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I am creating a program with member registered list that when sending letters some times we deliver them by foot. Is their a routing library/site that can give him the house number and streets names and give my their location and routes. Or a way to get the gps point from the address.

I would like to create the route and sort the letters according to that route. The program will be Offline.

This is for a nonprofit organization

asked 19 Sep '10, 20:32

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OpenStreetMap's Nominatim search function is excellent at street-level addressing. However, OpenStreetMap does not have consistent good house address data, and sadly, even the cleverest routing algorithm in the world can't find 57 Frog Street if no-one has tagged Frog Street with house numbers in OSM.

So if you want a complete addressing solution, you're better off looking elsewhere. The well-known Skobbler routing software, for example, uses OpenStreetMap for routing but Google for addressing.

If, however, you're happy to sacrifice addressing quality, you may consider Gosmore as offline routing software. Alternatively, CloudMade and MapQuest offer online routing services.

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answered 19 Sep '10, 21:03

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I know that openstreetmaps address are a bit not that detailed. By in my country even google isn't that updated.right now I am adding house numbers to the streets where the organisation will be using the application. What I am looking for is a way to integreate the data being inserted into openstreetmap into my application, so when I print labels I can locate the houses easily and maybe sort them.

Any ddls available or help to do this thing. Integrated into my developing software using java. Ofline mode since internet is not available

(20 Sep '10, 09:34) Trumbun

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