Freeway exit and interchange information


#1

Hi,

is there currently a way to get (freeway) exit numbers und interchange descriptions along with the instruction data?

We are considering using OSM and ORS for some sort of truck routing / logistics application but need slightly finer grained instruction information.


#2

Hi sgohlke,

this is currently not supported. The information should be available, but is not processed in our application. We might consider this in the future, it is currenlty not a high priority for us. Feel free to specify exactly what you need and we can make an issue for improvement out of it on GitHub.

Best,
Hendrik


#3

Hi Hendrik,

thanks for your reply und your offer!
At the moment we are still sorting things out, but it’s good to know that there might be a chance having this feature (in the future).

Greetings,
Stefan


#4

Hello Hendrik,
I’ve the same Problem like Stefan. The instructions in context with the Freeway are not enough.
Here are the specifications which make me really happy: As reference I take the route from “Markt Schwaben” to “Ottobrunn”

  • The turn left for entering the freeway don’t have any more information. I expected to get:
    “turn left - to A94 direction to Munich”
    (100m later there is the possibility to turn left onto the freeway in the wrong direction)
  • In the area of an interchange I get some “keep right” and “keep left” but without a text.
    I expected to get “keep left/right to A99 direction Munich South” in all the instructions.
  • Exit the freeway. Actually I get after a longer distance only the instruction “keep right” for exiting the freeway.
    I expected to get “keep left - exit freeway on exit nr 20 - Ottobrunn”
  • The situation with “keep right/left” is also on bigger roads. When I exit the freeway in Ottobrunn, there is the instruction “keep right” but without the “to St 2078” one instruction later I get this information for " Continue straight onto St 2078"
    I hope the specifications are clear to understand. My drive for this specifications is to navigate on a text based routing list without a short distance map of the forks.

Thanks and greetings,
Tobi


#5

Hey Tobi,

yes this seems understandable. We will make an issue out of this, but it will take some time to do as we have a lot of other things going on right now.

Hendrik


#6

Hey Tobi,
you can track the issue here:


Hendrik