The GetTravelDirections web tool can be used to get travel directions based on a start and end point. It also allows you to include waypoints and customise the travel actions. To use the GetTravelDirections tool, you must first configure its properties. In the following sections, we will show you how to configure its properties, obtain travel directions based on a start point and an end point, and customize travel actions.
Configuring the properties of the GetTravelDirections web tool
The GetTravelDirections tool generates travel directions for a given travel mode or set of points. The output is a line feature class with text describing the directions. The output feature class table is displayed below. The columns are Time, Distance, ElapsedTime, and DriveDistance. Each column indicates a time or distance impedance.
Obtaining travel directions based on a start point and an end point
If you want to use Google Maps to obtain travel directions, you can enter a start point and an end point on the map. It will then display turn by turn directions along with the estimated time and distance between those points. You can add more than one stop in your directions. However, Google Maps will not take these stops into account if you have more than 10 stops.
Mapbox provides various directions related services including the Directions API, Mapbox Matrix API, Mapbox Optimization API, and Mapbox Directions API. These services enable you to get the exact route and distance between any two points, and you can use them to optimize your trips.
Rand McNally is known for its maps. The Roadtrip planner tool on their website allows you to enter the start point and the end point, and the website will display the distance, estimated time, and estimated fuel costs. The program also allows you to add specific stops and places to visit along the way.
Google Maps is also an excellent tool for navigating public transportation. Its route planner will allow you to find the quickest and most scenic route. The directions are comprehensive, and Google Maps will also notify you of points of interest or traffic incidents as you travel.
Waypoints are predetermined geographical locations that can be used as reference points for navigation. They are often named and associated with latitude and longitude coordinates, and they can be either a fixed point on the ground or a reference on a chart. Waypoints are useful for navigating, and many GPS systems include them in their travel directions.
Waypoints are often more useful if you’re using a map to follow the directions. They’re also useful when traveling by car. For example, waypoints for campgrounds might be displayed along a driving route. Advertisers would probably be willing to pay a higher rate for such a feature.
The waypoint_names parameter specifies custom names for each waypoint. These names are used in voice and banner instructions. They can be any string of up to 500 characters long, but must be shorter than the waypoint coordinates. If you don’t want to include a waypoint_names parameter, the method defaults to using all coordinates as waypoints.
Customizing travel actions in travel directions
If you use Google Maps to find your destination, you can customize the travel actions in your directions. For example, if you need to get from point A to point B, you can customize the route by selecting the “Transport” icon and then entering the desired destination. You can also adjust the time of departure by tapping on the “Depart at…” option.