OGC Announces Publication of Open Routing API Pilot Results
New OGC Engineering Reports document outcomes of the Open Routing API Pilot, including new capabilities to easily share routes and prototype APIs able to use routing data from any source - based on the next generation of OGC APIs.
12 February 2020: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has announced publication of the Engineering Reports documenting the work of the Open Routing API Pilot, including implementations developed and a prototype Routing API and Route Exchange Model.
The Open Routing API Pilot was conducted under OGC's Innovation Program, a collaborative, agile, and hands-on prototyping and engineering environment where sponsors and OGC members come together to address location interoperability challenges while validating international open standards.
Road network data, route calculation engines, and routing algorithms are available from many providers and sources. While diversity in the marketplace is generally beneficial to consumers of route information, integration, overlay, or comparison of routes from different routing services can be a complex process. Consumers are offered route assistance derived from different road and network characteristics, based on different information models and served in different formats. Further, the routing services themselves offer non-standard interfaces for requesting and accessing routes.
The Open Routing API Pilot addressed these interoperability issues and developed methods for routing services to incorporate...