Users often use map applications to get directions to travel from one location to another. Sometimes, temporary local guidance from public authorities that is in effect at the time of travel may impact availability and use of specific transportation modes. Currently, users must already know of such short or long term guidance from local authorities or must seek it separately because it is typically not available within the map application that provides travel directions. This disclosure describes techniques to provide travel directions with routing options and optimization that are based on criteria other than distance and travel time. Such additional criteria used for routing guidance can be based on current information from relevant external sources, such as travel advisories from public bodies.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.