Optimizing bicycling routes with OpenStreetMap and APIs
(There’s a video version of this article available here, where we also do a deep dive into the code behind it, remember to turn on subtitles):
I’ve started playing with data from OpenStreetMap (OSM). It started with me trying to fetch all the places where I could get free water when moving around Copenhagen, which turned out to be a daunting task, because OSM seems to have a lot of different ways to categorise available water. I’ve identified the following tags to look out for:Tag Documentation amenity=drinking_water https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Ddrinking_water man_made=water_tap https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dwater_tap amenity=water_point https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dwater_point drinking_water=* https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:drinking_water
Contributing back to OpenStreetMap
I soon became...
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