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Last updated: 06/05/2018 19:46:21

In this guide we will show how to utilise Drive-time (network) analysis in Azimap

Time to complete: 5 mins.

Tools required - Azimap

Step - 1 Open an existing map

Click on the row of your chosen map

 

Step – 2 Select the Drive Time tool

 

This will open up the drive time side panel

 

The drive time panel consists of three tabs:

  • Single Drive time
  • Intervals – drive time analysis with regular time bands
  • Groups – select multiple point features on a map and get drive time polygons for each

Drive Time Analysis – Single

Search box for drive time in minutes

 

Choose drive time polygon fill color and stroke color

 

Reset form to defaults

 

Generate drive time at location (select button and then click map to generate drive time)

 

I selected the Hammersmith Apollo in London as my centre point and got the resulting drive time polygon showing 15 mins drive time in all directions

 

After creating a drive time polygon it can be cloned to an existing polygon layer on the map using the cone button in the top right of the panel.   


And paste using the toolbar paste button 

 

This will copy the drive time poly (left) to a polygon (right) as per the below image

 

Drive Time Analysis – Intervals

The Intervals panel allows for the analysis of regular drive time bands from a location

  

Two input boxes:

 

  • Time duration – max time of analysis
  • Time interval – band size of drive time polygon 

Choose drivetime polygon near fill color (smallest polygon) and far fill color (largest polygon) and stroke color

 

Reset form to defaults

 

Generate drive time at location (select button and then click map to generate drive time polygons)

 

Again I selected the Hammersmith Apollo in London as my centre point and got the resulting drive time polygons showing 30 mins drive time in all directions in 5 minute bands.

 

Drive Time Analysis – Groups

The groups panel allows for the analysis of multiple drive time calculated from selected points on a map layer (single or multi)

 

Search box for drive time in minutes

 

Choose drivetime polygon fill color and stroke color

 

Reset form to defaults

 

Select multiple point features on a map using lasso tool

 

The selected features should look as below

 

Click on the Generate button to run the drive time analysis  

 

This generates 15 minute drive times for each of the selected points.

That’s all for our drive time analysis.

Thanks for reading the guide and we hope you planning your future routes with Azimap.

If you haven't signed up yet go to the Azimap website and click register.

Azimap 's drive time analysis is powered by OSRM.  

Open Source Routing Machine is a High performance routing engine designed to run on OpenStreetMap data.


Author: David McQuillan

Published Date: 27/10/2016