Mapping Options & Google Places
The Mapping module for LoadMaster and PowerBroker supports Google and Trimble MAPS. Other mapping products, such as PC*MILER windows mapping, are also options you can subscribe to and choose. Google and Trimble MAPS traffic overlays are also supported.
The mapping features are available in many places in the system including Orders, Movements, Planning, and Mobile Communications. Maps will plot routes, display stop information, mobile comm positions, and call-in history.
An integration with Google Places API is available for LoadMaster and PowerBroker. This integration is visible in the Locations, Customers, Prospects, and Order stop screens. As a user adds a new location or customer, a search string can be sent to Google Places to return the appropriate match. Once selected, all of the available master file data is updated with the information. This simplifies the data entry process and provides a mechanism to check for duplicate records utilizing the Google Places ID. Additional control file options are available to allow for automatic location master file creation, when Google Places is used as part of the order entry process. This optional feature requires a developer’s API key for the Google Places service and could involve additional charges from Google.