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 the Maptitude delivery route planner 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:
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The best route can mean different things to different people. Often the efficient 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 is the best routing software for meeting all of the demands listed above, and uses an accurate and up-to-date street database. Maptitude routing and scheduling software 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 multiple 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:
Video tutorial: Using the Maptitude route mapping software