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#1 2019-02-06 13:20:28

ankit13choudhary
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Registered: 2019-02-06
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Can Someone help me on how booking.com uses OSM for hotel description

Hi,

I came across booking.com website, where they have used open source map for calculating the distance.
Just wanted to understand how this is being done at the backend

I don't know much about the technical aspect, so if anyone who could explain me in layman aspect would be really helpful.
As I am working on something similar.

Thanks,
Ankit Choudhary

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#2 2019-02-06 17:53:52

kartonage
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From: Berlin
Registered: 2017-04-19
Posts: 145

Re: Can Someone help me on how booking.com uses OSM for hotel description

From my experience booking.com is using Google Maps products only, no?

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#3 2019-02-06 18:08:36

SomeoneElse
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Registered: 2010-10-13
Posts: 991

Re: Can Someone help me on how booking.com uses OSM for hotel description

It wouldn't surprise me if Company X uses Google in one area and OSM in another - plenty of big companies do that.

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#4 2019-02-06 19:57:41

alan_gr
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Registered: 2017-11-27
Posts: 32

Re: Can Someone help me on how booking.com uses OSM for hotel description

I can't answer the question but maybe I can clarify what is being asked about as I have also noticed this. Some properties have a note saying "Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap". If anyone wants examples, searching for that exact text and booking.com should turn up plenty from a variety of countries. This appears to be completely independent from the map display (which is Google Maps in any example I have seen, even where that text reference to OpenStreetMap is included).

Last edited by alan_gr (2019-02-06 19:58:02)

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