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Graphopper API to find public transport Route


#1

Hi Guys,

I just started using Graphhopper and this might be a noob question so forgive me for this.

Can one actually find public transport links between various GeoCoordinates.

E.g I am given 2 geocoordinates close to 2 different train stations , will Graphopper help me find the route and tell me to take specific trains or buses to arrive at my proposed location?

Best Regards


#2

The Directions API currently has no support for public transit routes.

You can have a look at the underlying open source project though.


#3

wow really. Did not expect that.

1 question? If I am not using isochrome API or Map Matching API, Matrix API, Route optimization, why should I use Graphopper. Google Directions API seems better in those cases.

p.s I am just asking this question as a student who does not know better


#4

We are working on getting public transit into production. If you are just using the Routing API there are still advantages over other providers:

  • Our terms do not restrict the type of application you are building. E.g. navigation application and asset management and more is all allowed
  • we offer different vehicle profiles like mountain bike, scooter, …
  • better bike routing due to better data (IMHO)
  • you can get details like street_name, surface etc for every route (“path details”), which will get richer over the next months
  • We offer customer support
  • We offer a white label option, only OSM attribution required
  • We use open data as a base where a fix can be done within a few days
  • We offer a strict privacy protection
  • More via points are possible
  • Round tour calculation
  • Block area feature
  • You support the open source and open data community (and a small and nice company :wink: )
  • The main parts are open source (which make it possible to run it even offline on Android and iOS)
  • probably more stuff

To be honest our Geocoding API is not on a par with e.g. Google or Here Maps. But we are working on it and for many areas it is already quite good. BTW: you can contribute to this part too!