What's New with the B.C. Route Planner

June 11, 2019

  • Version 2.0 release
  • Route Planner 2.0 is backward compatible with Route Planner 1.x.
  • You can specify a departure data and time.
  • You now have the option of ensuring your route starts and ends on the correct side of the road. The is useful when making deliveries or pickups on a two-way street.
  • See the Route Planner 2.0 Release Notes for a full list of enhancements.

June 19, 2018

  • Version 1.5.1 release
  • Route directions are no longer double-quoted.
  • The Route Planner now supports turn restrictions. Any time-period constraints (e.g., 4:00 – 6:30 PM) are ignored. For now, we have turned off turn restrictions until we have confirmed the quality of the turn-restriction data in the DRA. 

April 24, 2018

  • Version 1.5 release
  • Maintenance release with no changes to the API

January 14, 2018

  • Version 1.4 release
  • Now supports optimal ordering of stops
  • Allows more stops in a given route request by adding HTTP POST support
  • Improved performance of nearest location by road; from finding nearest of 160 locations to a given point in four minutes to finding nearest of 2,000 locations to a given point in one-third of one second.
  • Improved handling of non-existent routes; returns a routeFound flag instead of an error message
  • Travel time now added to each leg of route directions

March 17, 2016

  • Version 1 released
  • Computes the shortest or fastest route between start and end points and returns the route, distance, time, and directions.