Setting the Distance Type
The “Distance” tab allows you to control route optimization speed and quality.
There are three distance types you can choose from:
Drive Time Optimization – Uses actual driving time and distances; it provides the most accurate distance estimation and optimization takes more time;
Straight Line Optimization – Uses straight lines to get distances; optimization is faster;
Big City Optimization – Uses an estimation of distances for grid organized cities; optimization is faster.
“Drive Time Optimization” is the recommended setting for the most route planning scenarios. It usually takes a few seconds for the optimization engine to optimize a route of around 50 stops. For larger routes of more than 100 stops, the optimization might take up to a few minutes.