The application that I am designing has a pretty intense searching capability and one of the biggest search criteria is origin and destination. With the company being centered around shipping it is important for our users to be able to search origin and destination by multiple US states and by a radius. I am struggling with what would be the best UI to handle a control like this.
Here are a few ideas I have come up with so far.
Idea 1 Use a combo box approach where the drop down to control radius and multi search is attached to the input where the user enters in the states they want to search
Idea 2 Use radio buttons to control radius and multi search and only show them when the user is focused on the input control.
Does any one have any thoughts on either of these, or has any one had any experience with something like this?