New data for the EWS Road Distance API

The EWS (“Entfernungswerk Strasse”) mainly consists of precalculated truck distances to quickly access them for different use cases like invoice auditing. Up to now, we provided data versions for the years 2017 to 2022.

In the new version of the PTV Developer EWS Road Distance API V1.3.0 you even have the possibility to use all data from 2016 onwards. And as the new year just started, we also added data version 2023.

The new data for 2023 has been fundamentally revised and offers more detailed content. The reference locations were checked, and their number was significantly increased (region EUROPE now with more than 14,000 and region GERMANY with more than 10,000 reference locations). In addition, toll distances for trucks in Austria take international routes into account.

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PTV xServer internet – Update on PTV America City Map cluster Here with API Version 1

We would like to inform you that we plan to do maintenance on the PTV America City Map [Here] production cluster with API Version 1.

The following tasks will be completed in the scope of this maintenance:

  • Update on NA-N production cluster on February 1st , 2023
    • Map update to PTV EuropeAmerica City Map 2023.1H

Please test your application on the already updated test systems and report any problem immediately to our support.xServer support.de@xserver.ptvgroup.com.

 

Release of Geocoding & Places API V 1.5.0 – Places Text Search

In the new version of the PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API V 1.5.0 you  find a new Feature for the POI / Places Search.

The new endpoint is named searchPlacesByText and enables you to find places by their name.
You have the possibility to insert a text to search for the places name. In addition to this you can specify an optional location bias as center or bounding box to sharpen the region you are searching in. 
Also the category and country filter helps to minimize the results to the relevant ones.

Try out code sample which gives you the possibility to see results out without any effort. The code sample allows you to manipulate the center point and bounding box. To do this you jus need to acitvate Center or Bounding box and click on the map icon.

Request:
https://api.myptv.com/geocoding/v1/places/by-text?searchText=Tower%20Bridge&categoryFilter=navteq-lcms%3A300-3000-0000&countryFilter=GB&language=en&boundingBox=51.51327,-0.08465,51.49527,-0.06665

Response:
...
{ "places": [ { "referencePosition": { "latitude": 51.50427, "longitude": -0.07565 }, "roadAccessPosition": { "latitude": 51.50427, "longitude": -0.07565 }, "address": { "countryName": "United Kingdom", "state": "England", "province": "London", "postalCode": "SE1 2", "city": "London", "district": "Bermondsey", "street": "" }, "formattedAddress": "Tower Bridge - London, London SE1 2", "name": "Tower Bridge", "categoryIds": [ "navteq-lcms:300-3000-0000", "navteq-lcms:550-5510-0242", "navteq-lcms:300-3000-0025", "navteq-lcms:300-3000-0023" ], "quality": {} },
...

If you need more information about this new feature please have a look at the API documentation or at the concept wich describes the purpose of this feature in detail.

You can test PTV Developer for free by registering a MyPTV account and activating the product on the website.

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Detailed Toll Update USA

We updated and activated detailed toll layers for Florida, Colorado, Ohio and Michigan

referenced to PTV North America City Map 2023.1H / World City Map Premium 2023.1H/1aH –

on our Layer Delivery Server (LDS) today. Now it is possible to download them via Content Update Service (CUS).

Content: Most recent tariffs valid from 2022

  • Florida: New toll tariffs valid from 1st of November 2022
  • Colorado: New toll tariffs valid from 1st of June 2022
  • Ohio: New toll tariffs valid from 1st of January 2023
  • Michigan: New toll tariffs valid from 2nd of June 2022

 

Using detailed toll on PTV Developer, xServer internet and xServer from version 2.22:

The default toll calculation changed to useDetailedToll = true in the xserver.conf. That means that you get the detailed toll automatically, when requesting toll in the route calculation.

 

Information for xServer from version 2.18 to 2.21:

Step 1: Activate the detailed toll download via content update service in you xserver.conf.

core {
     contentupdates {
              content {
                  detailedToll {
                      enabled = true
                      providerNames = [ "here" ]
                      countries = [ ]
                  }
          }
      }
 }

Step 2: Enable the detailed toll calculation in the xserver.conf or in your request.

xroute {
     tollOptions {
     useDetailedToll = true
     }
 }

The detailed toll is released for PTV xServer from version 2.18.  

 

Please be aware that from version 2.22 the parameter useDetailedToll is activated automatically. If you like to use the basic toll you need to set it to false.

Detailed Toll Update for Austria

We activated the updated detailed toll layers for Austria, referenced to

  • PTV Europe-/World City Map Premium 2023.1H/1aH

on our Layer Delivery Server (LDS). Now, it is possible to download the detailed toll layers via Content Update Service (CUS).

Content: New toll rates valid from 1st January, 2023.

 

Using detailed toll on PTV Developer, xServer internet and xServer from version 2.22:

The default toll calculation changed to useDetailedToll = true in the xserver.conf. That means that you get the detailed toll automatically, when requesting toll in the route calculation.

 

Information for xServer from version 2.18 to 2.21:

Step 1: Activate the detailed toll download via content update service in you xserver.conf.

core {
     contentupdates {
              content {
                  detailedToll {
                      enabled = true
                      providerNames = [ "here" ]
                      countries = [ ]
                  }
          }
      }
 }

Step 2: Enable the detailed toll calculation in the xserver.conf or in your request.

xroute {
     tollOptions {
     useDetailedToll = true
     }
 }

The detailed toll is released for PTV xServer from version 2.18.  

 

Please be aware that from version 2.22 the parameter useDetailedToll is activated automatically. If you like to use the basic toll you need to set it to false.

Basic Toll Update Austria

Austria

New toll rates valid from 1st January, 2023. This scenario replaces the previous scenario ‘Austria January 2022’.

 

 

 

 

Concerned maps

PTV Europe City Map Premium 2022.2T: Toll Update version 2022_2T_10 – This toll update was activated for PTV xServer and PTV xServer internet.

PTV Europe City Map Premium 2023.1H/1aH: Toll Update version 2023_1H_8/2023_1aH_8 – This toll update was activated for PTV xServer and PTV xServer internet.

PTV Europe City Map Premium 2023.1T: Toll Update version 2023_1T_5 – This toll update was activated for PTV xServer and PTV xServer internet.

 

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.

If you need further information or support please contact the support team.