BRouter: Let's get serious about bike routing
There's a lot of routing software on the market,
both free and commercial, both online and offline, both OSM and
proprietary maps. However, when it comes to bike routing, it's
hard to find something that's really useful. There's far less
money and engineering power in the field compared to car navigation.
What do we expect from a bike routing software? It should be able
to calculate more or less the routes that match your experience in
the regions you are familiar with, thus giving you confidence that it
yields the same quality in unknown regions. Scanning the market with
that expectation gives little to no result.
Here's what makes BRouter unique:
It uses freely configurable routing profiles
It works fully offline on any Android phone and is interfaced to some of the most popular Android map tools
It uses a sophisticated routing-algorithm with elevation consideration
It offers alternative route calculations
It supports via and nogo-points
It can consider long distance cycle routes
Routing data is available worldwide with automatic weekly updates
BRouter uses OpenStreetMap
BRouter uses user-generated, collaboratively collected free geodata. Thanks to OpenStreetMap.org and contributors - please donate your geographic data to openstreetmap.org!
See the License description for details.
Check brouter-web if you want to use BRouter online.
Or use the simple old online version as a fallback
in case your browser cannot run brouter-web
Android app for offline routing
See offline routing app for how to setup BRouter for offline routing on an Android smartphone.
See the revision history for older revisions of the app and the change-log.
Google group for support questions and feedback
Please use the osm-android-bikerouting google group
for any questions/feedback.
Other bike routing resources:
openstreetmap wiki router comparison matrix