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Digital Maps API

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Display geographical data and traffic information on interactive and customizable maps

What are digital maps good for?

Digital rendering – often referred to as digital mapping – is the process of visualizing geographic data on digital maps. While early digital maps contained the same cartographic information as scanned versions of paper maps, the expansion of GPS has added many functionalities to digital maps, like the possibility to include points of interest and other location-based datasets. Digital rendering is a prerequisite for all geographical and logistical functions and crucial for tasks such as vehicle routing and optimization.


Features of Digital Maps API

Configure your map display or use pre-defined map profiles

PTV  Digital Maps API enables you to configure the map display based on your requirements and taste. Would you like to start working with the API immediately without making any modifications? No problem. PTV offers several pre-defined map profiles that are carefully designed to fit most standard use cases as an out-of-the-box-feature.

Why integrate PTV xServer Digital Maps API?


PTV looks back on four decades of experience in the field of digital maps and works closely with leading data and maps providers. Additionally, we have been solving challenges within transportation logistics for international customers for 40 years. We offer highest data quality and level of detail, a large amount of extended content and functionalities, and many options for customisation and individual tailoring of map look and feel. For instance, our map data includes highly detailed and accurate truck-specific information like weight limits for bridges, height restrictions for tunnels and access restrictions for trucks – particularly relevant in urban areas. Our Digital Maps API is a software developer component, available as an easy-to-use and integrable on-premise solution or a cloud-based web service. Due to its standardised interface, the component can be easily integrated into an existing software architecture. Additionally, as developer, you benefit from abundant documentation as well as continuous support.

PTV xServer Software Developer Kit


Geocoding API

Convert addresses to geocoordinates and vice versa with high accuracy to display geographic data on digital maps with the PTV xServer Geocoding API.


Digital Maps API

Display geographic data and traffic information on customised digital maps to enable vehicle routing and optimisation with the PTV xServer Digital Maps API.


Route Planning API

Plan and optimize truck-specific routes considering truck attributes, toll and live traffic information with the PTV xServer Route Planning API.


Toll Calculation API

Calculate exact toll and make sure your vehicles are always on the most economic route available with the PTV xServer Toll Calculation API.


Emissions Calculation API

Calculate and report your fleet’s emissions with the PTV xServer Emissions Calculation API.


Traffic Information API

Use live and historic traffic data to avoid delays and optimise route planning and calculation with the PTV Traffic Information API.


Fleet Planning Optimization API

Plan, schedule and optimize truck routes to ensure the most efficient use of your fleet with the PTV xServer Fleet Planning & Optimisation API.


Fleet Tracking API

Use GPS tracking to locate your fleet in real-time with the PTV xServer Fleet Tracking API. Monitor driver behaviour and progress and ensure drivers, vehicles and cargo are safe.


Geofencing API

Employ geofencing and corridor fencing to prevent theft or removal of vehicles and equipment and keep high-security transports safe with the PTV xServer Geofencing API.


Fleet Service Management API

Increase productivity of sales and field force by planning locations, determining territories and booking visits with PTV xServer Field Service Management API


Load Space Optimization API

Optimize cargo loadings by minimizing free volumes and considering unloading sequence to make trips more efficient with the PTV xServer Load Space Optimisation API.


Business Connector for use with SAP

Integrate the PTV xServer software components into SAP environments such as SAP ERP and SAP TM easily and quickly. Reduce development efforts and realize significant cost savings.

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