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MapPoint.WorldRoutable Data Source

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A worldwide road map that is optimized for route planning and time and distance calculations and includes map coverage in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Data is available in 13 languages.

Remarks

The MapPoint.WorldRoutable data source enables you to perform routing across multiple nations and continents. By using the MapPoint.WorldRoutable data source, MapPoint Web Service can determine a route for you from Norway to Australia, for example.

The following restrictions apply to the MapPoint.WorldRoutable data source:

  • Road construction information is not available.

  • You cannot create a route that crosses between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. You can generate a route across the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

  • Landmarks and parks are not included.

  • Routes do not take in to account current political situations or hazardous terrain.

Important The MapPoint.WorldRoutable data source may provide routes through regions that are dangerous due to war, crime, political instability or other factors.  The provision of a route through the MapPoint.WorldRoutable data source should not be considered to be a representation of its safety or suitability.  Users should exercise caution and verify the safety and appropriateness of all routes with appropriate governmental and other sources prior to travel.

Entity types table

The following table lists the entity types available in the MapPoint.WorldRoutable data source.

Name

Definition

ParentName

AdminDivision1

A first-order, initial political subdivision of a [Sovereign], such as a state, province, department, region, or prefecture

AdministrativeDivision

AdminDivision2

A second-order political subdivision of a [CountryRegion], a division of an [AdminDivision1] or [Dependent]

AdministrativeDivision

AdministrativeBuilding

A building housing governmental offices or facilities

GovernmentStructure

AgriculturalStructure

A [Structure] used for agricultural purposes

Structure

Airport

A place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and facilities for handling passengers and/or cargo

Structure

AmusementPark

A facility containing rides and other attractions, such as a theme park

TouristStructure

AncientSite

A place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located

Site

Archipelago

A logical grouping of [Island]s

Landform

Autorail

A [Railway] that carries automobiles

Railway

Basin

A low-lying area mostly or wholly surrounded by higher ground

Landform

Battlefield

A site of a land battle of historical importance

HistoricalSite

Bay

An area of water partially enclosed by an indentation of shoreline

WaterFeature

Beach

A [Coast] with a surface of sand or fine rock

Coast

BorderPost

A post or station at an international boundary for regulating of movement of people and goods

GovernmentStructure

Bridge

A structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream or road used by vehicles and pedestrians

TransportationStructure

Camp

A site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use

Structure

Canal

An artificially constructed watercourse

WaterFeature

Cave

An underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff

Landform

Cemetery

A burial place or ground

Structure

Census2

One of the set of second-order [CensusDistrict]s composed by aggregating [Census1]s

CensusDistrict

Channel

A body of water between two landmasses

WaterFeature

Church

A building for public Christian worship

ReligiousStructure

CityHall

A building housing the administrative offices of a municipal government

GovernmentStructure

Cliff

A high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a lower area or water body

Landform

Coast

An area of land adjacent to a [WaterFeature]

Landform

Continent

A very large landmass, surrounded by water and larger than an [Island], that forms one of the primary divisions of land on a [CelestialFeature]

Landform

ConventionCenter

A large meeting hall for conventions and other meetings and shows

BusinessStructure

CountryRegion

A primary [PoliticalUnit]

PoliticalUnit

Crater

A generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action

Landform

CulturalRegion

An area of land with strong local identity but no political existence

Region

Current

A large area of ocean where surface water flows in a certain constant general direction

WaterFeature

Dam

A barrier constructed across a stream to impound water

Structure

Delta

An area where a [River] divides into many separate water channels as it enters a [Sea] or [Lake]

WaterFeature

Dependent

A [PoliticalUnit] that is politically controlled by a [Sovereign], but separate geographically and to some degree politically, such as a territory, colony, or dependency

CountryRegion

Desert

A large area with low rainfall and little or no vegetation

Landform

DisputedArea

An area in political dispute that is not considered part of any [CountryRegion]

PoliticalUnit

DrainageBasin

A land region where all surface water drains into one specific [WaterFeature]

Basin

Dune

A wave form, ridge, or star shaped feature composed of sand

Landform

ElevationZone

An area where the surface elevation of all land is within a defined range

Region

FerryRoute

A route used by a boat or other floating conveyance regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a [WaterFeature]

TransportationStructure

Forest

A large area of trees

Reserve

FormerAdministrativeDivision

An [AdministrativeDivision] that no longer exists

FormerPoliticalUnit

Fort

A defensive structure or earthwork

HistoricalSite

Garden

An enclosure for displaying selected plant life

TouristStructure

GeoEntity

A single thing that has spatial extent and location

 

GeographicPole

One of the two points of intersection of the surface of a [CelestialFeature] and its axis of rotation

Pole

Geyser

A [HotSpring] that intermittently shoots water into the air

HotSpring

Glacier

A mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area

Ice

Heliport

A place where helicopters land and take off

Airport

Hemisphere

A half the surface of a [Celestial Feature], usually northern, southern, eastern, or western

GeodeticFeature

HigherEducationFacility

A place where students receive advanced or specialized education, such as a college or university

EducationalStructure

HistoricalSite

A place of historical importance

Site

Hospital

A building in which the sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated

MedicalStructure

HotSpring

A place where hot water emerges from the ground

Spring

Ice

A large area covered with frozen water

WaterFeature

IndigenousPeoplesReserve

An area of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations

PoliticalUnit

IndustrialStructure

A [Structure] used for industrial or extractive purposes

Structure

InformationCenter

A place where tourists and citizens can obtain information

TouristStructure

InternationalDateline

The line running between geographic poles designated as the point where a calendar day begins

