When you use the search icon to search for an address, Road Warrior returns an autocompleted list of results from Google that may include an address, place name or coordinate. The search will also return your Favorites or Contacts if you have these settings turned to ON. Adjust these search sources in Settings. The default is to search Google Maps and Favorites only. Your permission is required to search your contacts.
Selecting a result will cause a small map to pop up to allow you to visually confirm that it is the correct address. That pop up map is optional and you can turn it on and off under Settings.
TIP: The search is biased on the viewport (visible area) of the map. So, it will bias results towards the visible area of the map.
Basic Internet Search
If you type in an address and then Click "GO" or "Search" on your keyboard, the results that display are from an internet search only. Results will not include favorites or contacts.
Managing Search Limits
There are a limited amount of auto-complete searches provided by Google Maps. The limit is 50 auto-completes for a Basic user and 1500 for a PRO user each day. However, exceeding this limit does NOT mean that you can't search, just that the auto-complete will no longer populate. If you exceed the limit, then use the Basic Internet Search described above.
Type the address into the search button and click "Search" or "GO" on your keyboard (Your keyboard may say something slightly different as your keyboard is controlled by your phone, not Road Warrior. See the example below). Next, a list of search results will appear.
Coordinates can be entered into the search bar in the format of "Latitude, Longitude." For example, "39.0, -77.0" is a point in Maryland, just north of Washington, DC. When entering a coordinate, make sure to hit the "GO" or "Search" button on the keyboard. This will bypass the auto-complete result list which likely do not have your coordinate in the results. You will get a list of results where the first result should be your coordinate.
Navigating to Coordinates or Addresses
You can choose to navigate to an address or to a coordinate, depending on what you prefer or your company uses. This can be changed in Settings. This can also depend on your selected navigating app. Your selected navigating app may display coordinates as an address (which can include a range of addresses, for example: 100-200 Main Street), but it will navigate you to the known coordinate of the stop.
Rapid Entry Mode
Rapid Entry Mode decreases the number of keystrokes for users who are inputting a large amount of stops. Rather than having to re-enter search mode, you will remain in search mode until you cancel out. This is useful for users who have a long list of addresses to input. It can be triggered on and off in Settings.
Warrior Tip: We highly recommend searching only for actual addresses. Searching for areas such a cities, counties, states, or zip codes results in an area
rather than known point. The map pin is then placed in the geographic center of the area (centroid). This may very well be a field, lake, or private land area which is not considered reachable via your mode of travel (e.g. Driving).