Toll update 2019_06 available

Belgium
This scenario includes the toll charges from July 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 January 2019’ scenario.
Type of calculation: By approximation with an average factor per kilometer.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2H – toll update version 2019_2H_7
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1T – toll update version 2019_1T_9
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1H – toll update version 2019_1H_10
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2T – toll update version 2018_2T_12
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2H – toll update version 2018_2H_15

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 of various versions of PTV xServer, add-ons and maps

To ensure a smooth transition, we kindly ask you, to notice the following information. PTV Group will be terminating following products, plugins, maps and more:

  1. All versions of PTV World Map based on AND as of 1st April 2019
  2. PTV BCR Converter versions 1.0.1.0 and 1.0.0.0 as of 1st January 2020
  3. PTV xServer add-ons AJAX Maps versions 3.5.25-3.5.30 as of 1st January 2020
  4. PTV xServer .NET version 1.5 as of 1st January of 2020
  5. All other PTV Map versions 2018 as of 1st January 2020
  6. PTV xServer API version 1.24 and PTV xServer API versions 2.7-2.11 as of 1st April 2020
  7. PTV Content Update Service all versions of API 1 (1.28 and all previous versions) as well as version 2.11 and all previous versions of API 2 as of 1st April 2020

Please notice

  • that the Content Update Service of API 2 (currently version 2.12) is available. This service is also compatible to PTV xServer API 1 and very efficient.
  • The PTV World Map based on AND is replaced by an extracted version of PTV World City Map from TomTom. The contract with the data provider AND was terminated as of 31.03.2019. Therefore, maps based on AND may not be used in licensed PTV products. Consequently, PTV has stopped the processing and supply of PTV maps based on AND.

We have already provided the following upgrade paths to updating to the latest versions of:

From this date onwards, we will no longer provide updates or support for the versions as listed below.

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer API version 1.24 effective from 1st April 2020:

PTV xServer Version Operating System
PTV xCluster Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xDima Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xLoad Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.3 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xLocate Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.3 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xMap Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xMapmatch Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xRoute Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xTerritory Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xTour Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xServer bundle 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.5 Windows and Linux distributions

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer API versions 2.7-2.11 effective from 1st April 2020:

PTV xServer Version Operating System
PTV Server 2.7.0 – 2.11.2 Windows and Linux distributions

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer plugins effective from 1st April 2020:

PTV xServer plugins Version Operating System
Content Update Service 1.20.0.0 – 1.28.0.0
2.0.0 – 2.11.0
Windows and Linux distributions
Content Update Service Adapter 2.0.0 – 2.11.0 Windows and Linux distributions

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer add-ons effective from 1st January 2020:

PTV xServer add-ons Version Comment
AJAX Maps 3.5.25.0 – 3.5.30.0 Java Servlet in combination with PTV xMap Server
BCR Converter 1.0.0.0 and 1.0.1.0 Windows and Linux distributions

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer .NET effective from 1st January 2020:

PTV xServer Version Comment
PTV xServer .NET 1.5 Framework for .NET applications in combination with PTV xServer

Discontinuation notice for PTV Maps version 2018 effective from 1st January 2020:

PTV Maps Version Map & Data Provider
PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.1H, 2018.2H, 2018.1T, 2018.2T Here, TomTom
PTV North America City Map 2018 Here
PTV South America City Map 2018 Here
PTV Australia City Map 2018 Here
PTV World City Map Premium 2018.1T, 2018.2T TomTom (+AND)
PTV Africa City Map 2018 TomTom
PTV South Asia City Map 2018 TomTom
PTV Arabia City Map 2018 Here
PTV India City Map 2018 Here

Discontinuation notice for PTV World Map effective from 1st April 2019:

PTV xServer Version Comment
PTV World Map 2018 Contract was terminated effective from 31.03.2019 with data supplier AND.
It is not permitted to use AND data in PTV products from that time.
Please use the extracted PTV World Map from TomTom instead.

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

PTV Group is committed to providing the highest level of quality and service to you. Based on your requests, we constantly enhance our software and keep integrating new and improved functions and contents. Therefore, we strongly advise you 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.

