Discontinuation ML1-format in PTV Mapserver

Dear customer,

we would like to let you know that PTV AG will be discontinuing the ML1 format on 31/12/2012. Please notice that the ML1 is a module from PTV Mapserver to provide traffic information. As a consequence, the PTV Mapserver will provide traffic information with a new format (ML3) in future. Presumably no further changes are necessary in your application but you have to replace your current PTV Mapserver. Then you are able to receive traffic information from our new data provider Navteq. PTV actually informs you that following release should be used which will include the new component: PTV Mapserver 5.7 SP (planned release date: End of September).

Following module will be discontinued on 31/12/2012:

  • ML1 format to provide traffic information using PTV Mapserver

Why are the products being phased out?

The PTV MapServer SDK is constantly being enhanced. Many new and improved functions have been integrated at the request of our customers. In addition, you will have noticed that a maintenance contract on the current versions pays off, as it integrates extended functions. It also guarantees that you remain up-to-date – a basic prerequisite for day-to-day operations. PTV AG is therefore meeting the growing requirements of its clients. Due to PTV’s decision to change the data provider for traffic information we were forced to replace the access format from ML1 to ML3. But you will benefit from this transfer, because we can offer traffic information in a higher quality and coverage. More European countries are connected to PTV’s traffic information platform. The current software solutions therefore create the perfect conditions for your business applications.

Kind regards,

Dr. Michael Nutto

Product Management PTV XSERVER