OpenStreetMap-Based Dynamic Ridesharing Service

  • Alexander Smirnov
  • Nikolay Shilov
  • Alexey Kashevnik
  • Nikolay Teslya
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


This chapter describes a service-based approach to dynamic ridesharing based on the smart space concept. Ridesharing is the shared use of a car by a driver and one or more passengers. Dynamic ridesharing supposes dynamic formation of carpools depending on the current situation. The approach uses a set of open-source applications for routing and visualization of joint trips based on the OpenStreetMap platform. An open-source Smart-M3 information platform is utilized as an information fusion infrastructure, which acquires information about the current situation from ridesharing participants and other services. One possible use of the presented service is supporting tourists in a certain region.


GIS Information fusion Ridesharing Ontology Smart space 



The chapter is a part of the research carried out within the ENPI project KA322 development of cross-border e-tourism framework for the program region (Smart e-Tourism); projects funded by grants # 12-07-00298-a, 11-07-00045-a, and 10-07-00368-a of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research; project # 213 of the research program “Intelligent information technologies, mathematical modeling, system analysis and automation” of the Russian Academy of Sciences; project 2.2 of the Nano- & Information Technologies Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; and contract # 14.740.11.0357 of the Russian program “Research and Research-Human Resources for Innovating Russia in 2009–2013”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Smirnov
    • 1
  • Nikolay Shilov
    • 1
  • Alexey Kashevnik
    • 1
  • Nikolay Teslya
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation RAS (SPIIRAS)Saint PetersburgRussia

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