[Geowanking] [Fwd: GIS routing question]
mweisman at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 16:34:34 PDT 2008
Pgrouting.postlbs.org is postGIS based and pretty good. It requires a
pretty good base street map though.
Graphserver.sf.net can use open street map, so depending on the
quality of osm's data for the area, it may suit your needs better.
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On 15-Oct-08, at 4:03 PM, Jennifer Strahan <jennifer at greeninfo.org>
> Hello Geowankers,
> I'm forwarding this email from a colleague in hopes that someone will
> have some suggestions to pass on.
> Thanks for the help.
> ps. I've stripped out political references.... that's why you'll see
> xxxxx campaign.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: GIS routing question
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:32:43 -0700 (PDT)
> From: louis at overlookmedia.com
> To: aubrey at greeninfo.org
> CC: amanda at greeninfo.org, rhonda at greeninfo.org, jennifer at greeninfo.org
> larry at greeninfo.org, tim at greeninfo.org, john at greeninfo.org,
> alexandra at greeninfo.org, jason at greeninfo.org, maegan at greeninfo.org,
> tommy.albo at oregonmetro.gov
> <1940ed30229618a3c1c10dd781cb8380.squirrel at npomail.electricembers.net>
> Hi All
> My partner is working for the xxxxx campaign and was asked by the
> regional campaign office to look for computer-based routing
> solutions for canvassing.
> Nationally, all the campaign offices use a networked, web-browser-
> accessible database called VoteBuilder. It manages contacts and lets
> field coordinators define canvassing territories by drawing over a
> Google map.
> VoteBuilder doesn't construct a route for the canvassers-- that's up
> to them. In suburban neighborhoods with winding roads and cul-de-
> sacs it's almost impossible for them to come up with an efficient
> route that doesn't miss some of the households.
> Some of the local and regional offices have adopted software
> solutions for routing, but the techniques aren't being disseminated.
> I know there's an extension for ArcGIS to do routing. Is this the
> only solution?
> Thanks for any suggestions..
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