About Isabel Honikel

Senior Product Manager for PTV xServer internet

PTV xServer internet update on all API Version 2 Clusters

We plan to perform maintenance on July, 8th 2019 that does not require any downtime.
The following tasks will be completed in the scope of this maintenance.
PTV xServer update from version 2.12 to version 2.13 on the listed map clusters:

The PTV World City Map test system was already updated. Please test you application on the test system and report any problem immediately.

PTV xServer internet update on PTV North/South America City Map cluster with API Version 1

We plan to perform maintenance on July, 8th 2019 that does not require any downtime.
The following tasks will be completed in the scope of this maintenance.

Improved Geocoding in Bazil on test, integration and production:

The geocoding response from the xServer now contains the two-digit abbreviation of the state, as it was specified in the request.
This update also effects the reverse geocoding. The state will be returned as a two-digit abbreviation in the response.

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 Рusing  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.

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.

Toll update 2019_04 available

Slovakia
New tariffs 2019 and new toll roads. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Slovakia October 2016’ scenario.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2H – toll update version 2019_2H_5
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1T – toll update version 2019_1T_7
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1H – toll update version 2019_1H_8
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2T – toll update version 2018_2T_10
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2H – toll update version 2018_2H_13

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.