Here you can find useful information for your research project such as code snippets, test data etc.

OSM MapViewer

This is an archive of a complete netbeans project realizing a very simple OSM Map Viewer. The sample code is based on the jXMapKit widget and allows to scroll/zoom into OSM Maps. A very simple routine also reads a set of segments form a file and draws it ontop of the map.


It is a good starting point to implement your own route planner or anything that requires visualization of data ontop of a map.

Data Sets

<toy graph>

‘Toy’ road network:

This represents the following graph:

Format of the file:

  • number of nodes
  • number of edges
  • for each node: nodeID nodeID2 latitude longitude elevation
  • for each edge: srcIDX trgIDX cost type maxspeed
  • nodeID2, elevation, type and maxspeed can be ignored for now

Different road networks (car only):

For sanity check: DistTables.tar.bz2


[Jan’18] The journal version of our paper on k-hop path covers will receive a publication award from our university!

[Nov’17] Our paper on a theoretical explanation for several speed-up techniques for route computation has been accepted at AAAI 2018!

[Oct’17] Thomas’ paper on area preserving map simplification has been accepted at ALENEX 2018!

[May’17] Daniel’s and Martin’s paper on rational points on the unit sphere has been accepted at ISSAC 2017!

[Apr’17] Our paper on personalized route planning with dynamic approximation guarantees has been accepted at SEA 2017!

[Jan’17] Martin’s paper on map matching has been accepted at SIAM SDM 2017!

[Nov’16] Our paper on simultaneous maze solving has been accepted at AAAI 2017.

[Okt’16] Two papers, one on growing balls (!), the other on map simplification will be presented at ALENEX 2017.

[Sep’16] Our paper on Deducing Individual Driving Preferences has been accepted at the 24th ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2016.

[Feb’16] Our paper on placing loading stations for EVs has been accepted at ICAPS 2016.

[Jul’15] Paper about our GeoSearch Engine OSCAR at the 16th Int. Conf on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE)!

[Jun’15] We feel very honored to have our VLDB’14 paper almost verbatimly reproduced in the ‘prestigous’ journal IJSETR, see here. Yeah! 😉

[Feb’15] We were lucky to receive a Google Research Award for research on personalized route planning!

[Sep’14] Our paper “On k-Path Covers and their Applications” has received a Best Paper Award at the 40th Int. Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB) in Hangzhou (5 out of 139 accepted out of 695 submitted papers).

[Sep’14] Our paper on “Energy-efficient Routing: Taking Speed into Account” has received a Best Paper Award at the 37th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI).

[Jul’14] Our paper “Placement of Loading Stations for Electric Vehicles: No Detours Necessary!” has received a Honorable Mention at the 28th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) in Quebec City (5 nominated out of 398 accepted out of 1406 submitted papers).

[Mar’14] Our StuPro-Team has completed their great “SchulScheduler” project.

[Nov’13] Jochen has defended his PhD thesis and moved on to TomTom.

[Feb’13] Sabine has defended her PhD thesis (already in Dec’12) and received the INFOS award for best CS PhD thesis in 2012!

[Mar’12] Our paper Path Shapes - An Alternative Method for Map Matching and Fully Autonomous Self-Localization presented at GIS 2011 has received the Best Paper Award, also see the ACM SIGSPATIAL newsletter.