Triona distance calculation service
Triona’s distance calculation service provides fast and up-to-date data for journey distances and travelling time between different locations in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden, for standard motor vehicles and trucks and other heavy goods vehicles.
Based on a specified start and end point the distance calculation service calculates the best route for a vehicle (car or truck) according to specified parameters (height, weight, length) and returns up to three suggested routes including distance and calculated journey time. By the best route we mean the most optimal route which the vehicle type can drive on and is permitted to be driven on.
The service is a cloud service with a machine to machine (M2M) interface.
Master data and calculation model
The distance calculation is based on information from the national road databases (NVDB) in Finland, Norway and Sweden and Open Street Map for other countries. The calculation of the routing alternatives is performed by Triona’s routing engine (Transport Routing Engine). The addresses in the service are based among other things on data from OpenStreetMap (OSM) and other open data sources.
The distance calculation service replaces Triona’s former product HiDist.
For Finland, Norway, and Sweden the road authorities’ official data sources are used which ensures high quality of the suggested routes based on the vehicles’ height, weight, and length. For other countries Open Street Map data is used and the quality depends on the Open Street Map community.