OpenLR™ is a method for map agnostic location. It enables systems to communicate location information when they use dissimilar maps.
OpenLR™ is communication channel independent. OpenLR™ requires minimal bandwidth for data communication.
OpenLR™ was designed to transfer location information from traffic information systems used by traffic management centers to portable navigation devices and systems. While it achieves this goal, it is also quite versatile. The encoded locations are typically specific road stretches, lists of connected roads, point locations or areas. Generally, OpenLR™ is unrestricted for encoding the location of traffic information.