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.

Feature Layer PTV Traffic Incidents available

PTV_TrafficIncidents

The Feature Layer PTV Traffic Incidents enables you to use dynamic traffic information with the PTV xServer. This layer provides actual traffic information to consider incidents like traffic jams in the route planning.

Following requirements have to be met in order to use this Feature Layer:

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

PTV_X-Server_Add-ons_80x80Up-to-date traffic information is provided as dynamic Feature Layer and can be received via the PTV Content Update Service. Information about this service is provided in one of our last blog posts and in the PTV xServer Manual.

Forum_80x80To activate the PTV Traffic Incidents Layer please contact your sales representative. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

 

Update your data with the PTV Content Update Service

PTV_X-Server_Add-ons_80x80You may have heard about our PTV Content Update Service or you may know it from your toll updates. With our new feature layer PTV_TrafficIncidents the service will gain in importance. So here you can find some questions and answers which should help you to understand and use the update service.

What is the PTV Content Update Service?

With the PTV Content Update Service you are able to download new data content automatically. The data is provided on the PTV Layer Delivery Server, can be accessed by the PTV Content Update Service and will be integrated in your PTV xServer:

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You can choose between a polling mechanism or a subscription mechanism to update your data. Several PTV xServer can use one update service together.

Which data is available for which PTV xServer?

The update service is available for PTV xRoute and PTV xMap server and provides toll updates and data for our brand new feature layer traffic incidents.

PTV xServer Toll Updates Feature Layer PTV_TrafficIncidents
PTV xRoute since version 1.16.1 since version 1.20.0
PTV xMap since version 1.20.0

Why should I use the PTV Content Update Service?

  • You automatically receive updated data without downloading it manually
  • You can configure the update mechanism as you please
  • You can benefit of the convenient handling of data versions and deletion of not used data

How do I get the PTV Content Update Service?

The update service is a plugin for the PTV xServer and is installed as webapp. The PTV xRoute versions 1.16. to 1.18 already contain the PTV Content Update Service. It is deactivated by default -so you have to activate it in the configuration. Since version 1.20 the update service is delivered as seperated artefact and can be downloaded from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone

How can I setup and configure the PTV Content Update Service?

In the PTV xServer Manual you can find a detailled description of the setup and configuration of the PTV Content Update Service.

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

Feature Layer PTV Truck Attributes available

PTV_TruckAttributesOur new Feature Layer “PTV Truck Attributes” is now released for PTV xServer 1.20. It is available for following maps:

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1H

Here is all you need to know to get started:

What is it?

Feature Layer add additional routing network and rendering attributes to a map. The PTV_featurelayerTruckAttributes layer contains restrictions for extraordinary vehicles like maximum height, maximum weight, delivery zones, restricted zones for hazardous load etc. These restrictions are stored for single route segments and are respected in the routing result and can be visiualized on the map.

What do I need to use it?

  • PTV xServer 1.20
  • License: Each Feature Layer theme must be licensed seperately and for each PTV xServer
  • Installation of Feature Layer PTV_TruckAttributes (should be corresponding to map version => usage of map PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1T or 2015.1H)

Where can I get it?

The Feature Layer can be downloaded from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone (login required). If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

Where can I find information?

New maps and feature layer updates available

Map Updates

Discover tMap-Logohe new PTV Maps available for PTV xServer and PTV Mapserver.

In the last weeks and months a lot of map updates have been published. Here, you can find an overview of the updates and new content.

New PTV South America City Map 2015 is in stock. For the first time environmental zones for several countries can be determined on the map display. The street network increased by 400,000 km. 13 further international ferries (19 in total) were added by PTV.

New PTV North America City Map 2015H is in stock. New Content for this map is available with height information used within the way point lists. The routing to PTV South America City Map 2015 is now possible.

New PTV Maghreb City Map 2015 is in stock. This map is based on TomTom data for Tunesia and Morocco while data for Algeria does still originate from AND. This map is routeable to PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1 from HERE and TomTom.

New PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1H is in stock. Improved geocoding for Greece could be realized. The new route of A35 in Italy via Brebemi was manually added since HERE didn’t provided these segments with the input data. Some bugs related to the Italian toll calculation could be fixed as well. New postcodes are available for Bosnia and Herzegovina and improved postcodes are delivered for Portugal, Russia and Turkey.

New PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1T in stock. Similiar to the HERE map, bugs in the Italian toll calculation could be fixed. Cyprus is on detailed street level now. Truck Attributes for Gibraltar could be added.

Already in September the new PTV India City Map 2015 was released. With this release, PTV could again increase the amount of street network by 650,000 km to a total network of nearly 2.5 Million km. The Feature Layer information Time Zones and Traffic Patterns are also available with this map. Over 5 Million POIs can be delivered with this map as well.

Find general information about our PTV Maps and content Test_environment_80s80here: http://xserver.ptvgroup.com/en-uk/products/maps-content/

In our customer area you get detailed information about the specific PTV maps: http://xserver.ptvgroup.com/en-uk/developer-zone/customer-area/

Feature Layer Updates

Also the additional content of our maps has been updated. Three of the PTV maps got new Feature Layer information.

For the PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1H the following Feature Layers are available: Preferred Routes, Traffic Patterns, Time Zones and Truck Restriction Zones.

For the PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1T the following Feature Layers are available: Traffic Patterns, Time Zones and Truck Restriction Zones.

For the PTV North America City Map 2015H the following Feature Layers are available: PreferredRoutes, TrafficPatterns and Time Zones.

DownloadDownload the new Feature Layers for your map in the Customer Area: http://xserver.ptvgroup.com/en-uk/developer-zone/customer-area/

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.