About Isabel Honikel

Senior Technical Product Manager for PTV xServer internet and Developer Components

New Technical Concept – Position Matching versus Locations By Position

In the new version of the documentation of PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API and Map Matching API you find a new technical concept explaining  the difference between Postion Matching and Location By Position end point.

We often get questions which endpoint should be used for which use case. Therfore we like to provide this concept to answer this question in our documentation.

The concept Position Matching versus Locations By Position lines out the basic concept, the features of each end point and the return values.
There is also a suggestion which end point can be used for what use case.

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How to recalulate a driven route and calculate the toll costs?

Do you have a use case, where you need to calculate the toll costs or emmissions for a driven route?

You can calculate toll or emissions for a driven route if you combine the PTV Developer Map Matching API and PTV Developer Routing API

We now offer you a new Technical concept which describes in detail how to establish that! You also can check out our tutorial regardig toll routing.

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New Feature in Area POI Search – Return the result in the preferred language

In the new version of the PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API V1.4.8 you  find a new Feature for the POI / Places Search.

The endpoint searchPlacesByArea enables you to find places in a map view, around a route or in more complex constructs like multiple polygons. 

Now you can use a new request parameter to specify the preferred language for the response. With this new feature the request is returned in you favourite language.

Try out code sample which gives you the possibility to see results out without any effort. The code sample allows you to manipulate the sqare as you wich.
You have also the possibility to select categories to filter your results. And now you also can specify the result language as well!

...
"address": {
"countryName": "United States",
"state": "District of Columbia",
"postalCode": "20005",
"city": "Washington",
"district": "Downtown",
"street": "Vermont Ave NW",
"houseNumber": "1029"
},
"formattedAddress": "Stan's Restaurant - 1029 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005",
"name": "Stan's Restaurant",
...

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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If you got any question do not hesitate to get in contact.

PTV xServer internet – Update on PTV World City Map cluster Here with API Version 2

We would like to inform you that we plan to do maintenance on the PTV World City Map [Here] production clusters with API Version 2.

The clusters will be updated according to the following schedule.

  • July 12th, 2022 Update on xserver2-eu production cluster:
    • New updated PTV World City Map 2022.2H with bug-fix for Strasbourg freeway bypass error (A355)
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.26.1
  • July 13th, 2022 : Update on xserver2-us production cluster:
    • New updated PTV World City Map 2022.2H with bug-fix for Strasbourg freeway bypass error (A355)
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.26.1
  • July 19th, 2021 : Update on xserver2-eu2 production cluster:
    • New updated PTV World City Map 2022.2H with bug-fix for Strasbourg freeway bypass error (A355)
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.26.1
  • No update for xserver2-us2 production cluster and xserver2-au production cluster. Because both bug-fixes for map data and PTV xServer only relevant in Europe.

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

 

Release of Area POI Search

In the new version of the PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API V1.4.0 you  find a new Feature for the POI / Places Search.

The new endpoint is named searchPlacesByArea and enables you to find places in a map view, around a route or in more complex constructs like multiple polygons. 

You can use a GeoJSON string as input. Which enables you to use complex gometries like multi polygons or polygone with hole.

Try out code sample which gives you the possibility to see results out without any effort. The code sample allows you to manipulate the sqare as you wich.
You have also the possibility to select categories to filter your results.

...
"address": {
"countryName": "United States",
"state": "District of Columbia",
"postalCode": "20005",
"city": "Washington",
"district": "Downtown",
"street": "Vermont Ave NW",
"houseNumber": "1029"
},
"formattedAddress": "Stan's Restaurant - 1029 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005",
"name": "Stan's Restaurant",
...

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.

To keep yourself updated about upcoming releases and news you can use the subscribe function on the right hand side.

If you got any question do not hesitate to get in contact.

Update to PTV World City Map Here 2022.2H

PTV Developer APIs have been updated to a new map version. PTV World City Map [Here] 2022.2H is available since May 17, 2022.

The PTV World City Map Premium 2022.2H is based on the following provider versions:

Continent Provider version
Africa 2021.q4
Asia 2021.q4
Australia 211g0
Europe 2021.q4
North America 2021.q3
South Africa 2021.q3

 

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