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If you search for a location on openstreetmap.org you'll probably miss some autocompletion. Autocompletion requires some server resources and when you have a normal SQL database (as it is the case for normal nominatim installation) this is nearly impossible. There is an Open Source solution called photon using the nominatim DB for feeding and for the search it uses Apache Solr. I highly recommend looking at this.
BTW: Maybe you have some time to use this into the latest effort that wants to have routing on the main osm.org site? Check this fork!
I just blogged about it here
Today we’re releasing version 0.2 of our Open Source road routing engine GraphHopper written in 100% Java.
- All algorithms are faster due to bug fixes and fine tuning
- A preparation is necessary for our optional speed-up technique called Contraction Hierarchy. This preparation is also faster.
- We finally fixed GPS-exact routing so you don’t have to workaround a junction-to-junction results
More exciting news will follow …
Graphhopper 0.1.1 is now available on maven central. Which means that you can include it as a dependency in your pom.xml without adding a repository. See the snippet on the website.
Also there are some minor bug fixes and better support for internationalization. E.g. GraphHopper Maps should now be able to detect your locale and apply the translation (de, en and es) automagically. Or you can force it with the locale parameter: http://graphhopper.com/maps/?point=berlin&point=madrid&locale=de_DE
PS: If you are in the USA (or use en_US) you'll see feet and miles, which I highly dislike but people are used to it.
See the full announcement here
Quick feature summary:
- It supports OpenStreetMap out of the box
- It is memory efficient and fast
- It is entirely written in Java
- It is Open Source (Apache License)
Trying out this blog here. English or German ... hmmh, at least linking to http://graphhopper.com ;)