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Welcome to the CDX Technologies September
In this month's newsletter we introduce a new, free
Bing Maps route optimization feature in CDXZipStream that can provide
faster and more accurate results for up to 25 destinations. There is
also a new instructional video on how to use one of our online tools
for address verification.
Here is our latest blog posting -
In July, Microsoft announced that Bing Maps can now
optimize up to 25 stops as part of their REST API service. The change
is discussed in this article.
Optimization can be requested from Bing Maps for no additional
CDXZipStream has been updated to take full advantage
of this new feature. Previously, route optimization in
CDXZipStream exclusively used an algorithm based on
straight-line distance between stops. Bing Maps route optimization
uses driving distance instead of straight-line, and so will generally
provide more accurate results. Turnaround will also be quicker since
all of the calculations are performed on Bing Maps servers (instead
of in Excel). For 25 to 100 stops the optimization routine will
revert back to the original straight-line distance algorithm.
Bing Maps optimization is available from the
"Bing Maps Settings" dialog:
New CDXStreamer Online Tool Video
We've previously talked about the online cloud-based
tools available on CDXTech.com. This includes an Bulk
Address Correction and ZIP+4 Lookup tool which can be
used for processing up to 20,000 addresses at a time. Software
installation is not required. It can be accessed on a
one-time purchase basis or with your CDXStreamer account. If you are
interested in an overview of how to use it please check out our new instructional
for Address Correction, ZIP Code Lookup
Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were
updated as of September 25. If you would like to update your
database to reflect these changes, select the
"Account" option on the CDXZipStream commandbar and click
on "Check for Available Database Updates". You can
then update each database as required.
CDXZipStream updates are a part of the one-year
software maintenance subscription included with your purchase.
If you would like to extend your subscription, please sign in to
the CDX Technologies website and from the account area for
CDXZipStream, select "Buy Data Update". The
maintenance agreement also includes access to the latest version of
CDXZipStream. If you are using our discontinued "Classic"
version you can upgrade to the current software by purchasing this
subscription at a fraction of the list price.
As always, we hope you find the information here
helpful for you and your organization. You can contact us
with your feedback and suggestions by replying to this email.
The Team at CDX Technologies
Maps Route Optimization
CDXStreamer Online Tool Video