Goal of this Fapra is getting used to working with OSM data. We will cover the full pipeline from preprocessing raw OSM data, implementation of suitable graph representations to actual algorithms working on the extracted data. At the end, every participant is expected to create an individual project which does something interesting with OSM data. The final grade is based on this individual project only.

Your are free to choose any programming language.

We will meet Wednesday 6.6.2018 10:30

Submission of Compulsory Project

  • Fixed date: 6. June 2018
  • A single compressed file containing the program and usage instructions
  • Send by E-Mail
  • Presentation of your project idea on 6. June 2018

Some Final Project Ideas

  • Visualization of traffic_signs on a map
  • Find points furthest away from civilization
  • Route generation (hiking, biking, etc.)
  • Speed-up techniques (ch, hub-labeling, path-cover etc.)

Submission of Final Projects

  • by end of September 2018
  • Everybody has to give a short presentation of his/her project (10-15 minutes)
  • brief project description (5-10 pages) as well as archive of source code including instructions how to compile/run

External resources

OsmGraphCreator - Programm um Graphen aus OSM-Daten zu extrahieren SimpleRoute - Fapra Referenzimplementierung

Former Projects

Kurviger.de - Ein Motorrad-Routenplaner

News

[Apr’18] Martin has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations!

[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.