Route4Me Guide to Working with Non-Geocodable Addresses and Locations

With Route4Me you can use all types of non-established addresses or non-geocodable locations for planning efficient and cost-effective routes. Route4Me’s Interactive Map Editor enables you to plan routes by picking locations right from the map and using them as destinations. Route4Me’s Address Book Map allows you to save addresses and locations from the interactive map into the synchronized Address Book, and then use these locations for planning optimized routes. When you have already planned a route, you can use Route4Me’s Route Editor for inserting locations right from the map into the opened route. For more convenience, you and your team members can also use Route4Me’s Android and iOS mobile apps for saving all types of locations from the interactive map into the synchronized Address Book and then use those locations for planning routes.

 

Interactive Map Editor

Planning Routes by Picking Non-Geocodable Locations from the Map

Route4Me’s Interactive Map Editor enables you to use the interactive map with advanced geocoding algorithms for picking addresses and locations right from the map and adding them to your routes as destinations. To plan a new route using the Interactive Map Editor, first, go to “Plan New Route” from the navigation menu.

Interactive Map Editor - Planning Routes Using the Interactive Map Editor

 

Next, select “Interactive Map Editor” from the corresponding window.

Interactive Map Editor - Planning Routes Using the Interactive Map Editor

 

After that, specify the preferred route parameters and then click on the corresponding button to proceed.

Interactive Map Editor - Planning Routes Using the Interactive Map Editor

 

When adding addresses manually, input full or partial address information into the corresponding field and then select one of the suggested variants from the list. When you input incorrect or insufficient address information, the editor automatically processes it and outputs full, accurate, and already geocoded address/location.

Interactive Map Editor - Planning Routes Using the Interactive Map Editor

 

Alternatively, you can add addresses or locations to the route by picking them right from the interactive map. To pick a street address from the map, right click on the location/area of the corresponding address and then select the “Add The Nearest Valid Address” option.

Interactive Map Editor - Planning Routes Using the Interactive Map Editor

 

When you use the “Add The Nearest Valid Address” option, the editor automatically picks the nearest valid street address that is located next to the selected point on the map, geocodes it, and then adds the corresponding address to the route.

Interactive Map Editor - Planning Routes Using the Interactive Map Editor

 

To add latitude and longitude coordinates of a particular location to the route as a stop, right-click on the corresponding location on the map and then select “Add This Exact Location” from the menu.

Interactive Map Editor - Planning Routes Using the Interactive Map Editor

 

When you use the “Add This Exact Location” option, the Interactive Map Editor automatically picks the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of the selected location and adds them to the route as a stop.

Interactive Map Editor - Planning Routes Using the Interactive Map Editor

 

Before you finish planning the route, make sure that all addresses are properly geocoded. Green colored dots indicate that the corresponding addresses were successfully geocoded with “High Confidence.” Addresses that have yellow or red colored dots next to them should be reviewed and fixed accordingly.

Interactive Map Editor - Planning Routes Using the Interactive Map Editor

 

Once the route is planned, it is optimized and then opened in the Route Editor where you can modify it, as well as added to the Routes List with all your routes.

Interactive Map Editor - Planning Routes Using the Interactive Map Editor

To learn more about using the Interactive Map Editor, visit this page.

 

Address Book Map

Saving Non-Geocodable Addresses/Locations from the Map into the Synchronized Address Book

To use the interactive map for saving addresses/locations into the synchronized Address Book, first, go to “Address Book Map” from the navigation menu.

Using the Map for Adding Addresses to the Address Book

 

To pick a particular location (location’s latitude and longitude coordinates) from the map and save it into the Address Book, first, right-click on this location on the map and then select “Add This Exact Location” from the menu.

Using the Map for Adding Addresses to the Address Book

 

When you use this option, you can save the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of the selected location as an entry in the synchronized Address Book.

Using the Map for Adding Addresses to the Address Book

 

To pick a particular street address from the map and save it into the Address Book, first, right-click on this address/location on the map and then select the “Add The Nearest Valid Address” option.

Using the Map for Adding Addresses to the Address Book

 

When you use this option, the system automatically finds and picks the nearest valid street address that is located next to the selected spot on the map.

Using the Map for Adding Addresses to the Address Book

 

After that, fill out the details of the selected address/location and then click on the “Add” button to save it into the synchronized Address Book.

To learn more about filling out customer profiles/address details, visit this page.

 

Using the Interactive Map for Planning Routes

To plan routes with the saved locations/addresses right from the map, first, go to “Address Book Map” from the navigation menu.

Using the Map for Planning Routes

 

Next, use one of the drawing tools in the top left corner of the screen to draw an area around the addresses/locations that you want to include into the route(s).

Using the Map for Planning Routes

 

After that, right click on the corresponding area and then select “Plan Route with Area Addresses” from the menu.

Using the Map for Planning Routes

 

Next, go to the “Departure” tab to set up the start address for the route(s):

  • In the “Find Address” field, you can input a new address from which you want to start the route(s);
  • Alternatively, you can use one of the selected addresses/locations as the start address for the route(s).

