The route planning map interface allows you to choose different map styles along with traffic and weather overlays. Route lines can be drawn in direct lines between stops “crow fly” style or drawn on the road network.
Show On Map gives you the ability to show or hide a variety of route-related data on the map. Unloaded Order locations, Loaded Stops, Route Lines, Stem Lines (Terminal legs of the routes), and the stop sequence numbers can all be shown or hidden on the map. Route name and Truck name labels can also be configured to be shown with the routes on the map as an option.
Viewing Unloaded Orders and Route Stops on the Map
Unloaded orders are displayed on the map as red circles. If more than one order is assigned to a location, indicating a multiple order delivery or pick up, the location is colored black. In the multiple order card on the right, if an individual order is clicked on the card, you will see the individual user card for that order. The fields shown on the card are configured in the left menu Preferences tab in the Aliases section. The selected default volume/quantity and stop user fields are shown on the card, along with EQ and Boundary codes.
If some routes are built, additional unloaded orders are shown on the map. If the route planner needs assistance in choosing the best existing route to place the new stop, a suggestion engine can make “best route” recommendations on the placement of those unloaded orders. This can be done directly on the map by clicking on the unloaded stop and using the light bulb to see the recommendations.
Route Stops are displayed on the map as route-colored circles (a sequence number can be shown if enabled). Clicking on the stop circles on the map will display a card with the volume and custom fields configured in Preference Aliases. Each card will also have a lightbulb icon in the header to suggest alternate routes.
NOTE: The T symbol on a circle is the location of the terminal, normally the starting point and the ending point for each route in a branch.
If you select a loaded stop and that stop’s route is not pinned, the popup will display the same information as other map popups; however, there will be a button on the card that says View Route Details. Clicking that button will pin the stop list for that route.
A Stop with multiple orders has a count greater than one on the stop card. The example below is a (+3), meaning three individual consolidated orders for that stop. The arrows at the bottom of the stop card allow you to sequence through the orders right and left.
Viewing Routes on the Map
Route line and stop circle colors for the route are assigned by Daily Planner. The color assigned is also used for the route card and the stop cards for that route. These colors are not currently customizable.
When routes are built, the sequence number of each stop appears inside of the stop circles. Users can pan the map by click+hold-and-dragging (the clinched hand) to the desired position. The map can be zoomed in and out with the mouse wheel or via the zoom icons on the map.
NOTE: Road network lines do not indicate that the routes were created with road network data. That is on the roadmap for late 2022.
Lasso Stops on Map
The Lasso Tool allows you to quickly create a route on the map by drawing a lasso around the unloaded orders. The unloaded orders are identified by red circles. After the lasso is created circling the orders wanted for the route, right-click the mouse. The Create Route dialog will appear which will allow you to pick a truck profile (by default, the one chosen when going through the wizard will be shown), an asset, load date, and route name (optional). Once the route is created on the map, a corresponding route card will be created within the Route list.
TIP: Double-click the final point of the lasso to finalize it.