#535 – Shuttle Routes

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 03:43 UTC
 Is it possible for the map to show the points (point A and point B) when customers select from shuttle routes? I notice the map shows the points with fixed routes and address search but not shuttle routes.
Thursday, 26 January 2017 05:40 UTC
Im not yet concerned with the message. Im referring to the map powered by google that shows the distance when a pick up and drop location is selected.
Thursday, 26 January 2017 07:38 UTC
Hi Mark,
Google Maps API is not used in Shuttles and there are a few reasons for that:
* Google Maps only allows 8 stops along a route and Shuttles can be with unlimited stops.
* Distance and time calculations provided by Google Maps are irrelevant in Shuttles because each stop has a set time.
* Users will not be happy if they see one route on Google Maps and then the Shuttle makes a few stops and takes a different route than the one shown on the map.
* Shuttles can be used for island trips like ferry, boat etc. which Google Maps do not support.
These are just a few of the reasons Google Maps is not a good solution for Shuttle routes.

Hope this helps.
Kind regards.
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Friday, 27 January 2017 00:51 UTC
Noted with thanks. I will be using my shuttles between two locations so it would have been ideal for me. Based on the reasons you've provided i guess it is not possible to set up.
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