About Isabel Honikel

Senior Product Manager for PTV xServer internet

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.

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.

May we present? Our new Customer Area!

More informative, modern and of course more “responsive”. The relaunch took a little longer – but how do you say it again: “What lasts a long time will finally be good”.

As a IT company, we are of course aware of the importance of our own website, which reflects our expertise and know-how. In the dilemma between our own (high) demands, lots of creative ideas and lack of time, we made it!

The PTV xServer website and now the Customer Area is finally relaunched.

It is designed in a completely new design and a new clean structure. Besides the changes in optics and technology, we have also prepared the familiar content for you. You have still the possibility to download our PTV xServer API Version 1 and API Version 2 and their Add ons directly.

But we got rid of the data part which has it´s on delivery channels. Like Feature Layer data, which is now delivered via download link from our contract services and delivery department directly. Also the Toll Updates which can be automatically downloaded installed for your PTV xServer via PTV Content Update Service.

And the best at last:
Your old login credentials are still valid and can be used to login to the new Customer Area.

Toll Update Forecast 2019 for Germanys federal trunk roads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany

  • TollCalculationThis scenario contains the forecast toll factors valid from 1st January 2019. The toll charge for trucks from 7.5 tonnes applies to all federal trunk roads.

Concerned maps

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

Please note: The this toll update will not be downloadable in the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone.
You can use PTV Content Update Service to automatically download and install the toll updates for your PTV xServer installation.

We recommend to use PTV Content Update Service Version 2.x.
Also your current PTV xServer API Version 1 can work with PTV Content Update Service 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 internet – Renewal of the SSL certificate

We would like to inform you that we will update our SSL certificate in the week of October 8th 2018.

All changes will be happening “behind-the-scenes”, so you shouldn’t need to take action, nor should you encounter problems or interruptions to the service.

Nevertheless, we want to give you the chance to test your applications with the new certificate. Therefore, the PTV Europe City Map (TomTom) test cluster was updated already to the new SSL certificate.

PTV xServer internet uses a SSL certificate issued by T-Systems Trust Center. This certificate is usually supported by the majority of clients, client library or browsers. The certificate is deployed e.g. on https://xmap-eu-n-test.cloud.ptvgroup.com; it can be viewed or downloaded through any browser.

In Google Chrome you need to navigate to https://xmap-eu-n-test.cloud.ptvgroup.com and to open the Security pane in the development tools (F12):

The certificate chain is as follows:

If your client requires manual configuration to establish the trust chain, you will find the official root and intermediate certificates here:

Please refer to your client documentation for further details how to import and activate those certificates.