As mentioned in my last post I was aiming for March 1st to make the kothic-based Freemap 0.6 the current version. It is indeed in more or less a working state, and is compatible with all the main current browsers (even IE9). However, I have made a reasonable amount of progress on routing in the last week or so and would like to implement the “intelligent walking routes” functionality in which you can draw a walking route on the map and, using Freemap annotations and description tags in the underlying data, auto-generate a walking route.
In order for 0.6 to be a significant advance over the current version, I am therefore delaying moving 0.6 over to www.free-map.org.uk until a first pass at the walking route functionality is completed. This is likely, hopefully, to be during March. However in the meantime, you can access 0.6 at www.free-map.org.uk/0.6; bear in mind it is a work in progress and may occasionally not function correctly if I’m testing something.
BTW I’m likely to be using libosmscout rather than pgRouting; tests on pgRouting have revealed one or two issues, for example you cannot route from point to point, only segment to segment (try the “walk route” option on 0.6 as it is at the moment to see what I mean). libosmscout, however, allows node to node routing and is quite amazingly fast, calculating a route from Fernhurst to Southampton, some 30 miles, instantaneously.