High Density Route Planning is the right choice when you want to visit all addresses in an area. This is often the case for Postal Mail Delivery, Residential Garbage Collection and Total Market Coverage (TMC) with printed advertisement material like folders or leaflets.
Because of the large number of addresses it is not possible to produce an OD cost matrix calculating all-to-all drive time combinations. This is why the high density edition of Rapidis Logistics Planner for ArcGIS works with “address grouping” or “clustering” to make the OD cost matrix calculations possible.
Mail Delivery and TMC often involves walking postmen and carriers. To accommodate for this the Route Planning software automatically produces a sidewalk network allowing walking speed to be set by the planner. Car routes uses a traditional street network.
This extension for ArcGIS has a Postal VRP (Vehicle Routing Problem) tool that divides the area into efficient routes and a Postal TSP (Travelling Salesman Propblem) tool providing the best sequence for one or many individual routes without swapping tasks between routes.