Thursday, June 30, 2011

What is C?

Thanks to the observant eye of one of the participants in the Route Paths and Driving Directions Webinar yesterday, I've found something else new in the Bustops update to pass along.

A new Route Analysis Violation - C.  This indicates a corner stop, a stop code with a route code of RC, that is located too far from the corner.

This can be helpful with route paths.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy long weekend.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Additional Features of New Version

Here are some additional new features in the Bustops update that's available:

Route Path and Drive Directions Changes:
  • Changes have been made to the color settings options on the Modify Route Path
  • A detailed message about how to modify the path is presented in the modify window.
  • The Modify Route Path function has been simplified
  • Reset button allows the user to start over with the modification without leaving the screen
  • Done button saves your changes and returns to the main route analysis screen
  • Eliminated save messages
Driving directions have a new option to suppress directional entries when leaving a stop

Reports Changes:
  • Suppress printing of blank lines in driving directions
Mapping Changes:
  • Scanned paper maps or aerial photographs can be loaded in JPEG (.JPG) format, greatly reducing the memory required for this feature
Route Analysis Changes:
  • Sorting of the lists of Not Loaded Stops or All Stops has been improved
  • Rider count has been changed improve speed

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

July Holiday Closing

In observance of the holiday weekend, MicroAnalytics will be closed on Friday, July 1st and Monday, July 4th, 2011.

The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 8:00 am.

Have a great holiday!

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Bustops Update

There is a new BUSTOPS update available with some interesting new features in Route Analysis.

A customer, who recently got this update, due to the updates to the Animated Routes feature in Route Analysis, called for support.  She wondered why there were diamonds outlining one of her stops in route analysis.  I took a look at it... sure enough there was the diamond we're all used to seeing with a slightly larger diamond outlining it.

After investigating, this is a new feature that indicates which stop is highlighted in blue (but not necessarily selected with a * beside it)  in the stops listing for a route.  Another beneficial feature is a new speed menu item "Zoom to Stop".  To get this, right click on a stop in the stop sequence list.

If you are interested in receiving this update, call the office and we'll ftp it to you.

Hope everyone is now well into having their routes planned for the 2011-2012 school year!