MAPSERVICES for route and tour planning

Cloud services to optimize your logistics processes

MAPSERVICES for optimal truck routing and route planning

Geographic services and optimizations for transport logistics – simply from the cloud

The MAPSERVICES provide various geographic information and optimization tools for easy use directly from the cloud for transport logistics, from truck routing and route planning to route optimization. These services can be used from other programs and apps via REST API or via an intuitive web app, as easy as other well-known map service providers. Most free online map services provide functionalities for private use, our software services are specially optimized for logistics – especially for truck routing.

Truck attributes, toll information, truck speed profiles

We start where free map services end. Our maps take truck attributes into account for truck routing or calculate driving times based on specialized truck speed profiles and provide toll information as required for professional truck routing.

How would you like to use the MAPSERVICES for your truck routing?

Complex questions simply answered in the browser

Are you looking for visual support in truck route planning and would like to find potential for optimization, but you only have a small fleet and think that complex tour planning systems are too large or complicated for your needs?

With MAPSERVICES, you can easily carry out your truck routing as a web app in your browser without complicated interface adjustments or training measures.

Fully integrated through the REST API

Do you need professional logistics services that you can easily integrate into your individual application? Would you like to use address validation, truck routing or route optimization directly in your ERP or TMS?

By integrating MAPSERVICES via a secure REST API from the cloud, you get a single view of logistics data across the enterprise and work with consistent values across all systems.

MAPSERVICES demo version

You already know the MAPSERVICES and would like to test them without obligation?

Use of MAPSERVICES directly in the browser

Visualize, calculate and optimize your car and truck routes by clicking on the map or by entering them in the browser. View your daily tours at a glance including truck driving times, distance information with toll information and cost calculation. Use the ready-made truck profile with passage restrictions and adapted speeds and export your resulting truck route planning as Excel sheet.

  • Automatic address completion and correction during input (geocoding)
  • Determination of distance, driving time, toll route, CO2 emission and transport costs
  • Use of fastest, shortest or cost-optimal route as basis for optimization
  • Determination of route planning with truck-specific parameters
  • Display of several tours simultaneously
  • Truck route optimization at the push of a button
  • Direct access possible by entering the URL, e.g. from Excel

MAPSERVICES: route and tour calculation

 

See on the map where your customers are distributed or how your sales territories are located. Calculate key figures for your customer distribution and display the assignment directly on the map, either by entering it in the web app or by entering the URL, for example, using Excel functions.

  • Visualization of areas and addresses in different coloring
  • Determination of metrics based on reference points such as branch or warehouse addresses
  • Identification of regions by merging existing area structures such as postcodes or administrative areas (e.g. cities, counties, etc.)
  • Fast export as Excel sheet
  • Creation of individual areas by drawing on the map

MAPSERVICES: location and area visualization

A complete tour planning software and tour optimization such as PLANTOUR offers you more functionalities than you need. Standard settings are sufficient? You only want to plan sporadically or you only have a small fleet? Use MAPSERVICES for truck route optimization in only three steps:

  1. Upload order data via Excel file and have it located automatically
  2. Upload fleet data via Excel file
  3. Set optimization parameters and get results

Truck route optimization with a web app can be that easy.

  • Simple truck route planning with professional algorithms and functions
  • Fast with Excel upload without additional interface
  • Visual display of the tours directly on the map
  • Consideration of truck attributes
  • Manual post-processing of tours via drag and drop in the map
  • Export of the tours as Excel sheet

MAPSERVICES: tour optimization

Integration of MAPSERVICES via REST API – directly from the cloud

Basic services

Find addresses and Points of Interest (POIs) with house numbers and translate them into geographic coordinates (geocoding) or have the next address delivered to geographic coordinates (reverse geocoding). Search by postal codes, city names or administrative areas and get the geographic data as a processable Geo-JSON.

  • Forward and reverse geocoding in single or batch mode
  • Fuzzy search, automatic error correction and suggestion service during input
  • Outstanding search speed for auto-completion during data entry
  • House number-accurate location and area search
  • Free input of addresses, POIs and areas without rigid address structure
  • Automatic multilingual search, e.g. München (DE), Munich (EN) or Monaco (IT)

Use our logistically optimized map view directly in your application by integrating our tile server, e.g. for truck routing. Via x/y/z addressing 256x256 pixel raster tiles are provided, so that you can integrate them into any mapping framework. Integrate transparently further data sources into our service and talk through us with other free and fee-based map providers such as OSM or Google.

