Contribution to pgRouting
December 8, 2010
Its semester holidays @IIT kanpur and I am enjoying the stay at home! Meanwhile, I have found a really interesting pass-time. The pgRouting project!
I got introduced to pgRouting when I was working at Location Guru, we used to call some routing plsql function of postgres that were implemented using pgRouting, and even then I was fascinated with the things inside it. Now I am getting the chance to get into the inner details and learn a host of other technologies.
Basically, in order to contribute to pgRouting, you need to learn:
- C++ STL and Templates
- Boost Graph Library
- postgreSQL and postGIS basics
Its amazing how many small things are needed to make a nice tool. That is I guess the power of open-source and collaboration! I will keep updating the things I explore as I try to put these holidays to some use (though I keep on finding new innovative ways to waste time!). I do need to think on what thesis topic I will work on pretty soon too!