To meet the growing requirements, PTV Group, like other software providers, needs to limit the number of software versions available. This way, we can always make sure that our resources stay focused on further improving PTV xServer, PTV xServer add-ons and PTV Maps as the current software solutions create the perfect conditions for your business applications to excel.

In case you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your representative sales partner.

Discontinuation of PTV Mapserver 5.13 and PTV Maps 2018

To ensure a smooth transition, we kindly ask you, to notice following information. PTV Group will be discontinuing PTV Maps version 2018 and PTV Mapserver version 5.13 as of 1st January 2020.

From these dates onwards, we will no longer provide updates or support for the versions listed below. Please notice that for PTV Mapserver the discontinuation also includes detailed, extracted and transit maps as well as the corresponding data content, such as traffic patterns, truck attributes, POIs, toll scenarios, and ID mappings.

To assist our customers, PTV Group has already provided the following upgrade paths, where clients can login to update to the latest versions of:

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

Discontinuation notice for PTV Mapserver version 5.13 effective from 1st January 2020:

PTV Mapserver Version Operating System
PTV Mapserver 5.13 Windows (x86)

Discontinuation notice for PTV Maps version 2018 effective from 1st January 2020:

PTV Maps Version Map & Data Provider
PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.1H, 2018.2H, 2018.1T, 2018.2T Here, TomTom
PTV North America City Map 2018 Here
PTV South America City Map 2018 Here
PTV Australia City Map 2018 Here
PTV World City Map Premium 2018.1T & 2018.2T TomTom (+AND)
PTV Africa City Map 2018 TomTom
PTV South Asia City Map 2018 TomTom
PTV Arabia City Map 2018 Here
PTV India City Map 2018 Here

At a glance: Discontinuation notice for PTV World Map effective from 1st April 2019:

PTV xServer Version Comment
PTV World Map 2018 Contract was terminated effective from 31.03.2019 with data supplier AND.
It is not permitted to use AND data in PTV products from that time.
This map was replaced by an extracted PTV World Map (TomTom).

In case you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your representative sales partner.

The world is not enough – PTV xServer internet with API Version 2

We can proudly present you our test system for the PTV World City Map Premium 2019.2H with PTV xServer API Version 2.12. This map cluster is special because it is geo-redundant and provides High Performance Routing (HPR) in the Europe part.

Benefits of the new World City Map Cluster

  • Worldwide coverage for API Version 2 geocoding, rendering, routing and distance matrix calculation
  • Minimal latency because of equal deployments in Europe and North America
  • High Performance Routing Networks for the Europe part available

High Performance Routing

  • HPR graphs available for the geographic region Europe (ZZ_EUR)
  • HPR graph available for the following Profiles including the PTV_Truck_Attributes: tuck40t.xml, truck11_99t.xml and truck7_49t.xml
  • Customers who like to use the HPR graphs need to specify some settings in the xServer requests. See paragraph – How to use HPR – in this blog post below.

URL scheme

You can access the PTV xServer internet World City Map Premium cluster with the following url schemes:

Datacenter URLs :
Datacenter Europe https://xserver2-eu-(test).cloud.ptvgroup.com
Datacenter USA https://xserver2-us-(test).cloud.ptvgroup.com

Routed URL: https://xserver2-(test).cloud.ptvgroup.com

Prefer the datacenter url

  • For stateful xServer tasks you need a datacenter url. Stateful tasks are functions that involve multiple requests that need all to be executed on the same datacenter. For PTV xServer internet these are job requests (start/fetchCalculateTour) and all xTour-request, as xTour internally computes distance matrices that are re-used throughout multiple requests.
  • If your application or middleware is at a fixed location. If your application is hosted at the same region (or even the same Azure data center), we recommend specifying url for the according region.

Benefits of the routed URL

  • Improve responsiveness for interactive clients. If an interactive client accesses xServer internet directly, the requests are routed to xServer internet data center with the best latency, dependent on the location of the client. Typical low-latency use cases are mapping, auto-completion geocoding and drag&drop routing.
  • Domain sharding to bypass browser restrictions. The routed url also supports domain-sharding with the url scheme xserver2-(1-4)(-test).cloud.ptvgroup.com. This allows the web browser to open more connections than allowed for a single domain. This practice is typically used in map controls like OpenLayers or Leaflet to load map tiles from as many connections as possible.

