I am using the alternateRoutes API call and get significatly different answers then if I go to the consumer page and manually enter the addresses.
Manually Mapping: returns two routes: 16.7 m and 21.7 m (average: 19.2).
API returns one route: 10.674
My goal is to eventually get up to 3 routes and average the differences for mileage reimbursement.
- Should I be getting more than 1 route returned? I have tried different addresses but only get one route in response
- Why are the values so different?
- Is there a more efficient API call I should be using?
http://open.mapquestapi.com/directions/v2/alternateroutes?key=MyKEY&from=4700 Canal Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418&to=3801 Leonard St. NE,Grand Rapids,MI,49525&MaxRoutes=3&narrativeType=none&manMaps=false&unit=m&outFormat=XML