Create Address Territories with Keyhole Markup Language (KML)
When planning routes, besides the most efficient sequence of stops, you also need to figure out the most optimal way to delegate the right tasks to the right team members. Instead of planning over-sized routes and making your workers travel back and forth across the city, you can create a delivery, field service, or sales territory plan. With Route4Me’s route optimization software, you can break your service area up into optimally sized territories and assign each delivery driver, field sales rep, or field employee to the most suitable territory. Thus, with a well-tailored delivery, field service, or sales territory plan in place, your field employees will not need to travel extra miles wasting valuable time, and you will be able to save more money on fuel, as well as improve the overall efficiency of your route planning operations. Moreover, if your business provides multiple services that require your employees to use different equipment or have different sets of skills, you can create a separate territory for each service you provide and then distribute your resources accordingly. For more convenience, you can also create territories using Keyhole Markup Language (KML).
To create territories using KML, first, go to “Address Book Map” from the navigation menu.
Next, go to “File” and then select “Create Territories from KML” in the menu.
After that, input the preferred KML file contents into the corresponding field and then click on the “‘OK” button to proceed. To learn more about creating KML documents, visit this page. You can also learn more about the KML file structure, geodetic reference systems in KML, as well as the OGC standard process on this page.
Next, input the name of the new territory into the corresponding field and then click on the “OK” button to finish.
Once the new territory is created, it is added to the list of all territories on the right side of the screen and displayed on the map accordingly. You can learn more about creating territories manually on this page. To learn more about viewing and editing territories, visit this page.