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I am planning on hosting a map server to serve out directions to my webapp. I need to be able to give public transit directions, time estimate using said public transit, and also offer search for businesses/poi much like google places api.

Can this be done with OpenStreetMap + something else?

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OpenStreetMap doesn't contain timetable information, which is essential to any public transport routing.

Instead, you'll need to find timetable data for the services you're interested in. This is often provided in a format called GTFS. Transitland is a good place to start looking.

Then you'll need routing software which can consume GTFS feeds. OpenTripPlanner is the best-known.

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