Europe special toll update package is available

The first package of the Europe special toll update was released 2 weeks ago. With this second package the Europe special toll update 2019_1 is complete.

This package contains the following countries:

Greece
New tariffs for Rio–Antirrio bridge. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Greece January 2017’ scenario.
Spain
This scenario includes new rates for the Cadi Tunnel, the Vallvidrera Tunnel and the Artxanda Tunnels for 2019.This scenario replaces the previous “Spain January 2018” scenario
United Kingdom
This scenario contains the most recent tariffs from January 2019. New tariffs for Eurotunnel, M6, Mersey tunnel, Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, Tyne Tunnel. Tunels Severn Bridge, Second Severn Crossing from 2019 on toll-free. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Great Britain January 2018’ scenario.
Denmark
New tariffs for the Storebælt Bridge and the Øresund Bridge 2019. This scenario replaces the previous scenario ‘Denmark January 2018’.
Sweden
Current version of the tariffs dated January 2019. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Sweden January 2018’ scenario.
Ireland
New tariffs 2019. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Ireland January 2018’scenario.
Andorra
New tariffs for Tunnel d ‘Envalira. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Andorra January 2018’ scenario.
Croatia
Tunel Sveti Ilija from 2019 on toll-free. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Croatia January 2018’ scenario
Turkey
New tariffs 2019 for Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, 15 July Martyrs Bridge, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osman Gazi Bridge, Eurasian tunnel. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Turkey January 2018’ scenario.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.1H

Please note: This and all following toll updates will be only available via automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service.

We recommend to use PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x.
Also your current PTV xServer API Version 1 can work with PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x – using  PTV CUS xServer 1 Adapter.
For PTV Mapserver please use the PTV Toll Update Tool.
PTV xServer internet was updated recently.

If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer 32-bit version

We would like to let you know that PTV Group will be discontinuing PTV xServer 32-bit version as of 1st August 2019.

From this date onwards, we will no longer provide any updates or support for the 32-bit versions of PTV xServer. Please notice that the last updated 32-bit PTV xServer was released as version 1.26.0.4 at 28th of January 2019.

To assist the clients, PTV Group has already provided the following upgrade paths, where clients can login to update to the 64-bit version of:

PTV Group as other software companies were forced to react because of Oracle’s announcement regarding their licensing policy. For recent Java versions Oracle provides only 64-bit binaries. Therefore, PTV strongly recommends updating to the 64-bit version.

In accordance with PTV Group’s product discontinuation policy, we are providing notice of this phase-out so that you have adequate time to replace the solutions via updating to the 64-bit software version which is already available.

PTV Group is committed to providing the highest level of quality and service to our customers. Based on the requests given by our clients, we constantly enhance our software and keep integrating new and improved functions and contents. This is, why we strongly advise our customers to partake in our maintenance contract, as it integrates extended functions and ensures their systems always remain up-to-date – a basic prerequisite for their day-to-day operations.

At a glance: Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer 32-bit version 1.24 and 1.26 effective from 1st August 2019 (please notice: no updates available any more, please use 64-bit instead):

PTV xServer Version Operating System
PTV xCluster Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.3 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xDima Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.3 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xLocate Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.3 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xMap Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.3 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xMapmatch Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.4 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xRoute Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.3 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xTour Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.4 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)

Thank you for your continued support. In case you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

PTV xServer API Version 2.11 is now available!

We proudly present our new PTV xServer API Version 2.11 Release. For details about the services you can find the corresponding release notes here.

Reverse Geocoding with PTV xLocate

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.11:

  • Framework
    • Support of dynamic Feature Layer based toll updates using Content Update Service (CUS) for PTV xRoute and PTV xMap
  • xLocate
    • Introduced Reverse Geocoding for localities, post code points, streets, interpolated and exact addresses (Please note that a Europe City Map 2019.2H or newer is required)
    • Support of long postal codes in Great Britain and Ireland for exact and interpolated addresses
      (Please note that a Europe City Map 2019.2H or newer is required)
  • xMap
    • New thinned rendering profile “Amber” is now available.
  • xDima
    • Introduced a new time consideration scenario “MultipleTravelTimes” to create distance matrices containing multiple travel times using Feature Layer PTV_SpeedPatterns
  • xTour
    • Consider multiple travel time distance matrices in optimization
    • Added support for working time of EU directive 2002/15/EC. Note that this is only usable together with multiple travel time distance matrices
    • Alternative depots can be considered within the tour planning

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Customer Area at the Developer Zone.

Note that the Customer Area has been relaunched. You can find more information in a previous blog post.

For cloud solutions we will provide test and production systems based on this release. The Europe test cluster already contains the PTV xServer API version 2.11 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

  • Check the General Information page to get more information about existing PTV xServer internet deployments.

