Major features added to CartoType in 2021. These features are available in releases 7.6 onward.
Continent-size maps can be split into tiles. Routing works seamlessly over any subset of tiles.
Shortest-time routes can now be calculated as well as shortest-distance ones, in addition to normal weighted routing.
Insert and edit map objects
A map object editor API allows interactive insertion and editing of lines and polygons in any map layer.
Individual colors for map objects
Colors of map objects can be set individually, overriding style sheet colors.
Enhance or dim map layers
Global style sheet effects can enhance or dim selected layers.
Compact turn-expanded routing provides flexible low-RAM routing on mobile devices.
Better polygon labels
Improved polygon labeling gives many more labels for buildings, bodies of water, and land use areas.
Metadata can be obtained from map files using a new API.
Pushpins and other icons can optionally be combined when many are close together.