[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Technologies and Open Data in ITS

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at swoodbridge.com
Sun Jan 17 17:10:46 PST 2016

Hi Suchith,

Vicky Vergara and I developed a vehicle routing problem solver as part 
of a city wide trash collection planning system that Ingesur developed 
for the city of Montevideo UY. Our repository is here:


This is an interesting problem because we linked ORSM into our solver 
code and used OSM data for the street network data. We worked 
extensively with Ingesur and they were an excellent partner in this 
project (I've cc'd Fernando @ Ingesur). This solver deals with many real 
world issues, like container and truck volume limits, pickup time 
windows, some trucks that can only pickup containers on the right side 
of the vehicle, trucks can not make u-turns at containers on streets, etc.

We looked at using pgRouting and OSRM for computing routes and picked 
OSRM for performance and the fact that this was easiest for the clients 
to update the street network as needed and then to reload OSM into OSRM.

We integrated the functionality in to postgresql as an extension, but I 
believe the final solution actually ended up using a command line 
interface that we used to develop the code under.

Anyway, if you have additional questions, we would be happy to address them.

Best regards,

On 1/17/2016 1:46 PM, Suchith Anand wrote:
> This is a request for help from those who are working in Intelligent
> Transport Systems area. I am currently on a secondment to Transport
> Systems Catapult [1] from the University of Nottingham and as part of
> my research , one aspect i am looking into is the impact of Open
> Technologies and Open Data in ITS in accelerating innovation
> opportunities.
> I will appreciate if anyone who is working in ITS (Transport
> planners, City governments) esp. using Open Technologies and Open
> Data (examples from across the world are welcome )  if they can
> please email  me at Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk on their project
> details (if you can send me the websites of the project  or links to
> various open datasets that you are using etc), it will be greatly
> appreciated and very helpful for my research.
> Thanks again for your kind help on this matter.
> Best wishes,
> Suchith
> [1]  https://ts.catapult.org.uk/
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