[SDI-Europe] Open Location Services for whole of Europe based on OpenGIS Services and OpenStreetMap
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Fri Dec 5 05:38:30 EST 2008
Open Location Services for whole of Europe based on OpenGIS Services and OpenStreetMap
Both, the first European-wide location-based "Directory Service" (yellow pages / POI-search) and also a (reverse) GeoCoder based on open standards (Open Location Services specification by OGC) and open geodata from OpenStreetMap are available at www.OpenRouteService.org.
This means that through the OpenLS directory service you can search for Points of Interests (POIs) of different types. The user can specify a location and a search distance and the categories of POIs to be found. Currently more than 50 different categories of objects are available. These are based on relevant tags of OpenStreetMap.
Also the OpenLS Utility Service (Geocoder/ReverseGeocoder) is now available for the whole of Europe through OpenRouteService (beta-version). This means it is possible to get the coordinates for a given address (city & streetname). Vice versa it is possible to return addresses for a given set of coordinates. Further also the ORS Web Map Service (OGC WMS) now covers the whole of Europe (also the TileCache version). These three services work also in European countries, which are not yet supported by the routing functionality of OpenRouteService.
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