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.

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.

Fresh from the press: New feature layer for North America

PTVxRouteServerSince PTV xRoute Server 1.17 our new technology feature layer is available. It was designed and developed for an easy use of varied data content in the context of route planning.

We just uploaded the new feature layer data for PTV North America City 2014N. To download the data, please visit the PTV Developer Zone customer area, section “Product Download / Feature Layer”. There you will find the following layers:

  • Time Zones FL: Time zones information (prerequisite for all time dependent feature layer like Traffic Patterns FL)
  • Preferred Routes FL: Road networks to be prioritized (e.g. for trucks with special loads or heavy vehicles)
  • Traffic Patterns FL: Time dependent speeds of road networks (computed from historical traffic statistics)

More different feature layers and the data for PTV Europe City Map will follow in the future.

Traffic Info Loader update available

PTV xServer add-onIn order to use the Dynamic Traffic Information the so called Traffic Info Loader (TIL) has to be installed before. Today we updated to Traffic Info Loader version 2.0.3.

To download the new version please visit the PTV Developer Zone. As registered customer go to the customer area, enter your login data and access the PTV xServer download area.

Toll Charge For Federal Roads –
Update Coming Soon

A new update including the latest toll changes for federal roads (roads for inter-regional traffic) which will take effect on 1st August will be published in the next few days.

This update is based on the list v1.0 of BASt (BASt website), a technical and scientific institute of the federal ministry for transport, building and housing (BMVBW website ).

Compared with the previous version it includes about 10% of altered routes and will be available for the maps “PTV Europe City Map Premium” versions:

  • 2012.2T, 2012.2N, 2012.1T, 2012.1N, 2011.2N, 3_2010t_NQ

We are currently pushing ahead at full speed to publish this update as soon as possible.

At the moment the update is in the integration test. Further information will follow.

You can find a map of all toll roads in Germany on the website of “BAG”.