• New York Times: Where the Subway Limits New Yorkers With Disabilities

    With the support of openrouteservice a New York Times analysis has found that two-thirds of 550,000 residents in NY who have difficulty walking live far from an accessible subway stations.

  • Using our SDKs is a piece of cake!

    Choose your flavour: python, R, JavaScript or QGIS.

  • Interactive openrouteservice API docs

    Check out our interactive API documentation for
    directions, geocoding results, matrices, points of interest, isochrones and more.

  • Amazon and Whole Foods: How 2-Day Shipping Could Become an Hour or Less (with openrouteservice.org)

    Barron’s Next analyzes Amazon’s most recent acquisition of Whole Foods and its potential impact on their delivery network to the consumer with openrouteservice isochrones.

  • Jupyter: Healthcare Analysis in Madagascar

    In this notebook we will focus on vulnerability in terms of access to health care in Madagascar.

  • Request up to 500 Isochrones per day for free

    Conduct reachability analysis computed with user-generated and collaboratively collected free geographic data directly from OpenStreetMap.org

  • Witness the APIs possibilities with maps.openrouteservice.org

Crowd sourced

We trust the wisdom of the crowd. The openrouteservice API consumes user-generated and collaboratively collected free geographic data, directly from OpenStreetMap.

Cutting edge

Embedded within the University of Heidelberg, we have the unfair advantage of developing our own algorithms and using cutting edge open source technologies within the spatial domain.

Global coverage

Virtually speaking, our services will work anywhere. OpenStreetMap features global street coverage, a whole world of addresses and all different kinds of helpful information we use to enrich your results.

Openrouteservice API services:


Openrouteservice’s directions can be used all around the globe. Consume rich route instructions in your applications for cars, trucks, different bike profiles, walking, hiking or wheelchair. Make use of plenty of options, ranging from different kinds of road restrictions to vehicle dimensions.


Reachability has become a crucial component for many businesses from all different kinds of domains. To this end, you can use openrouteservice to obtain isochrones which will help you determine which areas objects are able reach in given times or distances.

Time-Distance Matrix

Matrices allow you to compute many-to-many distances and the times of routes much faster than consuming the directions api over and over again. This application is frequently used by logistics companies trying to figure out the most optimal route for deliveries.

Pelias Geocoding

Geocoding transforms a description of a location, such as a place name, street address or postal code, into a normalized description of the location with a point geometry. Our geocoding service is built on top of the sophisticated Pelias Stack which aggregates several data sources.


Openpoiservice allows you to find places of interest around or within given geographic coordinates. You can search for categories of points of interest around a point, path or even within a given polygon and consume the rich meta information returned by the api for your needs.


Use our Openelevationervice to easily enrich your 2D geometries with height information based on SRTM data. Pass Point or Line geometries in different formats and recieve the 3 dimensional version back within milliseconds in your preferred format.


Traveling Salesmen and other Vehicle Routing Problems are no problem for our optimization endpoint. Based on the excellent Vroom project this service provides you with optimal routes while considering your specific vehicle and time constraints.

Openrouteservice planning tools:

Classic maps client

Our classic route planning tool enables you to use most of the openrouteservice API with only a few clicks on a map. Choose from a variety of profiles and set up to 50 waypoints to plan your route. Customize it by avoiding areas, specific street types or whole countries. Query POIs along your route, perform accessibility analyses for multiple points or simply inspect locations.

These and many more amazing features are offered free of charge and in different languages. But the best thing about this: It’s open source, so with a little bit of JavaScript knowledge you can easily adjust the client to your personal use case.

View of the classical maps client showing an 60 minute bicycle isochrone with four 15 minute intervals.

Disaster maps client

Based on the classic version, our client for disaster management is developed to support the work of humanitarian actors and disaster responders in the most vulnerable and disaster prone regions of the world. Thanks to the work of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and the Missing Maps project, in disaster situations the OSM data is continually updated and enriched with critical information. By limiting the service to active disaster regions, it is possible to recalculated the routing graph once every hour on basis of the most current OSM data.

View of the disaster client calculating a route around a flooded area

New VueJs client

Although not yet released, our future maps client built with the awesome VueJs framework is already available for testing. While keeping all current functionality the new app will be completely responsive and optimized for usage on both mobile and desktop browsers. We are aiming for a more intuitive map interface that makes route planning even easier and are putting a lot of thought in structural and performance enhancements.

Help us to improve your user experience by providing us with feedback via our ask forum.

During initial development the source code will still be closed, but once we officially release a first version it will be made available for everybode on GitHub.

A big advantage of the new approach is the possibility to convert the client to a native mobile app with ease, which brings us closer to offering an actual live routing app. So stay tuned for future developments!

View of the new VueJs client showing a search for a bakery with details at the bottom of the screen

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