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 means of transport to visualize your catchment area within a given time.

If you select public transportation, 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 lines on 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 line. The third option is ‘Time Frame’ and by selecting a specific range you can check if there are available connections during your timeframe.

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

Statistics Based Reachability

You can combine statistical datasets with the reachability function by enabling the Statistics-based Reachability option at the bottom right side of the application. If you do so, the ‘visualization type’ option will change from edge/hexagon to 2D/3D. Select 2D if would like to see a plain visualization on the map. Select the 3D map in order to see three-dimensional bar charts on the map. Select a data set of your choice from the drop-down menu in order to visualize it. The height of the bars in 3D mode represents the amount of the selected statistic group in the grid cell. Underneath the drop-down menu a two-dimensional bar chart appears that shows you e.g. how many people you can reach based on your settings.