Using the Map for Planning Routes

 

After that, specify the rest of the route’s parameters to your preference and then click on the “Create Route” button.

Using the Map for Planning Routes

 

Once the route is planned, it is optimized and then opened in the Route Editor where you can modify it, as well as added to the Routes List with all other routes.

Using the Map for Planning Routes

 

Synchronized Address Book

Planning Routes with Regular and Non-Geocodable Addresses/Locations from the Synchronized Address Book

To plan routes with Address Book contacts/customer profiles as stops, first, go to “Address Book List” from the navigation menu.

Planning Routes with Address Book Contacts

 

Next, select the contacts that you want to use for planning one or multiple routes by checking the corresponding boxes.

Planning Routes with Address Book Contacts

 

Alternatively, you can select all contacts displayed on the page by checking the corresponding box in the header or clicking on the “Select All” button located over the header.

Planning Routes with Address Book Contacts

 

Once you selected the contacts that you want to use, go to “File” in the top left corner of the screen and then select “Plan Route with Selected” from the list.

Planning Routes with Address Book Contacts

 

Next, go to the “Departure” tab to set up the start address for the route(s):

  1. In the “Find Address” field, you can input a new address from which you want to start the route(s);
  2. Alternatively, you can use one of the selected contacts as the start address for the route(s).

Planning Routes with Address Book Contacts

 

After that, specify the rest of the route’s parameters to your preference and then click on the “Create Route” button.

Planning Routes with Address Book Contacts

 

Once the route is planned, it is optimized and then opened in the Route Editor where you can modify it, as well as added to the Routes List with all your routes. When you use contacts from your Route4Me Address Book for planning routes, all data from these contacts’ profiles is automatically attached to the corresponding route stops.

Planning Routes with Customer Profiles (Contacts) from the Address Book List

To learn more about using the Address Book for planning routes, visit this page.

 

Route4Me Route Editor

Inserting Non-Geocodable Addresses/Locations from the Map into the Opened Route

To insert an address into a planned route using the Route Editor, first, go to “Routes List” from the navigation menu.

Inserting Addresses into a Route From the Route Editor

 

Next, click on the route that you want to open in the Route Editor.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

To insert an address from the map after the last stop on the opened route, first, right-click on the corresponding location on the map and then select “Add This Address After Last Stop” from the menu.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

After that, the selected address will be inserted into the route (as a stop) after the last stop. When you use this option, the system automatically adds the nearest valid address located next to the selected spot on the map.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

To insert the coordinates of a particular location on the map after the last stop on the opened route, first, right-click on the corresponding location on the map and then select “Add This Exact Location After Last Stop” from the menu.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

After that, the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of the selected location will be inserted into the route (as a stop) after the last stop.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

To insert an address from the map after the last visited stop on the opened route, first, right-click on the corresponding location on the map and then select “Add This Address After Last Visited Stop” from the menu.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

After that, the selected address will be inserted into the route (as a stop) after the last visited stop. When you use this option, the system automatically adds the nearest valid address located next to the selected spot on the map.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

To insert the coordinates of a particular location on the map after the last visited stop on the opened route, first, right-click on the corresponding location on the map and then select “Add This Exact Location After Last Visited Stop” from the menu.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

After that, the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of the selected location will be inserted into the route (as a stop) after the last visited stop.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

To insert an address from the map into the opened route at the most efficient and optimal position, first, right-click on the corresponding location on the map and then select “Add This Address At Optimal Position” from the menu.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

After that, the selected address will be inserted into the route (as a stop) at the most optimal position. When you use this option, the system automatically adds the nearest valid address located next to the selected spot on the map.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

To insert the coordinates of a particular location on the map into the opened route at the most efficient and optimal position, first, right-click on the corresponding location on the map and then select “Add This Exact Location At Optimal Position” from the menu.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

After that, the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of the selected location will be inserted into the route (as a stop) at the most optimal position.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

After inserting one or multiple stops into the route, it is recommended to re-optimize it for more efficient results. To do so, go to “Route” and then select “Re-optimize this route” from the menu.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

To save a particular address/location from the map into the synchronized Address Book as a contact, first, right-click on the corresponding location on the map and then select “Save This Location As New Address Book Entry” from the menu. When you use this option, the system automatically adds the nearest valid address located next to the selected spot on the map.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

 

After that, fill out the address details and then click on the “Add” button to save the address/location into the synchronized Address Book. To learn more about filling out customer profiles/address details, visit this page.

Inserting Addresses into the Route Opened in the Route Editor

To learn more about using the Route Editor for inserting locations from the map into opened routes, visit this page.

 

Route4Me iOS App

Generating Orders from Addresses/Locations on the Address Book Map and Using Orders for Planning Routes

With Route4Me’s iPhone app, you can generate orders right from the interactive map and then use those orders for planning and optimizing routes. To generate orders from addresses/locations on the map, first, go to “More” from the navigation menu and then select “Synced Address Book” from the list.

