Elevation for routes in North America and Australia

HoeheninformationSince version 1.18 the PTV xRoute Server is able to provide the height information for each segment in Europe. This information is of value for diverse use cases on client side e.g. plot an elevation profile along a calculated route or define different prices for serving customers high in the mountains. Now there is also the height data in North America and Australia available.

ElevationNamFrom 2015 on the height data will be included in the map setup. To start instantly with the latest maps from 2014 or even older ones, we provide the height data separately at the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone (login is required). Please note that there is no extra license required.

And now it is time for the “small print” information of this topic 😉

  • For using the height data in North America and Australia the PTV xRoute Server 1.18.1 or later is required.
  • In North America the height data is only available until 60 degrees north. As this is the southern boundary of Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Canada, these areas are not included.
  • In case of a very uneven landscape it is possible that the height information is too blurry on some segments. We recommend to smooth the elevation profile on client side.

PTV xServer update and new feature layers

PTV_xServer_1.18_100x100pxThere is now the new version 1.18.1.1 of the PTV xServer released. Besides some bug fixes our focus was on improving the rendering of the feature layers. For further information please check the release notes. You can download the latest PTV xServer from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone (login is required).

Map-LogoSuitable for the new version we also released for the first time European feature layers and updated the Australian feature layers. All of the new feature layers are prepared for routing and rendering:

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.1N und 2014.2H
    Time Zones FL, Traffic Patterns FL, Preferred Routes FL, Truck Restriction Zones FL
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.1T und 2014.2T
    Time Zones FL, Traffic Patterns FL, Truck Restriction Zones FL
  • PTV Australia City Map 2014
    Time Zones FL, Traffic Patterns FL, Preferred Routes FL

As this content is not included in the map, we deliver it separately. The feature layers are now available for download. Please note that a new licence file is recommended when updating from former PTV xServer versions in order to use them.

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

New toll update available (July 2014)

PTV Toll Data UpdateFor PTV xServer and PTV Mapserver are new toll scenarios available concerning (the new world champion 😉 ) Germany.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.2H (Update 2)

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.2T (Update 2)

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.1N (Update 6)

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.1T (Update 6)

Content

  • Scenario ‘Germany April 2014’ (tariffs from April 2014 according to the tables 14.0 (BAB) and 3.0 (federal trunk roads) / replaces the previous ‘Germany October 2013’ scenario)

  • Scenario ‘Germany July 2015’ (expansion of toll road network to include another 1,000 km of motorway-style federal trunk roads for vehicles with a weight of 12 tonnes and over)

  • Scenario ‘Germany October 2015’ (tolls on motorways and on 2,000 km of motorway-style federal trunk roads / the lower limit for vehicles subject to the toll is to be reduced from 12 tonnes to 7.5 tonnes)

  • Scenario ‘Germany mid-2018’ (tolls on motorways and on all federal trunk roads / the lower limit for vehicles subject to the toll is to be reduced from 12 tonnes to 7.5 tonnes)

It is possible to use the manual download from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone or the automatic download with the PTV Content Update Service. In the case of PTV Mapserver please use the last version of the PTV Toll Update Tool.

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

Brand-new maps and content for Europe available

sandbox_overviewFor Europe we produce twice a year new maps (from a PTV xServer point of view the main release in autumn and the intermediate release in spring). As nature blooms there is now the intermediate release of our Europe maps for the year 2014 available:

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.2H
    This map is mainly based on the raw data provider HERE (“H”). Up to now you know this map as “N” (NAVTEQ). As the data provider introduces the new brand HERE, we also change the name of the map from now on.
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.2T
    This map is mainly based on the raw data provider TomTom (“T”).

KarteA lot of content like speed limits or toll is already part of the maps, but some content is not included. Please note that we deliver this content separately:

  • POI Data
    This content comprises geographical objects like hotels, restaurants or petrol stations.
  • Truck Attributes
    This content allows a truck specific routing e.g. to consider the size, weight or loaded cargo of the truck.
  • Traffic Patterns
    This content represents traffic flows during the day e.g. to consider the rush hour in the morning and evening. You can download the traffic patterns form the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone.

The delivery of the PTV maps and content depends on your license agreement. This applies especially for the intermediate release of the maps. In case of any doubts please contact your sales representative.