let’s say I have a list of several waypoints. The order of the waypoint is NOT fixed. Can I use openrouteservice (https://maps.openrouteservice.org or an own instance of ORS) to find the most efficient route (shortest or fastest) where ORS selects the best order of my desired waypoints?
You can use our backend:
Depending on your preferred language we have several SDK’s. At least the Python one handles optimization and is quite easy to use:
Also our ORS Tools plugin for QGIS can do simple waypoint optimization:
Running your own instance is possible, but then you’re on your own. It requires Vroom on top of ORS. Possible but more tedious.
Thank you, I will try it out.