Delivery Service is an application which enables to build an optimal route for passing the targeted points considering their geographical position and desired time of visit. The application could be useful for courier service companies and alike.
Address of delivery and desired delivery time frame as well as different parameters for the route laying should be indicated in the left panel. You can hide it clicking on the arrow shaped button directed to the left.
The map occupies most of the interface. Chosen check points are shown on the map during the route adjustment, and finally the whole built route is shown on the map, too. You can choose either Gurtam Maps or OpenStreetMap layer for the map (layer switcher is situated in the upper right corner). You can drag the map using left mouse button and also zoom it in or out using the mouse scroll or +/- buttons situated in the upper left corner of the map.
Bottom panel could be useful after building the route. It contains detailed information concerning the route as well as the buttons for printing and saving it.
Before adding an address it is necessary to indicate routing and address provider (Gurtam/Yandex). Therefore, either address defining or route calculation is carried out using the chosen cartographical service.
Address could be indicated using a keyboard or by double clicking on the map. Available geofences created in the main interface of the tracking system can also be used as addresses. Blue markers on the map stand for the newly added addresses.
A desired day and delivery time frame can be indicated for any check point. Moreover, assumed duration of staying in the check point could be indicated as well. These data are important for the further laying of the route and its optimization. Check points can be renamed.
Maximum number of addresses to be added is 50. You can change their sequence by dragging them up or down in the list. To delete an address from the list, click on the cross opposite it.
Indicate an assumed average speed. This will help the program to make optimal calculations.
Flags ‘Lock first address’, ‘Lock last address’ are necessary to be indicated in the case if one or another check point should be the first/the last point in the list of destinations. For example, we know for sure that the starting point for the courier is the office building, afterwards he is going to visit several delivery addresses, and finally he should park the car in the parking lot. In this case the office address should be indicated first and the parking place — last. Then these points should be locked. You can lock either first or last points, if necessary.
If ‘Stick to schedule flag’ is activated, then delivery interval as well as duration of stay in a check point will be taken into consideration during calculations. If there is a failure to the route according to the parameters indicated, it is necessary to take away the flag and try it over again.
‘Snap to roads flag’ could be helpful if a delivery is made by vehicle. In this case such factors as roads availability, driving direction and so on are taken into account. If ‘Snap to roads’ flag is not checked, then the distance between the points is calculated for a straight line.
After all the parameters are set, click ‘Calculate’ button. Calculation on the basis of the indicated parameters will be made.
After the route has been calculated it is displayed on the map, and a detailed information (table with an order and visiting time of all the check points as well as distance between every point) appears in the bottom panel. If you click on the address in the table, the map will be centered on the corresponding check point.
You can print the table and save the route in Wialon for the further usage.
You can add or delete check points at any time as well as change parameters for a route laying, and make another calculation on the basis of new data.