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Alexandru Tomescu, a researcher of computer science who hikes as a hobby, was frustrated by the absence of a well-functioning routing application that would combine the reliability of a printed hiking map and the interactive aspects of services such as Google Maps. While developing one himself, he noticed that algorithms that assemble genetic data are also suited to creating hiking maps.
Hikepack, a map application for hikers, is based on algorithms that analyse genetic data | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

Routing application Hikepack utilizes algorithms that are also used in assembling genetic data.