Meet the team
This is the team behind openrouteservice - a colourful mixture of forward thinking minds from different domains
Openrouteservice is maintained by Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) group and is supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS) Heidelberg. It is part of the GIScience Research Group at the Department of Geography, within the University of Heidelberg. Its objective is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology from academia to practical applications and professional services. The focus lies on the analysis, refinement, enrichment and usage of big spatial data from the crowd for innovative applications and services.
Spatial Algorithms & Core
Maxim has profound knowledge and experience in developing spatial algorithms and application programming interfaces. His speciality is making these scalable and performant for large datasets.
Infrastructure & DevOps
Lu takes care of the infrastructure behind the openrouteservice and deals with challenges in regards to scalability of the service, automated deployment and generally ensures reliability of the service.
Adam handles everything around the openrouteservice geocoding services and is terribly comfortable in debugging, tweaking and consuming elastic search databases.
DevOps & Business Development
Besides working on continuous integration steps and the cloud infrastructure of openrouteservice, Timothy has developed a strong focus to find the business niche of the services provided.
Alexander is chair of GIScience (Geoinformatics) at the University of Heidelberg. He started openrouteservice back in 2008 and promised to keep innovative services running until the present day.
Hendrik comes from the domain of physics and mainly works on the time-distance and isochrones api. His core interest is to make these performant in terms of both results and response times.