Guided Tour: Multiple Locations
As well as finding distances between one location and many locations, MileCharter can find all the distances between two groups of locations.
Finding Distances between Multiple Depots and Customers
This example finds all the distances and travel times from all of a company's supply depots to a group of customers. The depots (listed here as sales offices) are distributed in Illinois and Indiana (green stars). We also have a number of customers (purple circles). The locations can be entered manually or imported with the Maptitude's Create-a-Map wizard. The roads are not displayed for clarity.
MileCharter is started. The layer containing the depots (sales offices) is selected for the start locations. The layer containing the customers is selected for finish locations. Distance and travel times are selected with units in miles and hours:minutes. Compute is pressed to start the computations.
This is the resulting table of the travel times (hours:minutes:seconds) from the supply depots to the customers.
Note that these are small tables that only take a few minutes to calculate. Customers routinely use MileCharter for Maptitude to compute similar tables with hundreds or even thousands of locations.
Next, we use rate tables to apply sophisticated cost schedules.