Geoconcept with HERE Location Platform routing module
This module from Mapmechanics allows Geoconcept users to harness the capability of the HERE Location Platform to provide advanced routing capabilities anywhere in the world.
This module enables users to draw upon the HERE Location Platform without needing to use a locally stored map, geocoding file or routing graph. This streaming Software as a Service (SaaS) means that business users do not need to separately source and manage their own road network data whilst benefitting from mapping that is continuously being updated and that contains live traffic feeds that can be based on a specific time of day or averages.
The HERE Location Platform is a global web map service which, when using powerful Geoconcept technology, allows users to undertake vehicle routing across international borders without needing separate routing files for each country. Users can choose to route using profiles for cars, trucks, pedestrians or public transport, all within a single application. Logistics managers can use this feature to improve their ETA calculations with live traffic speeds, ensuring better customer service through more reliable, compliant routing (ie. by calculating route plans that take into account route restrictions like length, height, width and weight limits).
- The HERE location platform creates routes that adhere to strict road restrictions, reflecting your vehicles’ type, length, height, and HAZMAT status. For example, HERE would exclude certain hump back bridges when routing for long vehicles and would close off restricted routes if your vehicles are transporting hazardous materials.
Isochrone analysis based on the distances and speed data available via the HERE Location Platform now allows users to visualise the distances that can be driven in a given amount of time when driving with a particular type of vehicle. After choosing a specific location on the map, set the maximum amount of time that you want your vehicles to be able to travel, and Geoconcept can now display a polygon of how far different types of vehicle could cover in that specific amount of time based on the road network. This can feed geographical insights into crucial marketing questions such as “how many customers live within 20 minutes’ drive of one of our stores?”
Matrix functionality using Geoconcept and the HERE Location Platform now enables users to see the distance and the amount of time required to drive between multiple different locations on the map anywhere in the world; the ‘Nearest to’ function also allows users to match customers to their nearest outlet within a certain radius or drive time, enabling you to optimize your operations through efficient territory management, call sequencing and customer segmentation applications
- Road network data is always up to date
- Contains live traffic speed data
- Global routing across country borders
- Routing for cars, trucks, pedestrians and public transport
- Specify the type, length, height, and HAZMAT status of your vehicles for better routing that accounts for road restrictions
- Matrix calculation
- ‘Nearest to’ calculation
- Vehicle routing
- Isochrone calculation