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Extra Info

When requesting routes, there are a number of “extra info” items that can be requested to give you more information about the route. This info could be things like the road surface, track type, or OpenStreetMap way ID. The list below details which extra info items are available for each profile in the routing provided by https://api.openrouteservice.org.

Parameter Description Code Information
steepness Provides information about how steep parts of the route are Steepness IDs
suitability How suitable the way is based on characteristics of the route and the profile 1 (unsuitable) - 10 (very suitable)
surface The surface covering along the route Surface IDs
waycategory Specific categories of parts of the route (tollways, highways, fords etc.) Category IDs
waytype Types of roads and paths that are used in the route Type IDs
tollways Any tollways that the route crosses. Whether a way is marked as tollway depends on profile 0 (no tollway) or 1 (tollway)
traildifficulty The difficulty of parts of the way based on sac or mountainbike scales Difficulty IDs
osmid The OpenStreetMap way IDs of the ways the route uses  
roadaccessrestrictions Information about ways that may have access restrictions (e.g. private roads, destination only) Restrictions IDs
countryinfo Which country parts of the way lies in Country IDs
green How “green” the parts of the route are (influenced by things like number of trees, parks, rivers etc.) 0 (minimal greenspace) - 10 (a lot of green space)
noise How noisy the parts of the route are (influenced by things like proximity to highways) 0 (quiet) - 10 (noisy)

Extra Info Availability

  steepness suitability surface waycategory waytype tollways traildifficulty osmid roadaccessrestrictions countryinfo green noise
driving-car x x x x x x x   x x    
driving-hgv x x x x x x x   x x    
cycling-regular x x x x x   x          
cycling-mountain x x x x x   x          
cycling-road x x x x x   x          
foot-walking x x x x x   x       x x
foot-hiking x x x x x   x       x x
wheelchair x x x x x   x x