Generating Orders from the Address Book Map and Planning Routes with Generated Orders

 

Next, tap on the map icon in the top right corner of the screen to open the Address Book Map.

Generating Orders from the Address Book Map and Planning Routes with Generated Orders

 

After that, tap and hold on any location on the map that you want to save as an order. When you use this feature, the app automatically picks the nearest valid address located next to the selected spot on the map.

Generating Orders from the Address Book Map and Planning Routes with Generated Orders on an iPhone

 

After selecting the location, instead of adding it into the Address Book as a contact, tap on “Generate Order” in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Generating Orders from the Address Book Map and Planning Routes with Generated Orders

 

Next, fill out the details of the order and then tap “Add” in the top right corner of the screen to save the order. You can learn more about filling out order details on this page.

Generating Orders from the Address Book Map and Planning Routes with Generated Orders

Once you generated multiple orders from particular locations on the Address Book Map, you can use them for planning routes. To do so, first, go to “More” from the navigation menu and then select “Orders” from the list.

Generating Orders from the Address Book Map and Planning Routes with Generated Orders

 

Next, select the orders that you want to use for planning the route by checking the corresponding boxes. Alternatively, tap “Select All” to select all orders in the list.

Generating Orders from the Address Book Map and Planning Routes with Generated Orders

 

After selecting the orders that you want to include into the route, tap “New Route” in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Generating Orders from the Address Book Map and Planning Routes with Generated Orders

 

After that, specify the route’s parameters and then tap on the “Plan Route” button in the bottom right corner of the screen. To learn more about specifying route parameters, visit this page.

Generating Orders from the Address Book Map and Planning Routes with Generated Orders

 

Once the route is planned and optimized, it is saved into the synchronized Routes List with all other routes. To learn how to edit planned routes, visit this page.

Generating Orders from the Address Book Map and Planning Routes with Generated Orders

 

Route4Me Android App

Saving Addresses/Locations from the Map into the Synchronized Address Book

To use the interactive map for saving addresses/locations into the synchronized Address Book, first, go to “Address Book” from the navigation menu.

Using the Map for Adding Contacts to Your Route4Me Address Book

 

Next, tap on the “Address Book Map” button.

Using the Map for Adding Contacts to Your Route4Me Address Book

 

On the interactive map, tap and hold on any spot that you want to add to your Address Book as a contact. When you pick a spot on the map, the app adds the nearest valid address located next to the corresponding spot.

Using the Map for Adding Contacts to Your Route4Me Address Book

 

You can also pick an address of a particular location. To do so, first, tap and hold on any location that you want to save as a contact.

Using the Map for Adding Contacts to Your Route4Me Address Book

 

Next, check the address you are adding in the corresponding window and then tap “OK” to save it.

Using the Map for Adding Contacts to Your Route4Me Address Book

 

After that, fill out the corresponding fields with the contact information that you want to associate with the address.

Using the Map for Adding Contacts to Your Route4Me Address Book

 

After filling out the details of the selected location, tap on the checkmark icon in the top right corner of the screen to save the corresponding address to the Address Book.

Using the Map for Adding Contacts to Your Route4Me Address Book

 

All addresses saved from the map can be found in the synchronized Address Book.

Using the Map for Adding Contacts to Your Route4Me Address Book

 

Generating Orders from Address Book Contacts/Addresses and Planning Routes with Orders

To plan a route with a set of particular Address Book contacts/addresses, first, you need to generate orders from the corresponding contacts. To do so, first, go to “Address Book” from the navigation menu.

Generating Orders from the Contacts in Your Address Book for Planning Routes

 

Use the search bar at the top of the screen to navigate through the contacts in your Address Book. You can search for contacts by aliases, full or partial address names, custom data, etc.

Generating Orders from the Contacts in Your Address Book for Planning Routes

 

Then, tap on the contact that you want to convert into an order.

Generating Orders from the Contacts in Your Address Book for Planning Routes

 

After that, select “Generate Order” respectively.

Generating Orders from the Contacts in Your Address Book for Planning Routes

 

After generating orders from the preferred addresses, you can use those orders for planning routes. To do so, first, go to “Orders” from the navigation menu.

Generating Orders from the Contacts in Your Address Book for Planning Routes

 

On the “Orders” screen, you can view all orders generated from the corresponding contacts. All orders are assigned the same aliases as the aliases of the contacts that they were generated from. Use the search bar at the top of the screen to navigate through the list.

Generating Orders from the Contacts in Your Address Book for Planning Routes

 

To plan a route with a set of orders, first, select the orders that you want to include into the route by checking the corresponding boxes and then tap on the “Plan Route with Selected” button.

Generating Orders from the Contacts in Your Address Book for Planning Routes

 

After that, specify the route’s settings and tap on the checkmark icon in the top right corner of the screen.

Generating Orders from the Contacts in Your Address Book for Planning Routes

 

Once the route is planned and optimized, it is saved into the synchronized Routes List with all other routes. To learn how to edit planned routes, visit this page.

Generating Orders from the Contacts in Your Address Book for Planning Routes

 

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