PTV Australia City Map 2016 map-setup released


As of now the map/map-setup PTV Australia City Map 2016 (HERE 2016.Q2) is released for the following products:

  • PTV xServer
  • PTV Mapserver
  • PTV Smartour 2016.2


  • aus-ot  (Australia other territories) is split into 3 countries:
      • cck: Cocos (Keeling) Islands
      • cxr: Christmas Islands
      • nfk: Norfolk Island

Available contentfeaturelayer

  • POIs (xServer)
  • POIs (Mapserver)
  • Truck Attributes
  • Time Zones Feature Layer
  • Traffic Patterns Feature Layer
  • Preferred Routes Feature Layer
  • Truck Attributes Feature Layer

The Feature Layer content is included in the map-setup by default. You can get the other contents separately (e.g. via Product Management, Dev-Zone or product-setup).
Find general information about our PTV Maps and content here.

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


Driver Regulations for Australia

Lenk-und-RuhezeitenThrough the PTV xServer 1.20.1 Release, driving and rest times according to the Australian law are now available in PTV xRoute Server. Trips can now be planned with these time restrictions, providing the most realistic estimated time of arrival

Australian law

The laws apply to trucks with a weight of over 12 tonnes and to buses with more than 12 seats, including the driver. There are three options for maximum work time and minimum rest time to choose:

  • Standard Hours: Basic work and rest time limits
  • Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) : More flexible work hours linked to accreditation
  • Advanced Fatigue Management: Individual work hours linked to accreditation

But only Standard Hours and BFM are practically used. And because of the fact that these both options only differentiate after one week and our TimeCalculator for Australia counts weekly, there is no difference in the implementation and therefore only Standard Hours are used in the PTV xRoute Server. But in general that doesn’t cause any influence.

Standard Hours


Standard Hours set out maximum work and minimum rest time. The whole driving time and any other task related to the operation of a heavy vehicle belong to work time. Everything else is counted as rest time. The time is always counted as 15 minutes intervals.

Time restrictions:

Any period of this duration Should not exceed this working period But contain at least this many Rests of this duration
5,5 h 5,25 h 1 0,25 h
8 h 7,5 h 2 0,25 h
11 h 10 h 4 0,25 h
24 h 12 h 1 7 h
168 h (7 d) 72 h 1 24 h
336 h (14 d) 144 h 4x „night rest breaks“, with 2x on following days

Differences to Europe

There are already Driver Regulations for Europe in the PTV xTour Server available and the implementation for Australia is based on the implementation for Europe. There are only differences because of the different laws according to the Driver Regulations. Without going into details, there are for example different regulations according to the maximum of daily and weekly working periods and the frequency of breaks they have to take.

Driver Regulations can be set with the method calculateAdvancedTour in regulations of the TourOptions and If you want to test the driver regulations I recommend you our Code Sample Browser.

ALC Forum 2015 “Delivering for Australia”

PTV Group is looking forward to participating in the ALC Forum 2015 on 10-12 March in Melbourne.

We recognise the significance of the Logistics industry to the Australian economy, and as a provider of logistics software solutions are pleased we can assist the industry to increase efficiency, reduce cost and improve customer service. The impact of these solutions is significant: an increase in Logistics total factor productivity of 1% could increase the GDP by $2 billion(1).


Joost Bekker, Business Development Director at PTV Asia Pacific

Joost Bekkerwill be participating in the ALC Forum. He is available to discuss the specific benefits logistic software solutions can deliver to your company and industry.

Please e-mail us on and we will contact you to arrange to meet during the ALC Forum.




(1)The Economic Significance of the Australian Logistics Industry (Australian Logistics Council – ACIL ALLEN Consulting 2014)

Elevation for routes in North America and Australia

HoeheninformationSince version 1.18 the PTV xRoute Server is able to provide the height information for each segment in Europe. This information is of value for diverse use cases on client side e.g. plot an elevation profile along a calculated route or define different prices for serving customers high in the mountains. Now there is also the height data in North America and Australia available.

ElevationNamFrom 2015 on the height data will be included in the map setup. To start instantly with the latest maps from 2014 or even older ones, we provide the height data separately at the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone (login is required). Please note that there is no extra license required.

And now it is time for the “small print” information of this topic 😉

  • For using the height data in North America and Australia the PTV xRoute Server 1.18.1 or later is required.
  • In North America the height data is only available until 60 degrees north. As this is the southern boundary of Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Canada, these areas are not included.
  • In case of a very uneven landscape it is possible that the height information is too blurry on some segments. We recommend to smooth the elevation profile on client side.

PTV xServer update and new feature layers

PTV_xServer_1.18_100x100pxThere is now the new version of the PTV xServer released. Besides some bug fixes our focus was on improving the rendering of the feature layers. For further information please check the release notes. You can download the latest PTV xServer from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone (login is required).

Map-LogoSuitable for the new version we also released for the first time European feature layers and updated the Australian feature layers. All of the new feature layers are prepared for routing and rendering:

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.1N und 2014.2H
    Time Zones FL, Traffic Patterns FL, Preferred Routes FL, Truck Restriction Zones FL
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.1T und 2014.2T
    Time Zones FL, Traffic Patterns FL, Truck Restriction Zones FL
  • PTV Australia City Map 2014
    Time Zones FL, Traffic Patterns FL, Preferred Routes FL

As this content is not included in the map, we deliver it separately. The feature layers are now available for download. Please note that a new licence file is recommended when updating from former PTV xServer versions in order to use them.

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

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Experience PTV xServer live

After the successful webinars in August, PTV Group is organising another webinar in December. Learn about the PTV components from the comfort of your own desk! We will show you the highlights in a compact, free-of-charge webinar session, no need to install special software. Register for our webinar now and secure your place on one of the following dates:

Thursday 12 December at 4-5 pm (AEDT) / 6-7 pm (NZDT)


  1. What are PTV xServers?
  2. Where/how can you use PTV xServers?
  3. Overview of typical use cases:
    1. Track & Trace solutions
    2. CRM tools
    3. Field Service Engineer Solutions
    4. Vehicle scheduling & optimisation

    Get more information or register directly for the webinar.

Webinar: Experience PTV xServer live