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Plotting a route with variable End Point

This is a discussion on Plotting a route with variable End Point within the Development forums, part of the MapPoint Desktop Discussion category; Hi, I am writing a system where I know a persons current Lat/Lon location. This person also has X number ...

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    Plotting a route with variable End Point

    Hi,

    I am writing a system where I know a persons current Lat/Lon location. This person also has X number of jobs to complete in a day. These can be done in any order.

    Is there any way that I can add a start position and all of the other jobs to be completed and get MapPoint to re-order the jobs so that it is the most economical route?

    Currently I work out the distance from the person to each job as the 'crow flies'. I then add the persons current position as the start point and loop through all of their jobs and add them as waypoints to the route, from closest to furthest away.

    I then call Optimize() on the route and get the optimized route, but the end point is always the last job added to the map, is there any way that I can add all the jobs and mapPoint can workout the optimal route, changing the endpoint if necessary?

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    Re: Plotting a route with variable End Point

    Would you want to maybe make the endpoint the same as the startpoint? Then they would loop around and end up where they started.

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    Re: Plotting a route with variable End Point

    Hi Eric,

    I did consider that and it would be okay for most instances but there will be times when they will not necessarily go back to where they started, thanks for the suggestion!

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