How to use HPR

In order to use the HPR networks, the corresponding profile must be used. In addition, the Truck Attributes and HPR must be activated in the request and the geographical restriction ZZ-EUR must be specified for the HPR graph.
HPR graphs were provided for the following profiles:

  • tuck40t.xml + Truck Attributes + geographic restriction ZZ-EUR
  • truck11_99t.xml + Truck Attributes + geographic restriction ZZ-EUR
  • truck7_49t.xml + Truck Attributes + geographic restriction ZZ-EUR

Example request to list the available HPR graphs:

xdata.listHighPerformanceRoutingNetworks():

{
  "$type": "ListHighPerformanceRoutingNetworksRequest",
  "highPerformanceRoutingNetworkOptions": {},
  "resultFields": {
    "highPerformanceRoutingNetworkOptions": true,
    "profiles": true
  }
}

Example request for a routing using a HPR graph:

xroute.calculateRoute():
 
{
  "$type": "RouteRequest",
  "storedProfile": "truck40t",
  "waypoints": [
    {
      "$type": "OffRoadWaypoint",
      "location": {
        "$type": "OffRoadRouteLocation",
        "offRoadCoordinate": {
          "x": 6.22029,
          "y": 49.61513
        }
      }
    },
    {
      "$type": "OffRoadWaypoint",
      "location": {
        "$type": "OffRoadRouteLocation",
        "offRoadCoordinate": {
          "x": 6.06479,
          "y": 49.62127
        }
      }
    }
  ],
  "routeOptions": {
    "routingType": "HIGH_PERFORMANCE_ROUTING",
    "geographicRestrictions": {
      "allowedCountries": [
        "ZZ-EUR"
      ]
    }
  },
  "requestProfile": {
    "featureLayerProfile": {
      "themes": [
        {
          "id": "PTV_TruckAttributes",
          "enabled": true
        }
      ]
    }
  }
}

Productive system

The productive System is planned for June 3rd 2019.
On this date we will reroute the URL of the actual North/South America and Europe Map Cluster to this new World City Map cluster.

Toll update 2019_05 available

Italy
New tariff table for Italy January 2019. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Italy March 2018’ scenario.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2H – toll update version 2019_2H_6
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1T – toll update version 2019_1T_8
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1H – toll update version 2019_1H_9
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2T – toll update version 2018_2T_11
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2H – toll update version 2018_2H_14

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 2.12 is now available!

We proudly present our new PTV xServer API Version 2.12 Release. For the full list of Features and Improvements you can check the corresponding release notes here.

xTour – Group ID’s

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.12:

  • Framework
    • Added support for external Java installations (64-bit Java 8 required. We recommend the use Amazon Corretto or Orcale Java). Please note that the Java Runtime Environment is no longer integrated in the PTV xServer and need to be installed separately. You find more information on the according Manual Page.
    • Updated the stored profiles to DataCompatibilityVersion 2 as all current maps are also based on this version. Please ensure that your profiles and map data have the same version. Otherwise the PTV xServer won’t start
  • xLocate
    • The representation of the country results (Name, ISO-2, ISO-3 or license plate code) can be specified in the request
  • xMap
    • Improved the rendering performance especially when using Feature PTV_(Truck-)SpeedPatterns
  • xRoute
    • Introduced a REST-API for xRoute (Note that the method is experimental)
  • xTour
    • Added support to plan precombined trips by specifying the attribute ‘groupId’ for each order and the attribute ‘orderGroupConsideration’ in the planning options. (Note that this is experimental)
    • Alternative depots are also supported for the methods ‘changeTours’ and ‘findChangeToursProposals’. (Note that this is experimental)
    • Added attribute ‘legReports’ to the element ‘TourReport’ to return information for each leg between two consecutive stops. (Note that this is experimental)
  • xLoad
    • Unloading sequence support
    • Added stackability restrictions by ItemTypes

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

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 2.12 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.