Routing allows users to find the best route from Point A to Point B using their local GIS. 


Add Starting Point


STEP 1: Zoom to a starting point or a saved bookmark. 


STEP 2: Click the Add Point to Route tool.



STEP 3: Click on the road next to your starting point.


Add Destination Points


STEP 4: Manually find destination points using navigation tools or by using the searches option.

  • Click on the Searches tab
  • Select the search and fill in the search parameters.
  • Select one of these search options (not limited to)
    • Rural Address search to find a property with a rural address.
    • Latitude Longitude to find a GPS location for a lost hiker, a weed infestation, garbage in the ditch, etc.
    • MuniSight PD - Development Permit search to find a property to inspect.
    • Transportation - Intersection or Road searches to find a washed out road or a sign down. 
    • Parcel search for a property. 
    • Landmark search for a community hall, church, cemetery or campground. 
  • Click the Search button.




STEP 5: Click the Add Point to Route tool.

  • Click on the road next to the destination point.
  • Give the stop a descriptive name to be used for the labels. (Optional)
  • Search for additional destination points and add them to the route. (You need to have a minimum of 2 stops.)


Review Route Stops and Options


    STEP 6: Check Best Order under Options, on the Routing tab. 

  • This will calculate the best order to travel to a selected destination point.
  • Select Keep First Stop from the Best Order drop down list.
    • This will ensure that the first point is retained as the start point, e.g. Office, Shop, Fire hall, etc.
  • Select any Options to use for the route.
    • Show directions to display directions for the route.
    • Show stop labels to display the stop labels on the map.
    • Return to start to use the start point as the last stop on our route, e.g. to return to the Office, Shop, Fire hall, etc.
  • For the Heavy Haul Trucker route, expand the Advance Options and fill in the applicable options. (Optional)    
    • Axle weight (%), vehicle weight, vehicle weight and vehicle height to calculate a route that is suitable for your heavy haul truck (if applicable). 



Show Route

    

    STEP 7: Click on the Show Route button. The route displays on the map. 



  • Turn off map layers at any time.
  • Click the Save Map to Image File tool or Print tool. (Optional)



Additional tips:

  • Edit your Route
    • Press, hold and drag the Reorder Stop tool to manually rearrange the stops.
    • Uncheck the box next to a stop to exclude it from the route.
    • Click the Delete Stop tool to remove a stop from the route.

  • Create a bookmark for a frequently used point
    • Zoom into the area to start a route.
    • Turn on any layers in the legend to be displayed. E.g. Rural Addresses, Map Points, Imagery, Graveling Program, etc.
    • Click the User Preferences tool.
    • Click the Manage Bookmarks tool.
    • Click the Add Bookmark tool.
    • Enter the name of the start point. E.g. Office, Shop, Fire hall, etc.
    • Verify the Only Save Map Coordinates option is unchecked.
    • Click the Create button. (A bookmark saves a location to access a frequently used point in the route quickly, it does not save the route.)
    • Click the Close button.

  • Zoom to a bookmark 
    • Click the User Preferences tool.
    • Click the Manage Bookmarks tool.
    • Select the starting point bookmark.
    • Click the Go To Bookmark tool.
    • Click the Close button.


  • Routing has a variety of uses
    • Emergency & protective services
      • from the fire hall to a rural address
      • from the fire hall to a lost or injured hiker or hunter
      • from the office to properties with bylaw complaints
    • Development officer
      • from the office to inspect properties with development permit or subdivision applications
    • Public works
      • from the shop to a sign down, reported by a ratepayer 
      • from the shop to a road and culvert washed out after a heavy rainfall, reported by a ratepayer
    • Heavy haul trucker
      • from the office to a gravel pit or construction site based on current road bans (if applicable)
    • Recreation & special events
      • from the office to a campground or rodeo
      • from the office to a church or community hall for a wedding or birthday celebration
    • Assessors
      • from the office to a new residential or industrial development that needs to be assessed
    • Weed inspector
      • from the office to the location of a weed complaint
      • from the office to the target properties/ cases to inspect