide open data that helps others to work. At the same time he mentions adding the directions a big step, because users now rather be encouraged to contribute to improvements than when they use the services of third parties.

“The end effect is that the quality of the OSM data in the field of trails going up,” said Stowell, according to whom everyone will benefit. Also, many users do not realize that many services of third parties based on OSM and would expand the site may change this. At present OpenStreetMap integrates directions for pedestrians, vehicles and bicycles. The services include OSRM, MapQuest and Graph Hopper.

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