Is there any method in which I could setup a route from work to home:
and then add an additional location:
and search for specific type of location, such as park, supermarket, gas station, etcetera:
to find the location which is least disruptive to my route, with traffic remaining factored in)?
Current attempts to search for supermarket (using Google Maps on Chrome browser on Windows PC) assume a specific supermarket without offering a selection.
(In my specific experiment, the automatically selected supermarket was immediately undesirable since it asks me to head away from my home rather than suggest a place which is on the way.)
Alternatives are available, using the link:
is this not the supermarket you were looking for?.
Clicking this link lists several other alternative supermarkets (with addresses written in unselectable text), but when mouse-hovering over the alternatives, the route(s) to/through these locations (or even just a pin of the location) don't load up on the map; therefore you have to choose one blindly, with no recourse for comparison.
Opening the alternatives in a new tab is not supported.
Clicking any of the suggestions (blindly) also causes the user to (irrevocably) lose the search to the rest.
back shows the original, automatically-selected supermarket, but removes the link to show alternatives.
Additionally, reperforming the search tends to list the supermarkets in a different order, which leads the user toward losing track of which supermarkets have been attempted already.