PTV xServer internet update – PTV Europe City Map [TomTom] with API Version 1 – new date

We would like to inform you that rescheduled the update on the PTV Europe City Map [TomTom] production cluster with API Version 1.

The new update slot is on September 15th between 10 am and 12 noon UTC+2. The following tasks will be completed in the scope of this maintenance:

  • Operating system change from Windows Server to Ubuntu Linux
  • PTV xServer update to version 1.32.
  • Map update from PTV Europe City Map 2021.1T to PTV Europe City Map 2021.2T

With the last update some of the customers had problems after the switch. Therefor we kindly ask you to please test your application on the provided test system and report any problem immediately.

  • Please have in mind that map updates imply recalculation of distance matrices.
  • Please have in mind that we don´t guarantee the stability of our IP addresses, so please only use the URLs to address our service.
  • If you use the profile snippet with PTV xRoute server, you may have a look at this blog post regarding the reported issues.

PTV xServer internet technical information – Reported issues for PTV Europe City Map [TomTom] with API Version 1

On September 1st 2021 we did the update on the PTV Europe City Map [TomTom] with API Version 1. After the switch to production some customers had problems.

Here are the issues reported and the corresponding solution:

  • There was a report that a customer could no longer connect to the service. After an analysis we found out that he used the IP address instead of URL.
    Please have in mind that we don´t guarantee the stability of our IP addresses, so please only use the URLs to address our service.

  • There was an issue with an error of dataCompatibilityVersion does not match.
    After the analysis of the issue we found out that the error message was misleading. Instead of data compatibility it is a profile schema validation error.

    In our documentation we note that the schema validation for the profile snippet should only be used for development or debugging issues, because of the performance. It is not meant for productive usage, nevertheless it should work like intended.

    Do not use http://localhost:500×0 as schema url since this internal url might or will not work. We documented in our manual that we support the following notation for the schema location:

    <Profile xmlns:xsi=http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation=

      "../../schema/XRouteProfile.xsd">

      <Common language="de" coordinateFormat="PTV_GEODECIMAL" majorVersion="1" minorVersion="0"/>

    </Profile>

    What also works is the notation like specified in our RawRequestRunner samples:

    <Profile xmlns:xsi='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance' xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation=\http:///xroute/schema/XRouteProfile.xsd\>   

    We see that is a minor change if you used that differently before. Nevertheless, this is the documented and supported way and should be used accordingly.

 

We kindly ask you to please always test your application on the provided test system and report any problem immediately.

Detailed Toll Update for North America package 5

We activated the updated detailed toll layers for Colorado and Pennsylvania, referenced to

                   PTV North America / World City Map Premium 2021.2H,

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

 

Using detailed toll on 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
     }
 }

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.

PTV xServer internet update – PTV World City Map Cluster with API Version 2

We would like to inform you that we plan to perform maintenance on the PTV xServer 2 clusters with PTV World City Map [Here].

 

The clusters will be updated according to the following schedule.

  • September 14th 2021 Update on xserver2-eu production cluster:
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.24
  • September 13th 2021 : Update on xserver2-us production cluster:
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.24
  • September 21th 2021 : Update on xserver2-eu2 production cluster:
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.24
  • September 22th 2021 : Update on xserver2-us2 production cluster:
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.24
  • September 27th 2021 : Update on xserver2-au production cluster:
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.24

The test system xserver2-eu-test is updated already, please test your application during the test phase and report any faults immediately.

PTV xServer 2.24 released

The new PTV xServer API Version 2.24 is available for download. For the full list of features and improvements you can check the corresponding release notes here.
The  test system of PTV xServer internet is updated already. For more information about production updates see the schedule below.

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.24:

  • xLoad:
    • Support for improved handling of overhang bins (experimental).
  • xTour:
    • Support for additional tour restrictions of all tours (maximum number of stops and maximum distance within a tour).
  • xTour:
    • Support for additional tour restrictions per vehicle (maximum travel time, maximum driving time and maximum distance within a tour).

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Customer Area at the Developer Zone. http://xserver.ptvgroup.com/de/nc/developer-zone/customer-area/ (login and license required)

For cloud solutions we provide a test and production system based on this release. The PTV World City Map test cluster contains the PTV xServer API version 2.24 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

The production system of PTV xServer internet will be updated updated following this schedule:

  • 14.09.21: Productive system hosted in Europe
  • 15.09.21: Productive system hosted in US
  • 27.09.21: Productive system hosted in Australia

Check the Cluster Overview page to get more information about existing PTV xServer internet deployments.

PTV xServer internet update – PTV Europe City Map [TomTom] with API Version 1 – rescheduled

We would like to inform you that we rescheduled the maintenance on the PTV Europe City Map [TomTom] production cluster with API Version 1 to September, 1st 2021.

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

  • Operating system change from Windows Server to Ubuntu Linux
  • PTV xServer update to version 1.32.
  • Map update from PTV Europe City Map 2021.1T to PTV Europe City Map 2021.2T

Please test your application on the updated test and integration system and report any problem immediately. Please have in mind that map updates imply recalculation of distance matrices.