New: COM-based developer component PTV MapServer 5.4

                       Mapping and routing components for desktop software with new functions

— July 27, 2009 — The new release of PTV MapServer is now available. It provides updated maps with toll tables and environmental zones which are taken into account during the routing process. The tool also includes new features for routing and logistical optimisation methods. The new PTV MapServer is based on COM. It allows users to easily embed digital maps, route calculation or other geo- functionalities.

The PTV MapServer is available for Windows environments. It provides developers with a complete range of functions available to map&guide users. It is therefore the most comprehensive software development kit for geographical and logistical applications currently on the market.

Software developers using the PTV MapServer can embed exactly the digital map functions they need, such as features for importing and administering own addresses, displaying the data on the map, exact geocoding of addresses and POIs, marking individual objects on a map and searching for objects within a specific radius.

Logistical functions, such as pan-European route calculation, including toll charges and the display of GPS vehicle positions on a digital map, can be integrated without problem. Moreover, it is possible to include specific information, such as individual streets or types of streets closed by the user, in the route calculation process (e.g. inner-city streets closed for heavy goods vehicles).

All functions can be integrated via standard interfaces, which means that the user interface remains the same. Software developers can always embed exactly the functions they need. PTV MapServer supports all standard programming languages (C++, Delphi, Visual Basic, .NET, Java) and databases (SQL, Access, Oracle or DB2) required during the import of address data, for example.

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PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG

The PTV Group provides cutting-edge software technology and consulting to enable customers to meet their mobility needs. It helps people plan and manage traffic and transportation, provides them with the latest traffic reports and assists them in optimising their long- term resource allocation. Since 1979, the independent corporate group has been a leading provider of products and solutions for travel, traffic and transportation planning.

Strong international demand has fuelled dynamic growth: PTV currently has over 700 employees worldwide crafting innovative solutions for our customers. The Karlsruhe headquarters acts as a development and innovation centre with tight links to research and educational institutions. Additionally PTV maintains shareholdings and subsidiaries in Germany, Europe and every continent in the world.

In the Traffic Software, Traffic Consulting and Logistics Software business fields, PTV technology forms the foundation of a host of brand-name products and our own leading map&guide and PTV Vision product lines.


Planung Transport Verkehr AG
Stumpfstr. 1
76131 Karlsruhe

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