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MAPS:
OPTIMIZED ROUTES
FEATURE:
CAPABILITY

Turn your map pins into routes in seconds. But even better than this, the power to create the most optimized routes on Planet Earth is right at your fingertips!

Plus, it’s easy to quickly generate the efficient routes you need. Here’s how.

OPTIMIZE EXISTING PINS

It’s time to stop plugging addresses into Google Maps one at a time. Optimizing your routes doesn’t have to take hours; it takes just a few clicks with Route Optimization in Mapline!

Whether you need to create several optimized routes for multiple drivers, or you just want to create one highly-efficient route, you’re in the right place.

Draw a shape in any configuration on your map. Surround the pins you want to include in the same route, then close the shape.

Before you click the orange NEXT button, be sure to draw as many shapes as you need. Once you click NEXT, Mapline will optimize the routes for all the pins within your shape(s).

Screenshot of a polygon being drawn around several map pins
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Pro Tip: Optimized routes are ideal for routes that change infrequently. Do you have routes that change every day? Do you manage hundreds of different drivers, locations, schedules, and vehicle capacities, etc.? Automate everything with Geo Dispatch! (Trust us, you don’t want to miss this).

CREATE STOPS ONE-BY-ONE

Maybe you already have optimized routes, but you need to add a new route to your map?

Or maybe you don’t need a route that includes all of the pins in a given area, just specific ones?

Just click the map to add pins one-at-a-time. If you want to include existing pins, click on those too, then click DONE.

No matter how helter-skelter your pins are, Mapline will automatically generate the most efficient route for the stops you selected. That’s incredible!

Screenshot of a set of stops being dropped one-by-one on the map

STYLE ROUTES

Adjust the color, transparency, and thickness of your route lines on the map for enhanced visibility. Make your route lines more transparent if you have lots of routes and your map is becoming visually overwhelming. Or, color code your routes to differentiate between drivers.

Select a color from the options, or click the Customize button to add your own custom hex codes. Once your custom colors are added, you can access them by clicking the More > button.

LIGHTBOX SECTION NAME

Here, you determine how you want your route layer to appear and behave in your map menu.

The Expand and Collapse toggle gives you control over the route layer in your map’s sidebar.

Maybe the subfolders in your sidebar list all of the drivers assigned to your routes? Turn on Always Expanded if you want the subfolders within your layer folder to always be visible in the sidebar.

Or maybe you never need to see the data in your subfolders, because it always remains the same? Turn on Always Collapsed if you never want to see subfolders for this layer.

Alternatively, leave the Expand and Collapse checkbox unchecked if you always want the option to expand and collapse folders.

The Visibility Toggle allows you to turn the layer folder on and off, just like you would make a Photoshop layer visible or invisible.

Check the Disable Visibility Toggle if you want to ensure that this layer is always visible on the map, and can never be turned off. This is especially helpful for routes that never change.