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Leaflet user interface for Project-OSRM

README.md

Overview

The repository provides a Leaflet (1) based web frontend to the Open Source Routing Machine (Project-OSRM (2)). The frontend is implemented in Javascript. Data is fetched from routing and geocoding servers using JSONP queries. The website is XHTML 1.0 Strict compliant. A deployed version of the the web frontend can be seen at (3).

Setup

The frontend for OSRM is a pure javascript application and needs no additional server support other than servering files via HTTP. Folllowing are the steps for an example installation on an Ubuntu server running Apache:

Download repository from GitHub (as root):

  cd /usr/local
  git clone https://github.com/DennisSchiefer/Project-OSRM-Web
  chmod 755 -R Project-OSRM-Web
  cd Project-OSRM-Web/WebContent

Link content for Apache to serve (as root):

  cd /var/www
  ln -s /usr/local/Project-OSRM-Web/WebContent osrm

The frontend should be available on your server at:

  http://<your-server>/osrm/main.html

If required, edit OSRM.config.js to change multiple settings. By default the frontend uses the project-osrm infrastructure (routing server, data timestamps, url shortener). This should be changed to your locations.

Note that our url shortener only accepts urls pointing to the official project-osrm website. Though, it is possible to either switch to another shortening service or disable the url shortener entirely if required.

Branches

  • The master branch will always point to the latest released version of the frontend.
  • The develop branch should always point to a working version with new features and bugfixes (think of it as a nightly-build).
  • Other branches contain various work in progress.

Bugtracking

Please use the OSRM-Project bug tracker (4) for submitting any bug reports or feature requests.

Contribute

If you like to contribute, simply fork the project and start coding. It is best practice to create a new branch (from the current develop branch!) with a descriptive name for your contributions. When you are done, send a pull request from that branch. With this workflow, each pull request is isolated and can be easily merged.

Compatibility

The frontend has been tested with Firefox 2.0+, Internet Explorer 8+ and Chrome 18+. Certain visuals like rounded corners or moving boxes only show up in more recent browser versions. The frontend will not work with Internet Explorer 6 or 7. As of Leaflet 0.6.x, dragging the map is no longer fully functional in very old browsers, such as Firefox 2.x. This will not be fixed.

References

(1) Cloudmade Leaflet: http://leaflet.cloudmade.com/
(2) Project OSRM: http://project-osrm.org/
(3) Project OSRM Frontend: http://map.project-osrm.org/
(4) Project OSRM Bugtracker: https://github.com/DennisOSRM/Project-OSRM/issues/

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