Sometimes getting from point A to point B just isn’t enough. Sometimes there are points C-Z to factor into consideration and if that’s the case then odds are you need to know how long it’s going to take to get there too. Enter ThinkGeo’s Routing Cost Matrix API. This latest addition to our ThinkGeo Cloud arsenal introduces a simple service that calculates the time and/or distance between several waypoints. Continue reading
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“We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there” ; an excerpt from Jerry Reed’s classic record “Eastbound and Down”. Within those lyrics resides a deeper story of managing time and distance across the roads of America. There were no data hubs in Jerry’s days of trucking/fleet management. There were no ways of saving time beyond those that could be thought up on a whim.
The infrastructure now is much different of course. Continue reading
Anyone who has worked front desk at a hotel is aware of a daily task that requires the contacting of local competitors to ask them what price they are selling rooms at so that your hotel can set their rates accordingly. This is how data acquisition on the front-lines of the hospitality industry works; and several other industries for that matter. This is one of thousands of everyday tasks that ThinkGeo’s Service Area API can help with. Continue reading
ThinkGeo’s next addition to its robust cloud offering is ThinkGeo Routing, and it’s already here! Not only can you now get driving routes and turn-by-turn directions from our cloud, we also added a Service Area utility to help you manage business logistics using spatial analysis.
Cloud customers and evaluators are now able to enter in start/end coordinates and receive the shortest driving route back to them. In addition, our ThinkGeo Cloud Routing service supports routing through up to 25 waypoints if you need to find the best route between a list of locations. Continue reading
With a major .NET evolution around the corner; ThinkGeo is primed to make the most of the latest environment enhancements. Our library of SDKs are being re-written to take advantage of the technological climate ahead of us, and will support .NET Core 3.0 natively when the new version of Microsoft’s development framework launches in the fall. ThinkGeo Cloud uses our SDKs as its main engine, which means that our Cloud services will be more performant, more responsive and more memory-efficient.
Our Cloud offering keeps strengthening, and in line with that notion we aim to add some of our most asked-about features as well as some completely new and innovative services to ThinkGeo Cloud over the course of 2019. Continue reading
One of the most commonly used routing algorithms is Dijkstra’s algorithm. Dijkstra’s algorithm finds the shortest path between two nodes by building a shortest-path tree, and stopping once the destination node has been reached. Normally in routing applications, Dijkstra’s algorithm is used to find the shortest route between 2 locations. This is the case with Map Suite Routing’s built-in Dijkstra routing algorithm. However, there may be instances where you may want to find the shortest path from a single source node to several destination nodes. Continue reading
The Map Suite Routing Extension allows you to add intelligence to your GIS app by adding route mapping and driving direction functionality. It supports many common routing scenarios as previously described here. A common scenario is the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) which allows you to generate the optimal sequence for visiting multiple locations.
The TSP scenario was always supported by Map Suite Routing Extension; however, improvements have been made to the algorithm which allows developers to work with more stops and more accurate results than before. Continue reading