Route GuidesRoutes City GuidesCities Map Log in

Routing Database Updates

16 Jan 2015
Find a better bike route. Try our map & route-planner »

Become a supporter

I was just wondering how often you update the routing database. I made some edits on OpenStreetMap around the 8th December last year, and I don't think they're showing up yet. I'd expect the route at should go east and then south and then cross the A11 using the underpass -- unless there's an error in my OSM edits. From the route shown it looks to be using old OSM data.

Just over a month isn't a particularly bad lag, but perhaps it would be good to have a "Routing Database Last Updated" date shown somewhere on the site, to help with diagnosing any issues. Apologies if there is already and I've missed it.


Fri 16 Jan 2015, 19:37

In theory, every fortnight! In practice... we're having a couple of hardware problems at the moment - the routing preprocessing server has gone kaput, and it's a sufficiently big task (requiring 128GB RAM) that it's not something that can be offloaded onto the rendering or site servers, sadly. There should be a new server in place in a couple more weeks, at which point we can resume the updates - sorry for the delay.

Sun 25 Jan 2015, 23:36

The hardware is now back in action!

European routing, UK background map, and European background map are fully updated. UK routing will follow in a day or two (it's a slightly more involved process because of the traffic level data). Thanks for your patience.

Thu 29 Jan 2015, 17:45

The UK routing is now updated. There's a lot of new code behind the scenes so there might be teething problems - let me know of any you find.

Fri 27 Feb 2015, 11:26

Thanks for the updates. The test route in my first post now works as expected.