You are right that this should be better documented on our wiki.Hi Apologies in advance if this has been answered I could not find it...
Simply put I am using the Route function in some scripts works a treat for finding mats traders, interstellar factors etc. My issue is: Is it limited to systems within one jump, i.e. your max jump range. Or can it do a multi-jump route, and i'm just too dim to work it out properly ?
The Route function was implemented by the late Cmdr Hoodathunk, and one of his final posts on our Discord server was to confirm that it operates over a cube centred on your current position. It queries the EDSM database and for performance reasons, and to reduce the load on the EDSM server, this query needs to be somewhat tightly specified. Specifically it is restricted to:
(a) stations within 10000 Ls from the arrival point and
(b) a cube of 80 Ly for Technology Brokers, 40 Ly for Materials Traders and 25 Ly for Interstellar Factors.
I hope this helps.