Radius Search - question on Drive Minutes as units argument

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ohsmqadmin
Radius Search - question on Drive Minutes as units argument

Per the documentation at:

https://developer.mapquest.com/documentation/search-api/v2/radius-search...

The "units" argument can accept "dmin" (Drive Minutes) as a value; per the docs - this argument "Sorts the results by shortest driving time (calculated as an actual driving route)."

Can you expand on the definition?  Is it essentially equivalent to an "Optimized Route" call via the Directions API?  And thus includes the logic noted in the "realTime" field - particularly including real time traffic conditions (where available) and historical traffic conditions?

As a sidebar / product enhancement request- for the Search API and the various search types (e.g., the Radius search) - it would be of great value if we could receive multiple units in the response (e.g.,the distance (m or km), the walking minutes, drive minutes, and drive distance (m or km) - all in the repsonse), but perhaps have the ordering of the result set based on the input unit.

 


MQBrianCoakley
Ordering search results by
Ordering search results by drive time and drive distance does use a route matrix in the background. That's how the route matrix was born. The matrix is a simplified route and does not include traffic. It is only math based on the distance and speed limit of the chosen path.   I will forward the enhancement request on to the team.   Thanks for the suggestion!