• Use Bing maps – How to insert satellite imagery

    Downloading Bing map tiles from Microsoft is available for PTV Developer Components. Avoiding misunderstandings only satellite imagery is downloadable in order to combine these map tiles with PTV Maps.

    The document we uploaded to the PTV Components customer area (go to customer area > PTV xServer > documents) describes what to do in order to integrate satellite imagery e.g.…

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  • Ways to integrate a touch-friendly PTV xServer map for the Windows 8 UI

    The “Windows 8 Modern UI” (formerly known as “Metro”) defines a new programming model for apps which supports tablets and other touch devices.

    Accessing xServers from these apps is simple: Just use SOAP with C#/VB or the new JSON API (see blog post of September 2012) with JavaScript to access the xServer functions directly from a Windows 8 app.…

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  • Howto create your own webservice clients for PTV xServers

    Some time ago the PTV xServer development team was asked whether it was possible to create a web service client without our provided java clients and the bundled cxf framework.
    The simple answer is: Yes! Those who would like to take the adventure and try it themselves should read on…

    What you need for this

    The prerequisites for this little sample are the following:

    • A JDK 6, or newer,
    • A Maven2 or Maven3 installation,
    • PTV xRoute Server (the sample runs with xRoute 1.16 but it should work with older versions too)

    Create a Maven project

    First of all we create a new directory and set up a Maven project file named pom.xml

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  • An awesome toy for PTV xTour starters: The new code samples

    Dear customers,

    today I would like to to draw your attention to a rework and extension of our

    Code Sample Browser

    We made a layout change, implementing a navigation menu with the entries sample, code and description at the bottom of the samples’ tabs.…

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  • How to migrate to PTV xTour Server 1.16

    As PTV customer you have access to our migration guide describing how to migrate from PTV xTour Server 1.14 to 1.16 including data structure changes and information concerning the API in detail.

    On the PTV Developer Zone customer area, enter your login data and access the “PTV xServer / Documents” area.…

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  • PTV’s quantum jump – the new PTV xServer Cookbook

    Dear all,

    today, we are proudly announcing the new tutorial for PTV xServer

    PTV xServer Cookbook (direct link or on Developer Zone)

    which should be the entry for any developer. This html manual is divided in following sections:

    • Basic information: General technical documentation, programming topics and miscellaneous.

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