Changelog

This file documents all notable changes to the MapAnything API Platform.

Minor Update — v1.6.0 — 2019-08-14

Added

  • Published a "coverage status" map per country based on random matrix and routing tests
  • Added a strict, finite request/response data retention policy of maximum 90 days

Changed

  • Improved driving directions for mainland China
  • Fixed bug related to floating breaks some times not being honored
  • Improved handling of null values in request and updated to a meaningful error message.

Minor Update — v1.5.0 — 2019-06-18

Added

  • Routing optimization requests can now contain multiple vehicles of type: "truck" each with different parameters, e.g., height, weight, volume_capacity, etc. The routes for each truck are guaranteed to be compliant for that truck’s parameters.
  • Standardized the expression of driving directions and polylines across all regions, including China and Japan.
  • Verbose driving directions included for all routing responses.

Patch Update — v1.4.2 — 2019-05-07

Added

  • Addition of a work_speed parameter to the shift object which controls the speed of work at an order. This parameter helps account for historical variations of technicians work speed versus the baseline duration one expects to complete an order.

    The default value is one (1). When set to a value other than 1, the duration at any order_id serviced during the shift is longer/shorter than the stated duration of the order. For example, "work speed": 1.2 results in the order taking 20% longer to complete.

  • Additional info incorporated into the response for problems involving drop-offs. Each stop in the route object’s stops array now includes an array of order_ids_dropped_off.

  • New constraints to handle appointments:

  • New constraints for problems involving drop-offs:

Changed

  • Minor bugfixes in lesser used constraints involving journey time
  • In visit_gap constraint, time intervals expressed via seconds as well as days by using min_seconds and max_seconds to express desired visit spacing. Previously allowed only min_days and max_days.

Patch Update — v1.4.1 — 2019-04-23

Added

  • Documentation for existing constraints shown in examples but not explicitly noted in technical documentation.

Removed

  • Removed num_visits constraint since it is redundant with the visit_range constraint.

Minor Update — v1.4.0 — 2019-03-28

Added

  • New Max_Commute constraint added to handle first and last legs of routes
  • Optional rounding_minutes added to the round start of service events to nearest k minutes
  • For matrix calls with no path between source/end locations, added count and warning message to response

Changed

  • Updated worldwide map with latest street network and traffic data
  • A more cost-effective and efficient method of traffic window interpolation and storage
  • Improved error checking for errors in input requests (e.g., empty orders, invalid parameters)
  • Improved handling of complex pickup/delivery/-drop-off/replenishment problems
  • Improved handling of truck routing with changes to underlying map service
  • For cases of non-obvious input in routing JSON, changed HTTP return code from 409 to 422
  • Bug fixed in output JSON for items_delivered and items_picked up in pickup/delivery problems

Patch Update — v1.3.1 — 2019-03-11

Changed

  • Enforce the requirement that all vehicles with type truck have identical dimensions. Previously, the routing endpoint in the Optimization API accepted mixed dimension fleets; Now, the routing endpoint in the Optimization API responds with an error.

Minor Update — v1.3.0 — 2019-03-01

Added

  • Enforce requirement that all vehicles in a problem be the same type vehicle, i.e., do not allow the mixed fleet problem.
  • Submitting a request with an empty vehicle array now results in an error response.

Changed

  • Updated the behavior of the Visit Sequence constraint.
  • Solutions are now deterministic for repeatable behavior.

Minor Update — v1.2.0 — 2019-02-01

Added

  • Forced route structures are now supported

Minor Update — v1.1.0 — 2019-01-01

Added

  • A constraint for limiting distance traveled from a home location.
  • A constraint for handling orders at the same physical location, e.g., apartment buildings.
  • Handling of hard, soft, and floating breaks.
  • A constraint for handling orders at the same physical location, e.g., apartment buildings.
  • Handling of hard, soft, and floating breaks.

Major Update — v1.0.0 — 2018-04-09

Added

  • Initial major release of all functionality.