PTV xServer .NET SDK 1.6 is now available for API Version 1 and 2

Easily add PTV xServer functionality to your .NET applications with our new .NET SDK release. The new.NET SDK 1.6 is now compatible with PTV xServer API version 1 and 2, unfortunately the DemoCenter is still only available for API version 1.

Changes and Optimizations

  • Added support for integration of XMap2 Layers including Feature Layers
  • Added support for integration of Web Map Tile Services (WMTS)
  • Optimized tile caching and pruning
  • The InifiniteZoom property (to avoid jitter at deep zoom levels) is now set to true by default. This setting should be compatible with the previous setting. If you experience problems with your custom layer implementation, you can set it back to false. However, this property will be removed in future releases.
  • The MemoryPressureMode flag is ignored and marked as obsolete.
  • The protocol for the provider returning tooltip information has changed. Now the provider now must implement IUntiledProviderWithMapObjects:GetImageStreamAndMapObjects().

Bug fixes

  • Some minor bug fixes
  • Fixed rendering error if the Container-Control sets UseLayoutRounding

DownloadSoftware Development Kit

Customers with maintenance plan can download the .NET SDK from our Customer Area in our Developer Zone. After download the following components are available:

  • PTV xServer .NET components: map controls and other supporting functions for the creation of client applications.
  • Demo Center: Sample program illustrating typical scenarios and use cases of PTV xServer applications: map visualisations, routing, trip planning etc. The Demo Center is only available for API Version 1. The source code of the Demo Center is also included in the SDK for the retracing of the implementation.
  • Code Samples: Exemplary implementations demonstrate the utilization of the PTV xServer .NET components, e.g. map layers, rendering, routing demos etc.
  • Documentation: How-to descriptions, technical concepts and SDK reference in CHM-format.

Open Source project in GitHub

The PTV xServer .NET SDK is now also available as an open source project in GitHub. We decided to give the community the possibility to work on the source directly and modify it for their own needs. The GitHub project consists of:

  • PTV xServer .NET components: map controls and other supporting functions for the creation of client applications.
  • Code Samples: Exemplary implementations demonstrate the utilization of the PTV xServer .NET components, e.g. map layers, rendering, routing demos etc.
  • Documentation: How-to descriptions, technical concepts and SDK reference in HTML format.

ForumIf you need further information or support please contact the Support Team or visit our forum.

Toll Update Belgium

Belgium

  • TollCalculationThis scenario includes the toll charges from January 2019, for trucks from a maximum authorised mass over 3.5 t in the three Belgian regions: Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels. Toll roads include motorways, additional main roads and the local road network in Brussels. Toll charges are calculated based on kilometre factors and depend on the road type and further depend on the emission class and total weight of the vehicle. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Belgium July 2018’ scenario.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.1T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.1H

Please note: This and all following toll updates will be only available via automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service.

We recommend to use PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x.
Also your current PTV xServer API Version 1 can work with PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x – using  PTV CUS xServer 1 Adapter.
For PTV Mapserver please use the PTV Toll Update Tool.
PTV xServer internet was updated recently.

If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

PTV xServer API Version 2.10 is now available!

We proudly present our new PTV xServer API Version 210 Release. For details about the services you  find the corresponding release notes here.

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.10:

  • xLocate
    • The query parameter ‘mapLanguage’ in the REST-API is no longer experimental
  • xMap
    • The query parameters ‘mapLanguage’ and ‘contentType’ in the REST-API are no longer experimental
    • The Feature Layer ‘PTV_TruckAttributes’ supports restrictions for vehicles with trailer exceeding a given length or width
    • The attribute ‘mappingProfile‘ has been renamed to ‘renderingProfile‘. It has been revised completely and is no longer experimental. Please use the revised profiles in the folder conf/profiles/rendering/featurelayer. Furthermore the use case of the profiles is now called ‘rendering’ instead of ‘mapping’.
      To make it more easy for you to react to the adjustments of the experimental API, we provide a FromMappingToRendering PDF document with all the changes
  • xRoute
    • The Feature Layer ‘PTV_TruckAttributes’ supports restrictions for vehicles with trailer exceeding a given length or width
    •  Added support to export a route that can be used for guided navigation. The attribute ‘guidedNavigationRoute’ returns a string that can be imported into PTV Navigator. Please note that this is experimental
    • Some API elements like route report, toll summary and waypoint names at legs are no longer experimental
  • xTour
    • The performance in the method ‘changeTours’ is improved for all available actions

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Developer Zone.

Note that the Customer Area has been relaunched. You can find more information in a previous blog post.

For cloud solutions we provide systems based on this release. It contains the PTV xServer API version 2.10 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

  • Check the General Information page to get more information about existing PTV xServer internet deployments