Professional navigation is more than just A to B. It is all about the details that make the difference. We have compiled a list of common questions here but feel free to contact us directly. We are always happy to help.

What makes MapTrip different from Google Maps?

MapTrip is a professional navigation system that has been specially designed to meet the needs of professional drivers.

MapTrip features award-winning route calculation that reliably finds the best route through dense traffic. We use traffic data from TomTom and Here. For truck drivers, for example, the size and weight of the truck are taken into account when calculating the route. In addition, MapTrip offers a wide range of settings to adjust the navigation to the needs of other vehicles, such as small manoeuvrable vehicles or large trucks.

Using the API, MapTrip can be quickly and easily connected to other applications, e.g. to integrate the navigation into industry solutions.

Does MapTrip require an internet connection?

No, MapTrip also works offline. However, the full range of functions can only be used with an online connection (e.g. traffic data).

Which operating systems are supported?

The MapTrip application is available for Android, Windows CE/Mobile/PC operating systems. The MapTrip SDK is also available for Android, Windows CE/Mobile/PC, iOS and Linux.

What are the system requirements?

This is different. For Android (from version 4.1) and Google Pixel 1, for example, you need the following memory: main memory approx. 250MB, map data D/A/CH approx. 1GB.

My vehicle symbol is not displayed on the road at the beginning of the destination guidance. What is the reason for this?

It’s not a bug, it’s a feature! At the beginning of the route, the vehicle symbol is displayed at its true position. If you then drive off, the position is displayed on the route. This behaviour has the advantage that it is easier to orientate yourself and find your way to the route if you have started the destination guidance e.g. on a parking lot next to the road. This function can be disabled in settings.ini via the AgilePosition parameter.

How can I change the colors of the map?

The colors in the map are defined in the file color.xml. Here you can make your own settings. Please refer to the corresponding documentation.

How does emergency routing in MapTrip 112 differ from regular routing?

Emergency routing is intended for police and rescue vehicles in use. Within an adjustable radius around the destination (e.g. 500m), turn-by-turn instructions can be ignored in the route calculation. In addition, pedestrian zones, footpaths through parks, closed streets and one-way streets can be used. The latter remain blocked if they are bridges, tunnels or roads with separate lanes.

Can I integrate my own POI categories and POI data?

Yes, you can. You can display your own Points of Interest (POI) in MapTrip on the map and select them via the user interface. Detailed instructions can be found in the documentation “MapTrip POI Import Guide”.

What map data is available for MapTrip?

MapTrip is available with map data from TomTom, Here and OpenStreetMap. Depending on the scenario, one or the other provider may have advantages in the application. We will be happy to advise you here.

Placing map updates on the navigation devices is a huge problem. Is there a solution?

Yes, MapTrip usually accesses our navigation servers in order to start a destination guidance. The map updates are continuously imported there. On the mobile side you can save map data as a backup so that MapTrip can also be used in the “dead zone”. Otherwise you don’t have to worry about map updates anymore.

Is MapTrip a pure online navigation?

Yes and no. MapTrip usually accesses the infoware navigation servers (i.e. when it is online). Only when MapTrip is offline it uses the map data stored on the device.

Which truck restrictions are taken into account?

General truck blockages, blockages according to width/height/weight, blockages according to dangerous goods class.

Is it also possible to show the position of other vehicles during the running time?

No, this option is not yet available. We are working on it.

Is it possible to visualize the status of emptied and non-emptied garbage cans during the running time?

Yes, that is possible. Using the USERPOIs function or dynamic POIs, an external application can place any POIs on the map and display the status of garbage cans, for example.

How much data consumption does MapTrip have with connected traffic?

The data consumption depends on the location (dense road network = high data consumption, thin road network = low data consumption), the settings (update rate) and the driving style.

As a rough guide you can give 70kB/hour (while driving with active destination guidance). Different users have completely different degrees of freedom in terms of data volume. Therefore the data consumption of MapTrip is adjustable. The route calculation with traffic data, current fuel prices or danger points requires an online connection, but this “Connected Traffic” mode can also be switched off. MapTrip can therefore also be operated completely offline.

What is the memory consumption des MapTrip under Android/Windows?

On an Android device, e.g. a Google Pixel 1, about 250MB of RAM are needed.

How big is the application?

Windows (CE, Windows Mobile, PC): about 31 MB (one language without TTS)
TTS data for one language additional approx. 80 MB
Android: 152 MB (one language)
All Platforms: Additional up to 30 MB of temporary data during runtime

What do I do if have special navigation requirements?

MapTrip has numerous special functions for a wide range of applications. If you have special requirements, we will be happy to advise you.

Does MapTrip also work internationally?

Yes, MapTrip can be used worldwide.

Are (real-time) traffic data available?

Yes, if MapTrip is used with an online connection, live traffic information is continuously used to calculate the routes. In addition, the traffic situation with all traffic jams is clearly displayed on the map so that your drivers are always informed.

Is MapTrip an offline navigation?

Yes and no. MapTrip usually accesses the infoware navigation servers (i.e. when it is online). Only when MapTrip is offline does it use the map data stored on the device.

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