You can use eSpatial Routing to reduce travel costs, improve fuel efficiency, and increase the number of customers you can serve.

You can add routing to your map from the Control Panel.

You can add stops to your route in the following ways:

  • Click on a point on the Map. The first point you click becomes the Start point. The last point you click becomes the End point.
  • Click on Add Address. You can enter an address or place a point on the map. Placing a point on a map will cause an icon to open on the map screen. This will allow you to confirm the correct address data is being used and whether to use this point as the Starting or Finishing point
  • Click on Multi-add. You can then click on the map and draw an area selecting all the points inside that area.
  • You can now add points from polygons. You can do this with Custom Areas that you have manually created, geographic boundaries, drive time boundaries, and territory boundaries. 

You can combine all three methods above to create your route.

  • For Professional accounts, a route can have 25 stops including the Start and Finish Points.
  • For Team accounts, a route can have 50 stops including the Start and Finish Points.
  • For Power Analyst accounts, a route can have 100 stops including the Start and Finish Points.
  • For Team Plus accounts, a route can have 100 stops including the Start and Finish Points.
  • For Enterprise accounts, a route can have 100 stops including the Start and Finish Points.

Setting the Start and Finish Points and Deleting Stops

By default the first point you select becomes the Start point. The last point you select becomes the Finish point. You can edit the Start and Finish points as follows.

  • Click on the point name in the Routing window or click on the point on the map. This will open the Point Information window.
  • Select Start Here, Finish Here or Remove Stop as needed.
  • Alternatively you can click on the arrow under the point in the Routing Window and select Start Here or Finish Here as needed. To remove a stop click on the X beside the stop name in the Routing Window.

Adding in your Start Times

  • Click on the Times button.
  • Add a Start Data
  • Add a Start Time
  • Add a Default Stop Time, this allows you to include the time you may spend meeting with clients. 

  • To edit your default stop time for one or more stops, click on the stop time and enter in your chosen time you want to spend with a specific client. 

Creating the Route

Once you have selected the Start and Finish and all stops along your route you can create your route.

  • If its a round trip check the Round Trip box.
  • Click the Optimize Route box to get the optimum route.
  • Click on the Get Route button.
  • To create your route in trucking time, click on the truck
  • To create your route using walking time, click on the person
  • To create your route using driving time, click on the car

The route will be presented on the map along with all stops, the turn by turn directions and the arrival and departure times for each stop will be displayed in the Routing Window.

  • Click on the Edit Route button to edit the route.
  • Click on the Exit Routing button in the Control Panel to return to the map.

Exporting the Route

  • Click on the Export button in the Control Panel.
  • You can export your Routes to a MapBook for sharing as a PowerPoint.
  • You can export your route as an .ics file to add to your calendar.
  • You can also export your Routes as a CSV file.

Printing the Route

  • Click on the Print button in the Control Panel.
  • You can print the map. This will create a JPG that you can print.

Saving the Route

  • Click on the Save button in the Control Panel and select Save as to save your route map.
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