Google Street View Route Planning – Planning Route4Me Optimized Routes Using Real-World Location Images from Google Street View

A picture speaks a thousand words. To maximize the accuracy of your routing and make sure that you use only real-life locations for your routes, in addition to other multiple route planning methods, Route4Me enables you to plan optimized routes using Google Street View. Google Street View provides a virtual representation of the surroundings in the selected area, which is comprised of millions of real-life panoramic images. Planning optimized routes with Google Street View allows you to navigate through the streets of your service area by viewing real-life images of this area’s surroundings and picking addresses of the locations that you want to add to your routes right from these images. Moreover, depending on the particular needs of your business or unique business model, you may need to pick specific street locations without knowing their addresses and add them to your routes. In this case, navigating and identifying suitable locations by their real-life images will permit you to effortlessly find the right addresses and add them to your routes as stops.

 

To plan routes using Google Street View, first, go to “Plan New Route” from the navigation menu and then select the “Interactive Map Editor” option.

Route4Me Maps and Google Street View - Planning Optimized Routes Using Real-Wold Location Images

 

Next, adjust the following route optimization settings:

  1. Go to the “Optimization” tab;
  2. Select the preferred optimization type: Single Driver RouteMultiple Drivers Route, or Balanced Team Route;
  3. Choose where to end the routes after the last stop on each route is visited and serviced.

To learn more about using such advanced constraints as PiecesVolumeRevenueWeight, etc., visit this page.

Route4Me Maps and Google Street View - Planning Optimized Routes Using Real-Wold Location Images

 

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

Route4Me Maps and Google Street View - Planning Optimized Routes Using Real-Wold Location Images

 

Next, in the Interactive Map Editor, drag and drop the Pegman icon from the top left corner of the interactive map to any preferred location on the map from where you want to start navigating with Google Street View.

Route4Me Maps and Google Street View - Planning Optimized Routes Using Real-Wold Location Images

 

After that, use Google Street View to navigate through the streets in the selected area. Once you found the location that you want to add to the route as a stop, first, copy the location’s address in the top left corner of the interactive map, paste it into an empty address field in the editor, and then select one of the suggested geocoded address options accordingly.

Route4Me Maps and Google Street View - Planning Optimized Routes Using Real-Wold Location Images

 

Continue navigating the streets by real-life images using Google Street View to add more addresses into the route. For more convenience, add aliases to your addresses. To finish and plan the route with added addresses, click on the “Finish Adding Addresses” button accordingly.

Route4Me Maps and Google Street View - Planning Optimized Routes Using Real-Wold Location Images

 

Once the route is planned and optimized, you can view all added addresses using Google Street View. To do so, drag and drop the Pegman icon from the top left corner of the interactive map next to any preferred route stop. After that, use Google Street View to navigate the area around the corresponding route stop by real-life images.

Route4Me Maps and Google Street View - Planning Optimized Routes Using Real-Wold Location Images

 

You can also add more addresses to the already planned and optimized route using Google Street View. To do so, first, go to “Insert” and then select “Addresses” from the menu. Next, drag and drop the Pegman icon from the top left corner of the interactive map to the area on the map from which you want to add one or multiple addresses to the route.

Route4Me Maps and Google Street View - Planning Optimized Routes Using Real-Wold Location Images

 

After that, use Google Street View to navigate through the corresponding area. Once you found the location that you want to add to the route as a stop, first, copy the location’s address in the top left corner of the interactive map, paste it into an empty address field in the editor, and then select one of the suggested geocoded address options accordingly. To finish, first, select where on the route you want to insert the new address(es) and then click on the “Finish Adding Addresses” button.

Route4Me Maps and Google Street View - Planning Optimized Routes Using Real-Wold Location Images

 

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