Map Update on LDS Server for PTV Content Update Service

featurelayerThe release of the PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1T on the LDS will replace the PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1T for creating the Incident Feature Layer. This map update will be performed on  Monday, 8th of February 2016 not on the 5th like announced before. Then the LDSupdater will supply the Feature Layer into the products automatically but with the update there is something to take care of:

The new Feature Layer that are created by the PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1T will get a new Layer ID. The old Feature Layer, created by the PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1T, will be discontinued.

PTV Content Update Service earlier than 1.20.1.1 will still copy this old Feature Layer. To avoid the copying and to delete the old Feature Layer, the PTV Content Updates Service database and the dynamic folder (standard name: contentFolder) has to be deleted. This will be done automatically at every restart with the new PTV Content Update Service 1.20.1.1 or higher. For all the older Content Update Service versions, this has to be done manually.

The new PTV Content Update Service can be downloaded from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone (login required).                                                                                     For any further information or support please contact the Support Team.

Truck Traffic Patterns in new TomTom Map

featurelayerThe new Feature Layer Truck Traffic Patterns is now also available in the new PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1.T that was released recently.

A more detailed descripton about this Feature Layer and what you have to do to use it, you can find on our blog post How to use Feature Layer Truck Traffic Patterns. If you have any further questions about the Truck Traffic Patterns don’t hesitate to contact the Support Team

How to use Feature Layer TruckTrafficPatterns

The new Feature Layer TruckTrafficPatterns was released recently with the new PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1H. Everything you have to know to get started is explained here:

What is it?TruckTrafficPatterns

The Truck Traffic Patterns are derived from (car) Traffic Patterns, influenced by many other data like height data, truck speed limits or passing restrictions. Route calculation for trucks considering typical traffic situation at a certain week day and a certain time of day can be done with this Feature Layer. To visualize this traffic situation the according route segments are colored. But because of the reason that the focus of truck routes is on major roads the coloring of segments is not realized for lower street levels. Moreover it is important to use either the TruckTrafficPatterns or the (car)TrafficPatterns at the same time!

Furthermore you have to know that TruckTrafficPatterns and TruckSpeedPatterns are the same Feature Layer and that they are used synonymously. TruckSpeedPatterns is used for the theme name and all including files. In every other case the name TruckTrafficPatterns is used.

What do I need to use it?

  • It is important to know that you have to adapt the vehicle profiles truckfast.xml, truckslow.xml, default.xml and trafficinfoloader.xml to use this Feature Layer. In the Dynamic Routing section you have to deactivate/delete the SpeedMapping because this would falsify the routing times. Furthermore there is a new Feature Layer Theme available, called PTV_TruckSpeedPatterns
  • License: Each Feature Layer theme must be licensed separately and for each PTV xServer

Where can I get it?

featurelayerThe Feature Layer can be downloaded from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone (login required). Soon, there will be the documentation How to use Feature Layer TruckTrafficPatterns in the online manual of the PTV xServer. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

New Feature Layer will be available!

featurelayerWith the new PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1H we are planning to release the new Feature Layer Truck Traffic Patterns!

The Truck Traffic Patterns are derived from (car) Traffic Patterns, influenced by many other data like height data, truck speed limits or passing restrictions. Then, considering of traffic situations in the route calculation will be also available for trucks.

TruckTrafficPatterns_MuenchenMore detailed information about this Feature Layer, e.g. when it is available and how to use it, you will get in this blog and in the manual on time.

How to use Feature Layer PTV Traffic Incidents

PTV_TrafficIncidentsTogether with our PTV xServer Release 1.20, the new Feature Layer “PTV Traffic Incidents” was released. Didn’t try it yet? Here is all you need to know to get started.

What is it?

TI_scale_150Feature Layer add additional routing network and rendering attributes to a map. The Feature Layer PTV Traffic Incidents provides actual traffic information to consider incidents like traffic jams in the route planning. The information is provided as dynamic Feature Layer and can be automatically downloaded from the PTV Layer Delivery Server with the PTV Content Update Service plugin.

What do I need to use it?

  • PTV xServer 1.20
  • Installed and configured PTV Content Update Service
  • License: Each Feature Layer theme must be licensed separately and for each PTV xServer

Where can I get it?

The PTV Content Update Service can be downloaded from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone (login is required). If you have installed and configured the service properly the traffic information data is automatically downloaded in your defined folder. Please contact your sales representative in order to get the corresponding license keys.

Where can I find information?

In the online manual of PTV xServer you can find documentation How to use Feature Layer PTV Traffic Incidents 

TI_scale_1000Just want to have a look?

Visit our Feature Layer Lab: http://ptv-logistics.github.io/fl-labs/

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

Update of PropertyConnector available

An update of the PropertyConnector file is available: propertyConnectorV004. If you use FeatureLayer with a PTV xServer 1.20.x you should get the new version. It includes two optimizations for the FeatureLayer PTV_TruckAttributes.

The PropertyConnector is an xml file which connects attributes in the FeatureLayer with parameters in the vehicle profiles. With PTV xServer 1.20.x a versioning of the propertyConnector has been introduced. So make sure to always use the current version. PTV xServer versions before 1.20.x can always use the propertyConnector without version number.

The file has to be placed in the map root directory in Test_environment_80s80parallel to the geo-folder, e.g. under ..\PTV_Europe_City_Map_Premium_2015_1H\detailedmap parallel to the “eur”-folder.

The current PropertyConnector file can be downloaded from the PTV xServer Patches or Customer Area.