[gis_info] cheap routing software?
karsten at terragis.net
Mon Dec 8 15:32:19 PST 2008
Yes I was just typing the same thing as Percy did already reply.
Definitely check that one out. You can find information about
PostGIS from Refractions, Victoria, Canada here:
and PgRouting from Orkney, Japan here: http://pgrouting.postlbs.org/
Also there is a great demo of "real time routing" - as you drag your cursor
using OpenLayers (http://openlayers.org/) + PgRouting - its amazing.
this demo at http://boston.freemap.in/routing.html
and video (http://crschmidt.net/blog/categories/pgrouting/ )
Lately, the demo sometimes didn't work for me in some browsers - not sure
what changed - but be assured technically real time routing over the web
(and on the desktop liekwize) with these tools can be made to work - I have
Terra GIS LTD
2119 Boyer Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
Phone 206 905 1711
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> [mailto:gis_info-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of percy
> Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 15:18
> To: Heather Kandoll
> Cc: gis_info at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
> Subject: Re: [gis_info] cheap routing software?
> PGRouting is an open source solution that many web developers
> use. It runs within PostGIS, which is an extension to
> Postgresql, an extremely stable and widely used "enterprise
> class", opensource, object-relational DBMS.
> As a geologist, I have not had the need to do any routing :-)
> However, I hear *really good things* about PGRouting!
> Quoting Heather Kandoll <hkandoll at centurytel.net>:
> > I work in Vancouver, WA for a public transportation company. Our
> > operations department just called me wanting to know if I
> knew of a
> > good cheap routing software. They want it for quick demos of
> > possible reroutes.
> > They have software called INIT which actually monitors the
> > GPS location of every bus in our fleet and knows if it is
> on time or
> > not. However, there are sometimes we have to do a detour,
> like for a
> > parade or sewer project, and so they need to be able to put in new
> > way points and have it find distance and how long it should take
> > based on speed limits. This software doesn't do that.
> > I tried to demo GoogleMaps for them, and ititally, the test went
> > pretty well. It's easy to use, and it's free. But then they
> had me
> > do a reroute in downtown Portland for our express buses,
> and Google
> > refused to do what we wanted. It kept defaulting back to Broadway
> > (arterial street), and we really wanted to run though the
> bus mall
> > on 5th.
> > So, what they are looking for is something to load on a
> laptop and
> > be able to do on the fly during a meeting.
> > Thank you,
> > Heather Kandoll
> > C-TRAN GIS Analyst
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