The need arose to use the GPS coordinates for a delivery system to accurately find the most efficient routes for delivery drivers of a large scale agricultural delivery. Using the Mapbox API’s Geocoding and Directions tools, I was able to build out a custom solution to manage their delivery routes and analyze the routes for further improvement. I was interested in integrating IBM’s Watson to find the most optimal delivery routes, however, the budget for the project did not allow me to pursue this further. In the end I developed an effective API for the clients needs.
This project allowed me to utilize my GIS skills and push my understanding of API’s and REST principles to their limits.
Aug 10, 2016