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.

New PTV xServer Release available!

Toll Report in Florida using Feature Layer toll

We proudly present our new PTV xServer release. For details about the services you  find the corresponding release notes here.

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.9:

  • xLocate
    • Geocoding Data for North America (including Mexico and Canada) is now available
    • City results are now listed by population
  • xMap
    • Introduced rendering of toll roads
      Note that this feature requires new toll data in Feature Layer format which is currently only available for the US
  • xRoute
    • New way of toll calculation using Feature Layer toll data
    • Introduced multiple payment methods at toll locations (including electronic toll collection)
    • Determine when a vehicle enters or exists a toll road by using the new toll events
  • xTour
    • Support for EU drivers’ working hours in case of multi-day tours with daily rests anytime and anywhere necessary.
    • Added method ‘findChangeToursProposals’ to get proposals for modifying an existing tour plan stored on server side
    • The method ‘planTours’ can be stopped during computation getting an intermediate but valid response that usually differs from the final response.
    • Additional order relocation and swap moves are executed to improve the tour planning results

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Developer Zone.

For cloud solutions we provide systems based on this release. It contains the PTV xServer API version 2.9 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

  • Check the General Information page to get more information about existing PTV xServer internet deployments

PTV xServer 1.26.0.3 service release – now available

PTV xServer 1.26.0.3 service release is available now!

Besides some bugfixes in PTV xLocate and xRoute, the main reasons for this release are:

  • Retry mechanism for failed module restarts to gain more stability
  • Support of the updated French decree for emissions

See the 1.26.0.3 Release Notes for more details.

The PTV xServer 1.26.0.3 can be downloaded from thcustomer area of the PTV Developer Zone. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

PTV xServer 1.26.0.1 now available

PTV xServer 1.26.0.1 service release is available now!

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It contains a bug fix and an improvement, all Highlights of the 1.26.0.1 Version are:

PTV xMapmatch Server:

  • Bugfix: Now it starts-up and works again with TomTom maps.

PTV xTour Server:

  • Feature: Now the number of input vehicles are shown in the billing log.

See the 1.26.0.1 Release Notes for more details.

The PTV xServer 1.26.0.1 can be downloaded from the customer area Downloadof the PTV Developer Zone. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

New PTV xServer Release available!

We proudly present our new PTV xServer release. This release is focused North America Geocoding and Rendering, but there are more features for world wide use.

For details about the services you find the corresponding release notes here.

Here are some feature highlights of API version 2.7:

  • Framework
    • For detailed monitoring it is now possible to send requests to dedicated backend instances.
  • xLocate
    • The geocoding search produces results even if some words were falsely concatenated in the input (e.g. ‘Ruedestrasbourg’ instead of ‘Rue de Strasbourg’).
    • The total score and the address scores (formerly modelled as field scores) are no longer experimental.
  • xMap
    • Country-specific styles for Feature Layer may be configured (e.g. to show country-specific icons for truck attributes in North America).
    • Street names are now drawn along the road considering the street curve.
  • xTour
    • Added a new attribute ‘drivers’ to the fleet. A driver is assigned to a vehicle and may be given exactly one operating interval.
    • In a multi-day planning scenario it is now possible to only plan daily rests if it is necessary, i.e. there may be multiple trips per day without daily rest between them.
    • New possibility in the ‘changeTours’ method to change fixations of an existing tour plan stored on server side.
    • It is now possible to fix a trip to a vehicle in the input plan to make sure such trips are not changed at all.

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Developer Zone.

For cloud solutions we provide a test system based on this release. It contains the PTV xServer API version 2.7 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release:

Some notes:

  • The PTV xServer API version 2.x requires a 2017.1 map or newer.
  • The corresponding geocoding data for on-premise solutions is on request. It is not included in the map. This is required for running xLocate. (The data is available for PTV Europe City Map and with this release also for the PTV North America City Map from HERE).
  • PTV xServer internet (test and productive system) provides PTV Europe City Map 2017.2 (HERE). The update to PTV Europe City Map 2018.1 (HERE) is scheduled for the near future. The productive system already provides the API version 2.7.

PTV xServer 1.26 now available

Our new PTV xServer 1.26 release is available NOW!

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Besides several Bugfixes, Improvements and some Features, the Highlights of the 1.26 Version are:

Framework Improvements:

  • Added new attribute ‘dataCompatibilityVersion’ to the stored profiles in order to check consistency and validity with new PTV map data version. Please ensure that your profiles and map data have the same version as otherwise the PTV xCluster won’t start (see ‘Technical Concepts – About Profiles – Profile & Map Versions’). This is check is needed because we will do some quality improvements in the coming months, which will need adaptation of the vehicle profiles.
  • Improvement: For detailed monitoring it is now possible to send requests to dedicated backend instances.

PTV xTour Server

  • The consideration of product incompatibilities can be switched off for specific vehicles by using the new attribute ‘ignoreProductIncompatibilities’.

See the 1.26 Release Notes for more details.

The PTV xServer 1.26 can be downloaded from the customer area Downloadof the PTV Developer Zone. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.