Inefficient driving routes between multiple waypoints waste time, money, and wear on people’s patience. Beginning today, Bing Maps Partner, OnTerra has set out to help reduce the stress and wasted time caused by inefficient driving routes with the launch of “RouteSavvy”. With this route optimization service from OnTerra, people can enter up to 100 addresses and receive the optimal route between their destinations.
If you are working as a messenger or you are in a delivery or service industry where you have to go to far more than Bing's API limit of 25 of locations throughout the day, RouteSavvy is for you! Whether you are going five or fifty places, OnTerra's Route Planning services are useful & unique and will get you from point A to Z in the shortest amount of time possible.
How it Works
The first step is to add destinations on the map. “RouteSavvy” makes it easy to quickly add a few or 100 destinations – Drag-n-drop your location data (addresses) onto the RouteSavvy Welcome Window. Next let RouteSavvy automatically build & optimize the route or routes and finally Export the data to your drivers smartphone or tablet, or provide a print-out.
Once your destinations are added, you select if you want a round trip, a one-way route by defining a beginning and end location, or one-way with the start/end destination optimized (based on shortest distance or time). You may also select whether to optimize for shortest distance, shortest time, or shortest time considering current traffic conditions. This begs the question “when would one never want to consider traffic?” If you are planning on using a route multiple times, you will have different routing preferences depending on the time of day, and we all know how traffic can vary.
After you generate the optimal route, you’re taken to the results as is shown above.
Great for Consumers and Small Businesses Alike
I’m excited about the value this map app can bring to small businesses. General users likely have between three and ten destinations when they plan trips that could benefit from route optimization. The value of this tool for business use is amplified when businesses may have 25 or more destinations to reach in a day. Other services only allow up to 25 waypoints – considering the OnTerra RouteSavvy can handle up to 500, we feel that it will be a strong choice for businesses who need great route optimization for lots of destinations. Realtors who have multiple showings in a day, any business that does deliveries, shuttle services, technicians, and florists – just a few examples – will find this to be a great tool to make their lives easier with “RouteSavvy”.
To find out more about OnTerra and other Microsoft Maps partners that can help you integrate Bing Maps features into your applications, check out Microsoft Mapping Software Partners | Bing Maps (microsoft.com)