Pointing and clicking on your maps to assign stops or barriers

You can create stops or barriers by pointing and clicking on the map. This is helpful if you don't know the exact address of the stop or barrier but can place it visually. With the correct options enabled, the stop or barrier location can be added to your map and assigned the address closest to where you clicked.

  1. Click the Find Route button Find Route on the Tools toolbar.
  2. Add a routing service following the instructions in one of the following topics.
  3. To see the nearest address listed for each stop or barrier that you assign, add an address locator following the instructions in one of the following topics.
  4. Click the Stops or Barriers tab.
  5. Click the Add stop by click tool Add Stop (on the Stops tab) or the Add barrier by click tool Add Barrier (on the Barriers tab).
  6. Click on the map where you want to place a stop or barrier. The stop or barrier is added to the map, and the closest street address appears in the stops list.
  7. Optionally, add other stops or barriers to the list by clicking on the map.
  8. To move a stop up or down in the listed routing order, select the stop in the list (the corresponding stop on the map is highlighted in yellow), then click the Up or Down arrow buttons.
  9. To remove a stop or barrier, click the stop or barrier in the list and click the Remove button.
  10. If you want the route to end at one of the stops previously listed, check the Return to check box in the Stops tab and select the desired stop.
  11. Click the Find Route button to calculate the route and display it on the map.
  12. Click the Directions tab to see detailed directions for your route that include the driving distance and driving time.

If you want the order of the stops on the route to be determined by the most efficient travel route, click the Options tab and check Reorder stops to find optimal route. If you want the route calculated using a specific order of the stops, make sure the Stops list reflects that order.


After adding a stop, you can rename it by clicking the stop in the list and clicking the Properties button. In the Stop Properties dialog box, you can also set a stop duration and a time window for the stop. This will affect the total driving time of the route, but only when the Use trip start option is enabled in the Options tab.


The Use trip start option in the Options tab can be used to enable certain data-dependent functionality, such as historic and real-time traffic, and time-dependent turn restrictions. For example, if historic traffic information is available in the routing service, set the trip start time to the time and date that you will be driving. The route solver will include the traffic information for the specified time slice when it calculates the route.

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Published 6/8/2010