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RouteFinder™

Network Analysis System for MapInfo® Professional™

Example of results from RouteFinder analysis Example of results from RouteFinder analysis

RouteFinder™ allows MapInfo® users to solve complex routing related tasks quickly and easily.

Here is a quick summary of the new exciting features in this latest version of RouteFinder:

Dynamic Segmentation
Now the dynamic segmentation options can be used in Batch Route, Nearest N Centres and Travelling Salesman optimizations.

Nearest N Centres
This function will find the nearest N number of points from a selected start point or points. A very quick function that will use distance or time.

Multiple Speed Files
More than one speed file can be created, so that it is now very easy to switch between peak and off peak road speed or even walking speeds!

Route Pairs
This will use two tables and then generate a route from row 1 of first table to row 1 of the second table and so on.

Smoothing Isochrone
Although there are some limitations of this option, it can present some nicer looking isochrones rather than the spiky polygons produced by previous versions of RouteFinder.

Extended Data Check
This will check for object errors at network creation time and then present a report on possible errors with the network that may need further investigation.

Drive Time Accuracy
Drive Time polygons can now use dynamic node adding to produce even more accurate isochrones.

Updating a Point File with Time and Distance
It is now very easy to attach a time and distance to a point data set. This might be used to see how far pupils are from a school.

Unlimited Centres
You are no longer limited to a number of points for most batch functions in the Professional version. In the Standard version the limit has been raised for most functions.

Professional Version only:

Node-Link Check
You can now check that the links break at the nodes to make a topological network.

Overpass Detection
This function will check for links that intersect each other without a node being present. This may indicate errors in topology.

With RouteFinder™ you will be able to:

* Calculate the route from one point to another, with any number of via points

* Use dynamic segmentation in the routing

* Create isochrones from one or more points at a time (for analysis of location of facilities)

* Create distance tables

* Calculate the best order to visit a number of customers

* Get route descriptions

* Temporarily close or slow down roads

* Work with very big networks

* Identify topological problems in road networks

Please see the feature matrix below for a full description.

Professional Version

Dynamic Closing of links

Dynamic Slowing of links

Larger networks (16 Million Links)


More Centres for:

Travelling Salesman

Multicentred Isochrones



RouteFinder™ Fact Sheet

Link Limit

Free/demo

3,000

Standard

500,000

Professional

16 Million

Shortest / quickest path - click

X

X

X

Via points - click

X

X

X

Dynamic Segmentation

 

X

X

Isochrones - link based

 

X

X

Isochrones - polygon based

 

X

X

Travelling Salesman Algorithm - Point and Click

 

4-50 nodes

4-3000 nodes

Select from gazetteer - i.e. towns - Routing

 

X

X

Allow Travelling Salesman by selecting from gazetteer

 

X

X

Batch route

 

X

X

Batch Polygons

 

X

X

Multi centre Isochrones - link based

 

1-50 centres

1-3000 centres

Nearest Centre

 

X

X

Route descriptions

 

X

X

Dynamic cut-offs

   

X

Cul-de-sac detection

   

X

Parallel link detection

   

X

Subnet detection

   

X

Join links

   

X

Display Nodes

   

X

The Professional Edition has functionality usually only found in high end GIS systems.

RouteFinder™ does not support RDBMS tables and certain functions are not available in read-only tables (Excel, ASCII etc.)


System requirements

RouteFinder™ is running on any 32-bit Windows® version and requires MapInfo® 4.1 or newer.

Users 1 MB hard disk space (excluding sample data).

Memory requirements depend on the size of your road data: 100,000 links equals approximately 4 MB RAM.

ITN CONVERTER

ITN is the street network layer from Ordnance Survey's Mastermap product for the UK.

RouteWare has developed a converter that makes most of the information from this dataset easily available to all of RouteWare's routing products.

The converter is free of charge and can be downloaded from the download page.

NOTE: It is not a full replacement for any of the commercially available solutions.

You may still need one of these if you need access to some of the more advanced attributes of ITN.

Notes

RouteWare® also have available an SDK with free runtime distribution**.

To obtain the free / demo version visit www.routeware.co.uk to download the software.

ActiveX™ Control now available!

** Free runtime distribution is allowed as long as the create network function is not exposed. Uses would have to distribute a ready compiled network with any application developed. See www.routeware.co.uk for further information.

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