Can i put in A to B and get directions?

asked 18 Mar '12, 21:09

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edited 03 Sep '14, 20:05

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andy mackey

If you are asking if one can use OpenStreetMap to get directions from A to B, then the answer is yes and no.

It is currently not possible to do this directly on the website, however, there are a number of external sites that allow you to do this based on OpenStreetMap data.

examples are: OSRM, Mapquest Open or Yournavigation

There are also more specialised forms such as for cycling in the UK such as cyclestreets.

Further more, there are a number of applications that allow you to use OpenStreetMap data for navigation on your smart phone or sat-nav such as:

Mapfactor free for sat-nav devices, Skobbler for iPhone, Navmii for iPhone, Garmin OSM maps and many more for all types of devices.

There are also plans to eventually include directions on, but they are still in development.

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answered 19 Mar '12, 01:40

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another one would be GraphHopper Maps

(02 Sep '14, 23:33) karussell

apmon's answer from March 2012 is outdated. Since February 2015 routing is available directly on OSM, see

(02 Jul '16, 16:16) Hb-

Since February 2015 routing is available directly on OSM, see

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answered 02 Jul '16, 16:15

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On OSM we can get directions from A to B but OSM has no "via" points, which is quite uncomfortable. These are quite useful in a lot of cases.

(02 Jul '16, 20:36) Ukraroad

You can add via points using another interface to OSM-based routing engines, such as .

(04 Jul '16, 14:53) Richard ♦

To get an overview about the endless possibilities, have a look at the OSM wiki about Routing.

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answered 22 Mar '12, 19:52

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Here's an example, Our local crematorium's access has been changed. The A14 will be motorway and a new road is in use, an added but unavoidable problem for friends and relatives, Luckily Openstreetmap comes to the rescue and seems to be the only correct map at the moment.

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answered 01 Oct '19, 08:04

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Yes its possible. There are many web based services which you can use for routing including different modes of transport. Open Route service is a good web based one that I can recommend. For mobile apps I will recommend Grasshopper. We have implemented agritech routing using these solutions.

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answered 01 Oct '19, 07:24

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