After selecting the “Copy-and-Paste” option on the home screen, set the routing parameters as described in our tutorial on “Setting the Route Parameters,” then click “Create Route and Proceed to Add Addresses.”
Using the copy and paste option allows you to copy multiple addresses from another location, such as a word document, an unformatted spreadsheet or another software application, and paste them into Route4Me.
You can also insert the alias for each stop, separated from the address by a vertical bar.
Route4Me uses geocoding to get latitude and longitude coordinates for each address. Geocoding will be more accurate for complete and properly written addresses.
After the geocoding is done, the software will display a dot next to each address. If the dot is green, that means that the address is geocoded with high confidence. A yellow dot indicates that there was a small problem and the software wasn’t able to identify that precise address but found something similar which might be correct. A red dot means that the address couldn’t be geocoded. In this case, you have to either remove it from the list or edit it.
To edit an address, roll your mouse cursor over it and click on “Edit.”
You will be able to enter the new address and click “OK” when you’re done.
On the right side of the window, you will see the address map. If you need to, you can use it to fine-tune each address, simply by dragging the pin with the number for the corresponding address and dropping it to the new location.
You can also remove an address by right-clicking on its pin, then select “Delete.”
When you’re done, click on “Finish Import.” AT this point, your route will begin to optimize. The process might take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the number of stops on your route.