  • Display of map tiles specially optimized for logistics
  • Use of the x/y/z standard to provide 256x256 pixel raster tiles
  • Transparent integration of additional map services

Calculate distances, driving times and routes for cars or trucks, taking into account routing relevant attributes such as length, height, width, weight or dangerous goods information. Determine toll information for the route and use different specifications for route determination. Calculate distances or a complete set of distances and create your own truck routing directly in your application.

  • Simple distance and route calculation based on addresses or coordinates
  • Calculation with predefined car and truck speed profiles
  • Determination of route, distance, driving time and toll information
  • Consideration of routing relevant truck attributes
  • Calculation of the fastest, shortest or most cost-effective route on the basis of kilometre and time costs
  • Point to point determination or complex vector and distance matrices

Extended services

Distribute a set of stops to a vehicle in the optimal sequence or calculate a (partially) given sequence of stops on the time axis to calculate your truck routing. The calculation considers pickup and delivery, pickup and delivery time windows, quantity/weight/volume and many other parameters. Use this service to integrate a complete truck routing or score tour planning directly into your application.

  • Post-calculation and optimization of individual tours
  • Support of pickup and delivery with multiple time windows and multi-depot functionality
  • Consideration of quantity, weight and volume to decide whether you want to commute overloaded or multiple times
  • Inclusion of service and break times in the tour
  • Usage of all distance service functions for routing and individual control of the optimization target

Determine the ecological footprint of your truck routing. Calculate with general vehicle information or concrete tours and payloads to maintain your CO2 emissions and show your customers their contribution to sustainability.

  • Determination of CO2 emissions on a vehicle or tour basis
  • Inclusion of the exact payload of a specific tour
  • Calculation in single or batch mode for complete tour plans

 

Expert services

Make unlimited use of the full functionality of the truck route optimization and receive your cost-optimized route plan. For this purpose, hand over all your deliveries and your heterogeneous fleet to the service.

  • Use of all basic functions of the distance service for vehicle-specific distance matrix determination such as truck attributes or cost-optimal truck routing
  • Benefit from all functions of single route optimization such as pickup and delivery, multiple time windows and service and break times
  • Control of preferences and avoidance strategies via individual restrictions on order, vehicle and vehicle group level
  • Use of up to 128 freely definable restrictions as well as wishes such as two-man crew, fast or side loading vehicles
  • Intelligent order accumulation and rendezvous planning for heavy load

In addition to routing-related services, use the location service to answer various questions regarding the display and optimization of areas. Have complex areas and commuting times determined on the basis of locations, areas and real road kilometres and answer questions such as: From which of your depots can your customers be supplied at optimal costs? What are optimal new depot locations for your customer structure? How do you optimally reallocate your customers in case of location consolidations?

  • Determination of custom territories (customer move-in, sales territories etc.) based on address information or administrative areas (e.g. postcode)
  • Calculation of route-optimal depot locations based on the actual road network
  • Determination of star-KM and commuting times to the customer from given reference points

Furthermore you should know ...

Simply from the PASS Cloud

Simply from the PASS Cloud

You do not need your own infrastructure, only an internet access to use the MAPSERVICES. Communicate with our https-based REST services with JSON objects or our web app.

 

 

Always up-to-date map data

Always up-to-date map data

We make sure that you always work with up-to-date road network data. There are no downtimes for you due to updates of the system or incorrect driving of your vehicles.

Simple licensing model

Simple licensing model

The usage fee is calculated transparently based on the size of your fleet and the services used. Request your calculation without obligation and benefit from our subscription model.

Secure authentication

Secure authentication

Communicate 100% secure over SSL encrypted connections in both the web app and the REST API and use our OAuth2-based authentication with JSON Web Tokens.

Your data is secure

Your data is secure

Use our DSGVO-compliant service in ISO-certified data centers in Germany. Your data will not be stored longer than necessary for the calculation. We work completely without personal data.

 

 

Simple online documentation

Simple online documentation

As a developer, integrate the MAPSERVICES quickly and easily by using the online documentation according to the OpenAPI 3.0 standard and test the API directly in the browser.

Tour planning software instead of web app and cloud services

Do you need a standalone software with a variety of professional settings for your truck route planning? Then find out now about our route planning software PLANTOUR.

 

Michael Bils

PASS Consulting Group

+49 60 21 . 38 81 75 03