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.
As you input search 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 turned to ON. Adjust these search sources in settings. The default is to search the Web and Saved Favorites only. Your permission is required to search your Contacts.
Selecting a result from the list will cause a small map to pop up to allow you to visually verify that it is the correct address and location. There is also an option to choose the how to save this new location (e.g. Stop, Favorite, or update the Route Start).
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.
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 are accessible from the settings icon in the upper right of the search screen.
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 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.