This presentation will show the inside and current state of pgRouting
development. It will explain the shortest path search in real road
networks and how the data structure is important for getting better
routing results. We will show how you can improve the quality of the search with dynamic costs and make the result look closer to the reality. We will demonstrate the way of using pgRouting together with other Open Source tools. Also you will learn about difficulties and limitations of implementing routing functionality in GIS applications, the difference between algorithms and their performance.
pgRouting is an extension of PostgreSQL and PostGIS. A predecessor of
pgRouting - pgDijkstra, written by Sylvain Pasche from Camptocamp, was
extended by Orkney (Japan) and renamed to pgRouting, which now is a part of the PostLBS project.
pgRouting can perform:
* shortest path search (with 3 different algorithms)
* Traveling Salesperson Problem solution (TSP)
* driving distance geometry calculation