Interactive map applications with PTV xServer .NET

PTV xServer .NET is an SDK which adds xServer functionality to .NET PTV_Mapserverclient applications. The new version of the PTV xServer .NET SDK 1.3 comes along with additional controls, improved Visual Studio integration and enhanced demo use cases.

Highlights of the SDK update 1.3:

  • PTV xServer .NET is ready for PTV xServer Internet: The map controls can now access PTV xServer Internet, which is provided via Azure currently.
  • A new layer with the HERE Satellite View
  • Also WPF Map controls can be included in the toolbox of Visual Studio
  • Extensions of the PTV xServer .NET Demo Center which illustrate PTV xServer use cases: Tour planning scenarios, drag & drop routing, enhanced selection mechanism for geographical objects, extension of the shape layer including complex WPF controls

For a first glance start our Demo Center and test the new use cases:


The PTV xServer .NET Demo Center is part of a full-featured SDK which provides the Demo Center’s source along with other components and samples. More information on PTV xServer .NET can be found here.

A test version of the SDK is available for download via DevZone. Please notice that you have to register online via PTV Support form to achieve access to PTV’s customer area.

Howto create your own webservice clients for PTV xServers


Some time ago the PTV xServer development team was asked whether it was possible to create a web service client without our provided java clients and the bundled cxf framework.
The simple answer is: Yes! Those who would like to take the adventure and try it themselves should read on…

What you need for this

The prerequisites for this little sample are the following:

  • A JDK 6, or newer,
  • A Maven2 or Maven3 installation,
  • PTV xRoute Server (the sample runs with xRoute 1.16 but it should work with older versions too)

Create a Maven project

First of all we create a new directory and set up a Maven project file named pom.xmlRead more

Next Updated test client available

Today we updated the PTV xRoute test client on PTV Developer Zone.

The updated test client demonstrates international toll calculation. The free download is available for customer of PTV xServer. Please visit PTV xServer customer area, log in and go to PTV xServer Test Clients page.

You aren’t customer yet? Test & discover PTV xServer in a live environment or order your free test version.

The completely new way of discovering PTV xServers


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[Edit: 27.9.2012: Updated JSON API blog article]

(The following article refers to the Code Sample Browser on the 
Developer Zone website and was provided by Matthias David, developer 
Logistics Components Server. Thank you!)



With the code sample browser, PTV has created a new way of discovering PTV xServers.… Read more