Can i put in A to B and get directions?

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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 openstreetmap.org 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 openstreetmap.org, 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 https://graphhopper.com/maps

(02 Sep '14, 23:33) karussell
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apmon's answer from March 2012 is outdated. Since February 2015 routing is available directly on OSM, see https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2015/02/16/routing-on-openstreetmap-org/

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

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

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Since February 2015 routing is available directly on OSM, see https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2015/02/16/routing-on-openstreetmap-org/

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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
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You can add via points using another interface to OSM-based routing engines, such as http://map.project-osrm.org/ .

(04 Jul '16, 14:53) Richard ♦
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