I am new to OSM and hoping you guys can provide some guidance on our requirement.
We need to display stationary objects on the map based on “X” distance from an Origin site. Additional requirement is that the final destination point has to be on the road and the distance is traced around the road (i.e. not straight line/great circle).
So far, from what I can gather, if we have the origin and destination lat/long, we can use the standard API to determine distance between the origin and the destination. In our case, however, we have the origin and the distance and need to find the destination point on the street. We can get basic direction of travel from user input (east/west/north/south) but the challenge is that the street curves and we are not sure how to keep the point on the road.
Lastly, our distances are usually between 500-1500 feet…so we are not looking for huge distances.
Any guidance to implement this solution would be highly appreciated.