Reachability

Select “Reachability” from the drop-down menu on the right side of the application. Under the reachability tab, you can see the reachability configurations. Select a mean of transport and time to visualize your catchment area within a given time.

If you select the train icon, three new options are revealed which let you constrain the transit routes and hence make them more attractive to commuters. The first is ‘Max Transfers’ which corresponds to changing a line (e.g. Bus to Train) when using public transportation. The second special option is ‘Max walking time to transport’ and corresponds to the distance a person must walk in order to reach the first public transportation stop. The ‘Time Frame’ option allows you to specify the time range when you want to commute. It also gives you the option to check if there is any available connection during a certain timeframe.

If you select the car icon, a special option called rush hour is revealed. Switch the toggle button on if you want to check your reachability during high traffic times.

Statistics-based Reachability

You can combine statistical data sets with the reachability function by activating the Statistic-based Reachability toggle underneath the travel settings. Make sure you have a statistic imported into your project as well as selected on the left sidebar of the application. If everything is set, a two-dimensional bar chart appears on the right that shows you, for example, how many people you can reach based on your selection. If you have multiple statistics imported, you can see the reachability value for those data sets on the right side as well.

If the Statistic-based Reachability is active, the ‘visualization type’ option will change from edge/hexagon to 2D/3D. Select 2D if you would like to see a plain visualization on the map. Select the 3D map in order to see the statistic value as a three-dimensional bar chart on the map.