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node-osrm

Provides read-only bindings to the Open Source Routing Machine - OSRM, a routing engine for OpenStreetMap data implementing high-performance algorithms for shortest paths in road networks.

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Depends

  • Node.js v0.10.x or v0.12.x
  • Modern C++ runtime libraries supporting C++11

C++11 capable platforms include:

  • Mac OS X >= 10.8
  • Ubuntu Linux >= 14.04 or other Linux distributions with g++ >= 4.8 toolchain (>= GLIBC_2.17 from libc and >= GLIBCXX_3.4.17 from libstdc++)

An installation error like below indicates your system does not have a modern enough g++ toolchain:

Error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.17' not found (required by /node_modules/osrm/lib/binding/osrm.node)

If you are running Ubuntu older than 14.04 you can easily upgrade your g++ toolchain like:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install g++-4.8

Installing

By default, binaries are provided for:

  • 64 bit OS X and 64 bit Linux
  • Node v0.10.x

On those platforms no external dependencies are needed.

Just do:

npm install osrm

However other platforms will fall back to a source compile: see Source Build for details.

Usage

See the example/server.js and test/osrm.test.js for examples of using OSRM through this Node.js API.

Setup

The node-osrm module consumes data processed by OSRM core.

This repository contains a Makefile that does this automatically:

  • Downloads an OSM extract
  • Runs osrm-extract and osrm-prepare
  • Has a OSRM config (ini) file that references the prepared data

Just run:

make berlin-latest.osrm.hsgr

Once that is done then you can calculate routes in Javascript like:

// Note: to require osrm locally do:
// require('./lib/osrm.js')
var OSRM = require('osrm')
var osrm = new OSRM("berlin-latest.osrm");

osrm.locate([52.4224,13.333086], function (err, result) {
  console.log(result);
  // Output: {"status":0,"mapped_coordinate":[52.422442,13.332101]}
});

osrm.nearest([52.4224, 13.333086], function (err, result) {
  console.log(result);
  // Output: {"status":0,"mapped_coordinate":[52.422590,13.333838],"name":"Mariannenstraße"}
});

var query = {coordinates: [[52.519930,13.438640], [52.513191,13.415852]]};
osrm.route(query, function (err, result) {
  console.log(result);
  /* Output:
    { status: 0,
      status_message: 'Found route between points',
      route_geometry: '{~pdcBmjfsXsBrD{KhS}DvHyApCcf@l}@kg@z|@_MbX|GjHdXh^fm@dr@~\\l_@pFhF|GjCfeAbTdh@fFqRp}DoEn\\cHzR{FjLgCnFuBlG{AlHaAjJa@hLXtGnCnKtCnFxCfCvEl@lHBzA}@vIoFzCs@|CcAnEQ~NhHnf@zUpm@rc@d]zVrTnTr^~]xbAnaAhSnPgJd^kExPgOzk@maAx_Ek@~BuKvd@cJz`@oAzFiAtHvKzAlBXzNvB|b@hGl@Dha@zFbGf@fBAjQ_AxEbA`HxBtPpFpa@rO_Cv_B_ZlD}LlBGB',
      route_instructions:
       [ ... ],
      route_summary:
       { total_distance: 2814,
         total_time: 211,
         start_point: 'Friedenstraße',
         end_point: 'Am Köllnischen Park' },
      alternative_geometries: [],
      alternative_instructions: [],
      alternative_summaries: [],
      route_name:
       [ 'Lichtenberger Straße',
         'Holzmarktstraße' ],
      alternative_names: [ [ '', '' ] ],
      via_points:
       [ [ 52.519934, 13.438647 ],
         [ 52.513162, 13.415509 ] ],
      via_indices: [ 0, 69 ],
      alternative_indices: [],
      hint_data:
       { checksum: 222545162,
         locations:
          [ '9XkCAJgBAAAtAAAA____f7idcBkPGuw__mMhA7cOzQA',
            'TgcEAFwFAAAAAAAAVAAAANIeb5DqBHs_ikkhA1W0zAA' ] } }
  */
});

Source Build

To build from source you will need:

  • OSRM >= 0.4.2

See Project-OSRM wiki for details.

Once Project-OSRM is built you should be able to run:

pkg-config libosrm --variable=prefix

Which should return the path to where you installed Project-OSRM.

Now you can build node-osrm:

git clone https://github.com/Project-OSRM/node-osrm.git
cd node-osrm
npm install --build-from-source

Developing

After setting up a Source Build you can make changes to the code and rebuild like:

npm install --build-from-source

But that will trigger a full re-configure if any changes occurred to dependencies.

However you can optionally use the Makefile which simplifies some common needs.

To rebuild using cached data:

make

If you want to see all the arguments sent to the compiler do:

make verbose

If you want to build in debug mode (-DDEBUG -O0) then do:

make debug

Under the hood this uses node-pre-gyp (which itself used node-gyp) to compile the source code.

Testing

Run the tests like:

make test

Releasing

Releasing a new version of node-osrm is mostly automated using travis.ci.

Steps to release

  1. Confirm the desired OSRM branch and commit.

    This is configurable via the OSRM_BRANCH and OSRM_COMMIT variables in the .travis.yml.

  2. Bump node-osrm version

    Update the CHANGELOG.md and the package.json version if needed.

  3. Check Travis.ci

    Ensure Travis.ci builds are passing after your last commit.

  4. Publishing binaries

    If travis builds are passing then it's time to publish binaries by committing with a message containing [publish binary]. If you don't have anything to commit then you can do:

    git commit --allow-empty -m "[publish binary]"
    
  5. Test

    Locally you can now test binaries. Cleanup, re-install, and run the tests like:

    make clean
    npm install # will pull remote binaries
    npm ls # confirm deps are correct
    make test
    

    Confirm the remote binaries are available by running node-pre-gyp locally:

    $ ./node_modules/.bin/node-pre-gyp info --loglevel silent | grep `node -e "console.log(require('./package.json').version)"`
    osrm-v0.2.8-node-v11-darwin-x64.tar.gz
    osrm-v0.2.8-node-v11-linux-x64.tar.gz
    
  6. Tag

    Once binaries are published for Linux and OS X then its time to tag a new release:

    git tag v0.2.8 -m "Tagging v0.2.8"
    git push --tags
    
  7. Publish node-osrm

    First ensure your local node-pre-gyp is up to date:

    npm ls
    

    This is important because it is bundled during packaging.

    If you see any errors then do:

    rm -rf node_modules/node-pre-gyp
    npm install node-pre-gyp
    

    Now we're ready to publish node-osrm to https://www.npmjs.org/package/osrm:

    npm publish
    

    Dependent apps can now pull from the npm registry like:

    "dependencies": {
       "osrm": "~0.2.8"
    }
    

    Or can still pull from the github tag like:

    "dependencies": {
       "osrm": "https://github.com/Project-OSRM/node-osrm/tarball/v0.2.8"
    }
    
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