Route planner project and OSM

Posted by Stefania_M on 11 October 2012 in English (English)

Dear OSM users,

Cykelsuperstier(Denmark) has just started a new cycle project that covers the entire Great Copenhagen area (Region Hovedstaden). The project involves the design of a route planner that will use Open street map data as data source.

A good and precise performance of the route planner requires OSM data as up to date as possible. To increase the OSM data quality Cykelsuperstier is currently working together with Cyklist Forbundet (Danish Bicycle Association). Improvements can be seen so far for Herlev, Ballerup, Egedal and Frederikssund municipalities. They will be followed shortly by Helsingør (updated as we speak) and Gentofte municipalities. The knowledge we have so far is based on FOT and different cycle data hold by the municipalities. Still, we are missing “the local” knowledge. Anyone with knowledge of the area is welcome to join, tag and share his experience with us.

Monthly updates, milestones and issues regarding the OSM data are going to be posted here and on our facebook page (Cykelsuperstier).

Location: Meatpacking District, Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Copenhagen Municipality, Capital Region of Denmark, 1711, Denmark

Comment from joakimfors on 11 October 2012 at 14:04

Any interest in data from "across the bridge"? ;)

Lund should be more than OK, but I know there are some missing cycleways in Malmö and cycle tagging of the footways etc in the railway stations is mostly missing.

Comment from CycleStreets on 11 October 2012 at 17:37

We'll be interested to see the effect of the data improvements. CycleStreets currently has (unadvertised and untuned) routing for Denmark and we'd be interested hear from local cyclists how well it copes. (plus iOS/Android mobile apps and a mobile web version)

which will take account of signed cycle routes, path types, surface quality, cycle lane widths, barriers, the presence of traffic calming, etc. if present in the data.

Actually there is an API that can be used if wished while developing your project:


Comment from joakimfors on 12 October 2012 at 21:13

Wow, any chance of a beta for Sweden too? Or could you at least include Skåne (Scania) in the DK site. Denmark/Skåne… same difference. ;)

Comment from Stefania_M on 15 October 2012 at 07:27

hey joakimfors,

not yet. we don't intend to "cross the bridge" with this project :) (at least for the moment). I know there is a cooperation though between Helsingør Kommune and Helsingborg in which are concerning cycle data. Maybe they will reach Lund shortly.

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