PC*MILER enables you to search for points of interest (POI) and custom places in the United States and Canada from a route window, either within a specified radius around a location or along a corridor on a route. 


Optionally, the search can target specific POI categories and can include a key word search. Categories include truck stops and services, parking and rest areas, intermodal terminals, highway exits, airports, schools and facilities, hotels/motels, emergency/medical, and custom places


Searching Within a Radius Around a Location

To search for POIs within a radius of a location:


1.   Either enter a location in the route window City field or select a stop on the stop list, then select Place of Interest from the stop type drop-down. If one or more stops have been entered and you don’t specify a location for the search in the City field, PC*MILER will search around the previous stop.



2.   (Optional)  To narrow your search, below the City field enter a word or name to search for in the Name field. For example, you could enter “inn” and all POIs with a name that includes “inn” will be found.


3.   In the Search within field, specify a radius. The default here is 5.0 miles.


4.   (Optional)  In the categories drop-down, uncheck the categories that you don’t want to include in the search. If it’s easier, clear the list of check marks by unchecking Show All Categories and then check the ones you want.  


TIP: “Custom” includes only places that were created using the default category; “Custom Place” includes all other custom place categories.


5.  Click Search. A pick list of POIs will be created and displayed on the map.* 



6.   To zoom to any POI on the map, highlight it on the pick list. Click OK or double-click to enter the selected POI as a stop. 



7.   The POI you select will be entered as a stop.  It can be edited, deleted or moved on the list like any other stop on the trip. 



*Fuel prices are available with a PC*MILER|Streets license.


Searching for POIs Along a Route

(PC*MILER|Streets must be installed and “Highway and Streets” must be enabled in the Route Options dialog or active route profile.) To search for POIs along a trip leg between two stops, a route must be generated before the search.


1.   First enter and run a route.


2.   In the left column, click the plus icon at the place where you want to insert the POI.


3.   Select Place of Interest from the stop type drop-down.



4.   Select along the route from the Search drop-down. The City, Name and Search within fields will be disabled when you select this option.



5.   (Optional) In the categories drop-down, uncheck the POI categories that you don’t want to include in the search. If it’s easier, clear the list of check marks by unchecking Show All Categories and then check the ones you want.  


TIP: “Custom” includes only places that were created using the default category; “Custom Place” includes all other custom place categories.


6.  Click Search to create a pick list and see the POIs on the map. To zoom to a POI on the map, highlight it on the pick list. To enter a POI from the pick list as a stop, either double-click it or select it and click OK



7.   The POI can be edited, deleted or moved on the stop list like any other stop on the trip.