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OSMAnd with GraphHopper navigation

OSMAnd is a popular OpenStreetMap-based map application for Android and iOS that supports offline maps. A lesser known feature is that you can replace the built-in vehicle profiles. For example, you can use GraphHopper to quickly calculate your route online. As the first step you need a GraphHopper API key: register here and then login […]

GraphHopper Routing Engine 8.0 Released

We have released version 8.0 of GraphHopper, the flexible and fast open source routing engine for OpenStreetMap. Read more about it on GitHub, try GraphHopper Maps and read on to find out what’s new. The following contributors worked on over 50 pull requests and many more smaller changes: westnordost, christophlingg, easbar, karussell, michaz, ratrun, otbutz, […]

Improving The Route Planning Experience in GraphHopper Maps

Route Hints In the past GraphHoper Maps showed obstacles or special cases on the route, but it wasn’t easy to find out where exactly you’ll face them and for how long. These “obstacles” could be steps for a bicycle route or a ferry or if you need to cross borders and so on. Now we […]

Leg-based information

Recently we added some new path details: leg_time and leg_distance. This makes it easier to get the time, distance and the geometry per “leg”. A “leg” is a specific part of the route. See the example below and the first leg is from Schwarzkollm (start) to Bröthen (via point) and the second leg is from […]

GraphHopper Routing Engine 7.0 Released

We have released the next version of GraphHopper, the flexible and fast open source routing engine for OpenStreetMap. Read more about it on GitHub and read on to find out what’s new. When you start the new GraphHopper Routing Engine, you will be greeted by the new GraphHopper Maps. We have blogged about it earlier […]

The New GraphHopper Maps

When I started working on the open source GraphHopper routing engine ten years ago, I created a simple visualization for the routes and various algorithms with Swing (Java). But I wanted to show the full potential of GraphHopper to a wider audience, so I hacked together a GraphHopper Maps demo in JavaScript (using jQuery) to […]