NHVR makes the switch to Route Planner

24-06-2019
NHVR makes the switch to Route Planner

NHVR makes the switch to Route Planner

NHVR Route Planner replaces the Journey Planner from 27 June, 2019.

Route Planner makes it easier to plan your journey with the most accurate and up-to-date road information; and a Street View feature that allows users to visually review locations and surroundings.

The tool also features detailed Road Manager boundaries; extra map layers for vehicle types, rest stops and networks; and handy draw and measure tools.

Drivers using Route Planner can easily view approved road networks for heavy vehicles and pinpoint locations that require access applications.

Route Planner uses improved Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping information, including data from the Public Sector Mapping Agency, Google Maps and MapData Services.

For those who used the previous version, don’t panic: your IDs and access to existing routes will still exist on the new system.

Route Planner makes it easier to plan your journey with the most up-to-date mapping information. Here are the differences:

Features

Route Planner

Journey Planner

Map your route, point to point (single route application)

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Map your route, multiple roads within a single Road Manager area (area permit application)

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The option to select ‘Area’ or ‘Network’ permits is only available when applying for a permit.

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The most up-to-date road data

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Uses Google Maps (including Street View) as well as government GIS data from the Public Sector Mapping Agency and the commercial dataset MapData Services.

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Uses government GIS data from the Public Sector Mapping Agency and the commercial dataset MapData Services.

Detailed Road Manager / Local Government Authority (LGA) boundaries

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*Loading additional detail into the map layers may result in the routing being 5-10 seconds slower on average than Journey Planner.

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LGA boundaries and state-owned roads available as a layer.

Different satellite views

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Map layers for vehicle types, rest stops and networks

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Draw and measure tools

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Print map

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Ability to add text to the map

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*Notes can be added to the Summary Tab in Route Planner.

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Street View so you can visually review the route and surrounds

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Ability to use Journey Planner IDs to load a previously mapped route

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*Excludes text and shapes.

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Ability to use Route Planner ID to load a previously mapped route

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Ability to map routes/ journeys without using a login or registering

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*Route Planner is available in the NHVR Portal Info Hub or, when logged in, it can be accessed via the Application Tracker when creating a new permit application.

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Visit the NHVR Portal Help Centre for information on how to use Route Planner.

The NHVR recently held a free webinar for operators to learn about upgrades to the Portal. Click here to catch up on the changes or watch the video below.


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