Guided Tour: Multiple Locations
As well as finding distances between one location and many locations, MileCharter can find all the distances between two groups of different locations.
Finding Distances between Multiple Depots and Customers
This example finds all the distances and travel times from all of a company's supply depots to a group of customers. The depots (listed here as sales offices) are distributed in Illinois and Indiana (green stars). We also have a number of customers (purple circles). The locations are read into Ultra MileCharter using Excel, but text files or Maptitude map layers could be used instead.
Ultra MileCharter is started. The worksheet containing the depots (sales offices) is selected for the start locations. The worksheet containing the customers is selected for destination locations. Distance and travel times are selected with units in miles and hours:minutes. Compute is pressed to start the computations.
This is the resulting table of the travel times (hours:minutes:seconds) from the supply depots to the customers.
Note that these are small tables that only take a few seconds to calculate. Customers routinely use MileCharter to compute similar tables with thousands of locations.
Next, we look at Only Reporting the Closest Locations.