Interactive Map Editor
After selecting the “Interactive Map Editor” option on the home screen, set the routing parameter as described in our tutorial on “Setting the Route Parameters,” then click “Create Route and Proceed to Add Addresses.”
A new window will appear. On the left side of the window, you can manually type or paste in an address and an alias. Be sure to enter all relevant information, such as street name and number, town or city, state or country, and postal code.
The first address you enter will always be your start point. As you type in your address, the system will provide an autocomplete suggestion list of geocoded destinations. The list will narrow down as you add more address information.
The address field can also be used to add contacts from your address book to your route. You can input part of the alias, first or last name associated with one of your contact and the system will include the information in the autocomplete suggestions. The alias of the contact will be displayed between brackets.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you use the autocomplete suggestions every time you include a new destination. Otherwise, the address will not be geocoded properly and won’t be added to the route.
Route4Me also supports reverse geocoding. Instead of typing in the address, you can type in the latitude and longitude coordinates for that location. The autocomplete suggestion list will work the same as before.
When you’re done, click “Add Another Address” and repeat the same steps until you finish adding all your destinations.
The second way you can add stops to your route is by using the map on the right-hand side of the screen. Navigate to your desired destination on the map, then right click on it.
Select “Add the Nearest Valid Address” to insert the nearest geocoded destination into the route (forward geocoding).
Select “Add this Exact Location” to insert the exact selected location into the route (reverse geocoding).