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The orienteering problem. (English) Zbl 0647.90099
Summary: Orienteering is a sport in which start and end points are specified along with other locations. These other locations have associated scores. Competitors seek to visit, in a fixed amount of time, a subset of these locations on the way from the start point to the end point in order to maximize the total score. An effective center-of-gravity heuristic is presented that outperforms heuristics from the literature.

MSC:
90C35 Programming involving graphs or networks
90C27 Combinatorial optimization
90C10 Integer programming
65K05 Numerical mathematical programming methods
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