The trip planning tools in Maptitude identify optimal routes for travel and deliveries, calculate the distances between destinations, and produce driving directions.
Several key features of Maptitude include:
When a trip involves many different stops, Maptitude helps you decide the best order to visit them. Most importantly, Maptitude lets you choose what type of route you want:
The best route can mean different things to different people. Often the best route is the one that is the fastest, while others prefer the path that is shortest in terms of mileage, or a trip that maximizes use of highways, or avoids population centers:
Maptitude can meet all these demands and uses an accurate and up-to-date street database. You can also find routes on railroads and waterways. Maptitude handles one-way streets, and supports display of these on the map.
You can easily get started planning your route by simply clicking in a map on all the places you want to visit. You can also locate stops by typing an address, or automatically by using addresses in an Excel spreadsheet or in any other table or database. If you have a point layer of your customers, you could select the customers you want to visit and then have Maptitude determine the best route to use to visit them.
There are also additional best route tools that allow you to:
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“Caliper produces the inexpensive Maptitude desktop GIS package which has extensive GIS-Transportation functionality.”
Professor Nigel M. Waters
George Mason University