Region

Island

An area of land completely surrounded by water and smaller than a [Continent]

Landform

Isthmus

A narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses and bordered by water on two sides

Landform

Junction

A place where two or more roads join

TransportationStructure

Lake

An inland water body, usually fresh water

WaterFeature

LandArea

A relatively small area of land exhibiting a common characteristic that distinguishes it from surrounding land

Landform

Landform

A natural geographic feature on dry land

GeoEntity

LandmarkBuilding

A [Structure] that is a well-known point of reference

TouristStructure

LatitudeLine

An imaginary line of constant latitude that circles a [CelestialFeature], in which every point on the line is equidistant from a geographic pole

GeodeticFeature

Lighthouse

A tall structure with a major navigation light

NavigationalStructure

LongitudeLine

An imaginary line of constant longitude on a [CelestialFeature] running from one geographic pole to the other

GeodeticFeature

MagneticPole

A point on the surface of a [CelestialFeature] that is the origin for lines of magnetic force

Pole

MilitaryBase

A place used by an armed service for storing arms and supplies, for accommodating and training troops, and as a base from which operations can be initiated

GovernmentStructure

Mine

A place where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages

IndustrialStructure

Mission

A place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion

ReligiousStructure

Monument

A commemorative structure or statue

TouristStructure

Mountain

An elevated landform that rises, often steeply, above surrounding land on most sides

Landform

MountainRange

A group of connected [Mountain]s

Landform

Museum

A building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited

TouristStructure

NauticalStructure

A [Structure] used for nautical purposes

Structure

NavigationalStructure

A [Structure] used for navigational purposes

Structure

Neighborhood

A section of a [PopulatedPlace], usually homogenous and/or well-known but often with indistinct boundaries

PopulatedPlace

Oasis

An area in a [Desert] made productive by the availability of water

Landform

ObservationPoint

A wildlife or scenic observation point

TouristStructure

Ocean

A vast expanse of salt water, one of the major [Sea]s covering part of the earth

Sea

Park

An area maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation

Reserve

Pass

A break in a [MountainRange] used for transportation from one side to the other

Landform

Peninsula

An elongated area of land projecting into a body of water and surrounded by water on three sides

Landform

Plain

An extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities

Landform

Planet

A [CelestialFeature] that orbits a star

CelestialFeature

Plate

A section of a planetary crust that is in motion relative to other plates

TectonicFeature

Plateau

An elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides

Landform

PopulatedPlace

A concentrated area of human settlement, such as a city, town, or village

GeoEntity

PowerStation

A facility for generating electric power

IndustrialStructure

Prison

A facility for confining persons convicted or accused of crimes

GovernmentStructure

Promontory

A small, usually pointed [Peninsula] that often marks the terminus of a landmass

Peninsula

RaceTrack

A track where races are held

RecreationalStructure

Railway

A permanent twin steel-rail track on which trains move

TransportationStructure

RailwayStation

A place comprised of ticket offices, platforms, and other facilities for loading and unloading train passengers and freight

TransportationStructure

Reef

A partly submerged feature, usually of coral, that projects upward near the water's surface and can be a navigational hazard

Landform

ReligiousStructure

A structure where organized, public religious services are held

Structure

ResearchStructure

A [Structure] used for scientific purposes

Structure

Reserve

A tract of public land set aside for restricted use or reserved for future use

GeoEntity

ResidentialStructure

A house, hut, apartment building, or other structure where people reside

Structure

River

A stream of running water

WaterFeature

Road

An open way with improved surface for efficient transportation of vehicles

TransportationStructure

Ruin

A destroyed or decayed structure that is no longer functional

Site

Satellite

A [CelestialFeature] that orbits a [Planet]

CelestialFeature

ScientificResearchBase

A scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored

ResearchStructure

Sea

A large area of salt water

WaterFeature

SeaplaneLandingArea

A place on a water body where floatplanes land and take off

Airport

ShipWreck

A site of the remains of a wrecked vessel

Site

Shrine

A structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept

ReligiousStructure

Site

A place most notable because of an event that occurred in that location

Structure

Sovereign

An independent nation-state, the highest level of political authority in that location

CountryRegion

SpotElevation

A point on a [CelestialFeature]'s surface with a known elevation

GeodeticFeature

Spring

A place where water emerges from the ground

WaterFeature

Stadium

A structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators

RecreationalStructure

StatisticalDistrict

An area of land defined as a district to be used for statistical collection or service provision

GeoEntity

TectonicBoundary

A line forming the border between two [Plate]s

TectonicFeature

Temple

An edifice dedicated to religious worship

ReligiousStructure

TimeZone

A large area within which the same time standard is used

Region

TouristStructure

A [Structure] typically used by tourists

Structure

Trail

A path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles

TransportationStructure

TransportationStructure

A [Structure] used for transportation purposes

Structure

Tunnel

A subterranean passageway for transportation

TransportationStructure

UnderwaterFeature

A feature on the floor of a [WaterFeature]

WaterFeature

UrbanRegion

An area of land with high population density and extensive urban development

Region

Valley

A low area surrounded by higher ground on two or more sides

Landform

Volcano

A [Mountain] formed by volcanic action and composed of volcanic rock

Mountain

Wall

An upright structure that encloses, divides, or protects an area

Structure

Waterfall

A vertical or very steep section of a [River]

WaterFeature

WaterFeature

A geographic feature that has water on its surface

GeoEntity

Well

A cylindrical hole, pit, or tunnel drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface

Structure

Wetland

An area of high soil moisture, partially or intermittently covered with shallow water

WaterFeature

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