CORNISH, Maine, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SpatialTEQ Inc., publisher of North America's leading business mapping software, today announced an update to MapBusinessOnline.com now to include time support for route management. With this release Map Business Online optimized routing capabilities have been expanded to include time window support, as well as traffic information and obstacle consideration in route generation. These enhancements position Map Business Online as the most effective replacement for Microsoft's MapPoint mapping software. MapPoint was canceled in December of 2014.
Time Window Support
Optimized routing functionality in Map Business Online will now include the ability to set arrival time, departure time and required stay duration for a stop. This new time window functionality will allow dispatch managers, drivers, and traveling sales people to more accurately plan, document and share their driving routes. Route optimization plans with time windows can be imported from pre-formatted third party address datasets including Excel or CSV files. Time estimates will now be included in MBO turn-by-turn direction output. Users will be able to export estimated time durations per stop in addition to total trip time.
Time-based route functionality is user selected by turning on Trip Planning in the MBO Route options window.
Recalculate Routes to Accommodate Route Barriers
Route optimization calculations will now include the ability to define route barriers and generate optimized route detours which will adjust travel estimates accordingly. MBO planners will represent actual barriers to routes, traffic issues or construction, as polygon or rectangle map objects. MBO will recalculate the route based on barrier extent, adjusting the map view and turn-by-turn directions with time estimates.
Calculated route information is now exportable as a data file supporting GPX, ITN, CSV and HTML file formats. Generated route file datasets may also be copied to clipboard for use in third party spreadsheet applications.
Time support for route management will also enable road traffic support for MBO route calculations. Both historic and real-time traffic information is added to optimized route calculations improving route time estimations and providing the opportunity to recalculate routes through areas that are less obstructed by traffic.
About Map Business Online
From the creators of BusinessMAP, www.MapBusinessOnline.com has been providing sales & marketing professionals with affordable and intuitive web-based business mapping software, for Mac and PC users, since 2010. Design, edit, and share maps that reflect your business. Create and manage sales territories that drive accountability into your sales force. Replace discontinued Microsoft MapPoint with MapBusinessOnline. Access optimized multi-stop routes to drive down travel costs. No other map software solves so much for so little.
Contact: Geoffrey Ives Email (800) 425-9035, (207) 939-6866
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