Entering Search Mode

Adding stops to a route via search is the most important and frequent actions. To promote the accessibility of this important function, there is now a big bright red floating magnifiying glass button to further elevate this critical action.

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. 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.

New* Search Mode

Selecting a result from the list will bring the map, which allows you to visually verify location before tapping the raspberry icon to drop a stop pin. You now stay in search mode to quickly add multiple stops at once, while viewing each added stop's pin in the map. Once you've entered all of your stops, hit the back icon to return to the Planner. Need to add more stops after exiting search mode? No problem, you can re-enter search mode at anytime.

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. For best results, center the active route in the area of interest and make sure it is zoomed out enough that the visible area includes the locations be searched. This significantly helps the search process to disambiguate and provide the most accurate results.

Basic Internet Search

If you type in an address and then Click "GO" or "Search" icon on your keyboard, the results that display are from an internet search only.

Your keyboard may say something slightly different as your keyboard is controlled by your phone, not Road Warrior. See the example below). Results will not include favorites or contacts. Next, a list of search results will appear.

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 are accessible from the settings icon in the upper right of the search screen.

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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 specific 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).

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.

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.