The OSRM Trip Service Curl Sample Code demonstrates how to implement a trip plugin that solves the Traveling Salesman Problem using a farthest-insertion algorithm. The returned path does not have to be the fastest path, as TSP is NP-hard it is only an approximation.
You have a hectic business trip to Seattle coming up and its time to choose hotels. Sure, there's cost, availability, checkout times ad whether it has a pool or gym to consider. But there's another important factor: proximity. The Travel Time API demo uses Seattle. See graphic below. You have 4 meetings scheduled over a couple of days: At Amazon's headquarters, a drop in at Starbucks for a chat with a friend, meet at the headquarters of Walkscore, and then lastly at Zillow.
As data becomes more widely collected and more inventively applied to a range of industries and scenarios to drive business, this tutorial from dannyrb.com guides followers through building a simple chart that presents site traffic figures on your website using Google Analytics API.
These days it might be hard to remember that the Yahoo Maps API was ever second fiddle to the Google Maps API. These days, it barely picks up its fiddle. And in less than two weeks, Yahoo will lift its once-mighty mapping API above its head and bang the fiddle repeatedly into the stage like Pete Townshend. The remnants, barely held together with strings and the crumpled instrument neck, will then go in some dumpster in Sunnyvale. It's okay, after all, because Nokia's Ovi Maps API will be a fine replacement. It's only the nostalgic, like me, who'll have any problem with seeing the Yahoo name disappear.