What are the hidden requirements for installing Map Matching?

Based on the READ ME of Map Matching, I miss beginner instructions.
For a true beginner, the dependencies and commands make very little sense, so all requirements which are obvious to others, will be helpful - notes in bold.


Java 8 and Maven >=3.3 are required. For the ‘core’ module Java 7 is sufficient. @ Github, JDK is required? This is missing here.

Build: Where? In any folder? Following the error online, leads to the info that it shold be a folder where a pom.xml file is present. I assumed this is the map-matching-master folder.

mvn package -DskipTests

Now I get the error Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin:3.1:compile (default-compile) on project hmm-lib:
This may be due to incorrect installation or placement of JDK, Maven, Java or Map Matching? And do I need to have the general GraphHopper folder too (https://github.com/graphhopper/graphhopper)? Following the Help link, leads to the suggestion to look for an explanation at a used plugin.

For someone who wants to explore the awesomeness of Map Matching without prior knowledge, this is an early barrier. I got stuck for a couple of hours, just trying to get anywhere close to trying out the example functionality of GPX to OSM track, trying to skip to the next step, encountering errors with missing .jar. I think some slightly detailed instructions for this may already prevent this barrier :slight_smile:


Snaps GPX traces to the road using the GraphHopper routing engine

This is written above the #Usage section in the README. Mapping GPX traces is part of the usage though, so is the setup of the GraphHopper a requirement too? And could this also explain the erroneous installation of Maven?

Can anyone provide the solution? I realize bash is not for Windows, does that explain the problem? Where can I find the usage / installation instruction for Windows accordingly?

Most likely you already found it, but just to be sure: have you read the instruction for installing graphhopper in Windows/Cygwin?

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