Here we give you an alphabetically sorted overview of the most important technical terms from the world of navigation and of course from the MapTrip world. Our glossary is constantly being expanded and is also available in German.
Connected Traffic is the traffic service in MapTrip. Due to the amount of traffic information used, the traffic situation on the MapTrip servers is taken into account and the route is checked regularly. The MapTrip application must be connected to the server.
ETA stands for Estimated Time of Arrival. When Connected Traffic is used, the ETA is regularly calculated by the MapTrip server, taking into account the current traffic situation and based on statistical traffic information. It is therefore very precise. Without Connected Traffic, the ETA is estimated by the MapTrip app itself based on the types of roads travelled.
The MapTrip Interface (MTI) is an interface for communication between MapTrip and other applications. MTI can be used, for example, to start a destination guidance to an address or to query the ETA calculated by MapTrip for the current destination.
MapTrip Server is the name given to all servers operated by infoware for MapTrip. In detail, these are servers for calculating routes, for processing the traffic situation or for providing constantly updated map material.
A reference route is a route that is not the result of a route calculation, but whose course was defined by a detailed default. Use cases for reference routes can be, for example, that routes calculated by third party systems are to be run in MapTrip. Compared to the via point, a reference route is based on hundreds or thousands of points.
A route is a connection between two points on the map that crosses roads in such a way that it can be driven by a car or truck.
Routing is the method or process of route calculation. With MapTrip we differentiate between routing for cars, trucks or emergency routing in MapTrip 112, for example. When using a reference route or a FollowMe route, however, no routing takes place in MapTrip because the route has been specified externally.
The SDK are the libraries on which the MapTrip application is based. The SDK is created by the core team and delivered to customers as a standalone product.
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A tour consists of several routes which are run immediately one after the other. Each route ends at an intermediate destination where the announcement "Destination reached! The destination guidance to the next waypoint can be started automatically or after interaction with the user.
A via point influences the course of a route. A route can contain numerous via points. Via points are used to influence the course of a route according to your own requirements. The route then runs from the start via the via points to the destination. Passing the via points is unnoticeable for the driver.
The destination guidance is the support of the navigation software for the driver when driving along the route by displaying the map and announcing turn-by-turn directions. The destination guidance starts after entering the destination either by interaction of the driver with the GUI or by command via one of the MapTrip interfaces. The destination guidance ends when the destination is reached.
A tour can contain one or more intermediate destinations. In contrast to the destination, the next destination guidance is directly planned after reaching an intermediate destination.
Reaching the destination terminates the MapTrip destination guidance. The destination is at the end of a tour.
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