I am evaluating the MapQuest API for a small project which involves routing for vehicles, and avoiding certain roads. I'm finding that I can do this, but getting the LinkId's for the roads to avoid is very cumbersome.
This is how i'm doing it:
- In Mapquest, right-click a portion of the road.
- Copy/Paste Lat/Long to ASP.Net page I have that returns the LinkId.
- Put LinkId into my database
When a road crosses an intersection, it seems to usually get a new LinkId, so a given route I need to avoid could have a dozen LinkId's or more, so repeat process above.
Is this the best way, or is there a trick method so that I can simply right-click the road and see the LinkId right there, rather than what could be days of clicking and running Lat/Longs through the API?