Great news for all R enthusiasts: we have developed a package to facilitate querying openrouteservice API from R. The latest version can be installed directly from GitHub with
It’s really easy to get started. For example, finding a route from Heidelberg to Kraków takes just a few lines of code. And with the help of leaflet it’s even possible to visualize the results directly in R. Neat!
library("openrouteservice") # one-time API key set-up # ors_api_key("<your-api-key>") # query for coordinates locations <- lapply(c("Heidelberg", "Kraków"), ors_geocode) coordinates <- lapply(locations, function(x) x$features[]$geometry$coordinates) # find route route <- ors_directions(coordinates, format="geojson") # route length in kilometres and duration in hours unlist(route$features[]$properties$summary) / c(1000, 3600) ## distance duration ## 1051.861300 9.205167 # draw on map using leaflet library(leaflet) leaflet() %>% addTiles() %>% addGeoJSON(route, fill=FALSE) %>% fitBBox(route$bbox)
For more examples and an overview of the offered functionality see package vignette.