Stations are the customers of a VRP which are the requestors of an order, receipt or service in general. The depot is also considered as a station. As an exception, depot station is called shortly as depot.
A station can be a passenger, a customer requesting some transportation goods, or an abstract node which should be serviced.
In logvrp, stations have names, addresses and coordinates. The names, the addresses and the coordinates are retrieved automatically from map.
Stations in logvrp have the following properties:
- Station name: Automatically assigned, user can specify the name.
- Station coordinates: These are created automatically by built-in GIS functionality. The user does not need to specify these manually.
- Station Address: These are created automatically by built-in GIS functionality. The user does not need to specify these manually. However, user can specify it by modifying it.
- Station Active: This shows whether the station will be used in algorithm or not.
Station Sets (Group of locations)
Station Sets in logvrp are the sets of stations including the depot. The stations are saved as a set together with the depot station if there exists any. The logvrp solvers (algorithms) operate on the sets.