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I am looking for an algorithm.

I want to start at a certain point in a map, then follow a path on my gps-device, which starts and ends at the same point while always having a distance of about distance. I want to - if possible - always go on new streets. Finally I should have a set of tracks that have every street covered around a starting point while trying to not walk the same street twice.


  1. I get a vector map and start at point Start programmatically.
  2. Then I loop through north, east, south, west and in between with 1° resolution, ie 360°.
  3. In this loop I walk to the first crossing, turn right, to the next, turn right and then aim at Start, finding the closest way to Start using this method.

Here I want inspiration...

asked 18 Dec '13, 06:43

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The question has been closed for the following reason "Question is off-topic or not relevant" by Frederik Ramm 18 Dec '13, 07:13

Your idea is interesting but it is not suitable for this medium. is not a discussion forum - it isn't suited technically. I would recommend that you check out the "dev" or "routing" mailing lists (see ), or if you prefer, a suitable forum (see

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