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Map Suite Routing FAQ All Questions

How is the Map Suite Routing Extension Licensed?

The Map Suite Routing Extension is licensed on a per developer and per production server basis. If you are deploying your routing solution inside a desktop application then all deployment is royalty-free and all that is needed is a developer license. However, if your routing solution is utilizing a Web or centralized server, additional production server licenses are required.

What type of data can I use with the Map Suite Routing Extension?

The Map Suite Routing extension can be used with virtually any type of dataset. By utilizing the flexible feature source support inside of Map Suite, you can easily read ShapeFile data, SQL Server 2008 data and Oracle Spatial data, just to name a few examples. Additionally, with Map Suite's extensible framework, you can even build support for your own proprietary formats.

How does the Map Suite Routing Extension integrate in with the other Map Suite products?

The Map Suite Routing Extension provides a routing layer class that will allow you to easily add and display routes on your map using any of the Map Suite 3.x editions (Desktop, Web, Silverlight or Services).

What types of scenarios is the Map Suite Routing plug-in commonly used for?

The Map Suite Routing Extension was built for doing routing within a localized area such as your metro area, county or city. However, with the flexible API that the Map Suite Routing Extension offers, you are free to implement a routing solution that meets your specific needs.

How can I show one-way streets arrows on my roads?

This question has a corresponding sample application(s) associated with it.

Sample:Displaying One-Way Streets

In the Discussion Forum Post “Drawing one-way streets in the map”, we have a question on how to display an arrow on a street that is one way as Google Map does. In this project, we show the solution by creating a LineStyle specifically for that purpose. We take the shapefile “AustinWithOneWayRoad.shp” from the sample app “Route On One-Way Roads” of Map Suite Routing Extension to display the arrow according to the traffic direction on the one-way streets

How do I create a custom style to display routes?

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Sample:Routing Styles

The API for the Routing extension product provides a class RoutingLayer. RoutingLayer is basically a convenient layer to have the features for routing being displayed in a default way. You can add the start, end point, the routes and it is going to display that nicely for you without much work on your side. While this is convenient, you may be in the situation when you want more control on the styles and have the whole flexibility that an InMemoryFeatureLayer gives you. In this project, we show how to display in InMemoryFeaturesLayers the start and end points, as well as the resulting route using the full power of InMemoryFeatureLayer such as zoom levels and custom styles.

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