[OSGeo-Discuss] Anyone interested in geocoding and routing?

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 19:57:53 PST 2008

Fair enough - one thing I am interested in is having an API to interact 
with a range of geocoder implementations. I know the standards at osgeo.org 
list will remind me of OpenLS - but I am not sure if that has seen any 
adoption in the wild (although it looks like their is a new version 
comming out with a range of interesting sponsors behind it).

On the opposite end of the street; a simple SOAP API would be a great 
starting point (I have a Java API sorted out as well).


Andrew Turner wrote:
> Yes Jody - this has been the common observation that tends to derail
> the discussion about even getting good toolsets out there. However, I
> would say there is at least "good enough" data to start with to seed
> and engine and once there is a need, the available data will get
> better.
> Andrew
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 8:00 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I always find data is the difficulty when starting a geocoder... am I
>> missing something?
>> You will find a good graph module in geotools with route finding etc.
>> Jody
>> Andrew Ross wrote:
>>> Hi Everyone,
>>>  A few of us have been talking and thought the timing might be right to
>>> try and start projects to work on Geocoding and Routing. We're still
>>> gathering information and checking to learn who's interested.
>>>  If you are interested, please check out the following wiki's and add your
>>> name in the section you are interested in.
>>>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OpenGeocoder
>>>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OpenRouter
>>>  There are experts out there that are far more knowledgeable about
>>> Geocoding and Routing than I am. To these good people: please feel empowered
>>> to make modifications, provide feedback in whatever way you feel most
>>> comfortable.
>>>  Thanks,
>>>  Andrew
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