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 raspberry circle with the search icon in the bottom right corner of your app.
As you input characters into the search field for an address, RoadWarrior 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, RoadWarrior waits until you have type at least 6 characters before searching, 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, tap the gear icon in the top-right corner of Search Mode.
Once you select a result, you will get a Search Confirmation bar, allowing you to visually confirm the location before adding as a stop on your route by tapping the raspberry 'add stop pin' in the bottom-center of the screen.
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, re-enter Search Mode any time by selecting the raspberry search icon in the bottom-right corner of the route map or list.
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.
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 "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 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 daily limit is 50 auto-completes for basic accounts and 500 for Pro accounts.
Warrior Tip: For entering large amounts of data, consider using our spreadsheet uploading tool. Pro users can access the tool on web to upload location lists from spreadsheets (.xlxs) to their RoadWarrior account. For more info, check out the Upload User Guide. 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 Backup Search described above.