Monday, March 13, 2017
Drive Time with Iscoscope
This year Maps Mania has already featured a number of interactive maps which help you visualize how far you can travel for a specific period of time. These isochrone maps include farfrom.io, walkshed.js and TravelTime.
Of course how far you can travel can be constrained by the time of day when you travel. When traveling by public transit you might be able to travel further during busy commuting times if your transit network runs a more frequent service during these times. Conversely you probably can't drive as far during the rush hour due to the increased amount of traffic on the roads.
Isoscope is a driving time map which takes into account the time of day when you travel to visualize how far you can drive in a defined period of time. Enter your location into Isoscope and it will present you with an isochrone map showing how far you can drive for every hour of the day. The map features 24 layered polygons, each of which represents a different hour of the day. You can use the control panel to highlight the isochrone layer for any particular hour of the day. You can also adjust the map to take into account the different days of the week.