Entering Search Mode

Adding stops to a route via search is often a user's most frequent action. To access this tool, simply select the Route Red circle with a magnifying glass in the bottom right corner of your app.

Autocomplete Search

As you input characters into the search field for an address, Road Warrior returns an autocompleted list of results that may include an address, place name, or coordinate.

Autocomplete will suggest locations closest to your zoomed-in area first, so if you aren't seeing what you want to see, adjust your map and try again. For best results, center the region of your active route on the map and zoom out slightly.

Warrior Tip: If you aren't seeing any results, keep typing--Road Warrior waits until you have typed in 6 characters to search, saving you data and processing time

The search can also return your Favorites or Contacts if you have these settings enabled in Search Settings. The default settings are to search the Web and Saved Favorites only. Your permission is required to search your Contacts.

Warrior Tip: To change your search settings, simply tap the gear icon in the top-right corner when in search mode.

Once you select a result, you will get a Search Confirmation pop-up to allow you to visually confirm that it is the correct address. Once you verify it's correct, simply select the Route Red circle on the bottom-right of the screen and your Stop will be added.

You are now in search mode, which allows you to quickly add multiple stops at a time. When you are all done adding your stops, simply select the back icon in the top-left of the screen and you'll return to your planner.

Warrior Tip: Need to add more stops after exiting search mode? No problem--simply re-enter search mode anytime by selecting the Route Red circle with the search icon.

Basic Internet Search

If you type in an address and then Click "Search" on your keyboard, the results that display are from an internet search only. Results will not include favorites or contacts.

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.

Entering Coordinates

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.

Search Settings

Search settings can be reached by selecting the gear-shaped settings icon in the upper right of the screen, when in search mode. These settings allow you to control things like your search sources and search options.


Managing Search Limits

There are a limited amount of auto-complete searches provided by search. The limit is 50 auto-completes for a Basic user and 256 for a PRO user each day.

Warrior Tip: For entering large amounts of data, consider using a bulk upload tool. With this, you can upload a spreadsheet (e.g. Excel) of data all at one time. For more info, check out the "Uploading" article.

Exceeding the autocomplete 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.