Web front end/Routing
Routing has long been available on other websites, making use of OpenStreetMap data, but it was introduced onto the OpenStreetMap front page in 2015, as an interface calling these external services.
Routing limited to simple A-B search, no via points. Settings of each router are not accessible for users.
After finding a route, your query will be visible in the browser URL, and can be shared with others. Note the routing query will be re-executed when someone visits the link. This means you may get different results for the same query based on what is in OpenStreetMap database. For example you can report a routing problem by sharing such a link, but hopefully in time the link will start to show a corrected route.
- Routing#End users: Routing software - online and offline alternatives
- Routing#Mappers: Improving the map data - details of how to improve OSM data and get better routing results