[OSGeo Africa] Travel Time Calculation

Paul Scott pscott209 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 22:59:48 PST 2013

On 15/01/2013 08:53, S Coetzer wrote:
> Hi
> If I can suggest a quick an easy way to get estimated time travel.
> Get your x,y coordinates from point A to point B and plot it on Google 
> maps. Use the GET DIRECTIONS facility, this would give you an 
> estimated travel time and distance along with several possible 
> alternative routes.

For a group of GI professionals, I am bitterly disappointed in these 
types of answers. Has anyone heard of Djikstra's algorithm 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dijkstra%27s_algorithm) or a* or 
Shooting-Star distance algorithms? 

 From that, we can infer that distance * average speed = time right?

Come on ladies and gents! Let us foster an environment for new thinking 
and innovation, not a forum for consumption of predefined OTS products.

OSGeo = Open Source = hack and pick and modify = change = new = better = 

-- Paul

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