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About Planner Analysis Issues

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About Knooppuntnet

Knooppuntnet is an OSM-based website for the use of walking and bicycle node networks.

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Knooppuntnet offers two main applications: planner and analysis.

The two main knooppuntnet applications
Application Logo What does it do? Manual
Planner knooppuntnet planner icon Shows the node networks and offers an international routing node network planner with POI's. It outputs gpx-files, shareable links, QR-code scan links, and printable route descriptions. Planner manual
Analysis knooppuntnet analysis icon Analyses node networks and detects errors. It offers direct links to OSM-editors to repair nodes, routes and networks. Analysis manual

Open source: knooppuntnet is an open source project using 100% free OpenStreetMap data. The map data, network data and application are completely crowdsourced. Any user with free registration can correct OpenStreetMap errors, add enhanced POI data, report a bug, map or data error, or suggest a potential enhancement.

Languages: knooppuntnet is available in Dutch, English, German and French.

What is a node network?

A node network is a network of numbered junctions, called "nodes", interconnected by node-to-node routes. Each numbered node points to adjacent numbered nodes. The node-to-node routes are typically waymarked with simple arrows in both directions. Variants exist, e.g. a network where the user chooses a colour to follow, rather than a number. Some networks use named nodes instead of numbers. Node networks are usually recreational, but commuter cycling networks are being developed in Germany and Belgium.

A planned hike, boat trip or ride over a node network uses a list of numbers to follow. Therefore node networks need special planner maps to create a route for a trip. Paper planners and paper network maps were used in the early days; cyclists were seen with wristwraps showing the chain of numbers, special cards in perspex cases with neck cords were available to carry "node cards" on a hike. Nowadays recent paper maps are scarce and limited and people increasingly rely on smartphones and GPS-devices. Many planner apps and sites are appearing on touristic platforms, but most are limited in geographic scope, limited to walking or cycling, cannot handle variants, or need a paid account.

That is why a free global node planner app for all types of node networks is a must. knooppuntnet offers one, based on the free and open platform of OpenStreetMap.


Split for Analysis and Map/Planner

Useful links

Node Networks

  • Cycle node tagging
    Details about mapping bicyle node networks (also valid for mapping walking node networks).
  • Waymarked Trails
    Map showing sign-posted hiking and cyling routes around the world.


  • Wiki
    OpenStreetMap documentation.