Towards a Dynamic Isochrone Map: Adding Spatiotemporal Traffic and Population Data

Joris Berg van den , B.J. Köbben, Sander Drift van der, Luc Johannes Josephus Wismans

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This research combines spatiotemporal traffic and population distribution data in a dynamic isochrone map. To analyze the number of people who have access to a given area or location within a given time, two spatiotemporal variations should ideally be taken into account: (1) variation in travel time, which tend to differ throughout the day as a result of changing traffic conditions, and (2) variation in the location of people, as a result of travel. Typically, accessibility research includes neither one or only variation in travel time. Until recently, we lacked insight in where people were located throughout the day. However, as a result of new data sources like GSM data, the opportunity arises to investigate how variation in traffic conditions and variation in people’s location influences accessibility through space and time. The novelty of this research lies in the combination of spatiotemporal traffic data and spatiotemporal population distribution data presented in a dynamic isochrone web map. A case study is used for the development of this isochrone map. Users can dynamically analyze the areas and people who can reach various home interior stores in the Netherlands within a given time, taking into account traffic conditions and the location of people throughout the day.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Location Based Services 2018
EditorsPeter Kiefer, Haosheng Huang, Nico Van de Weghe, Martin Raubal
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-71470-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-71469-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event14th International Conference on Location Based Services 2018 - ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 15 Jan 201817 Jan 2018
Conference number: 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
ISSN (Print)1863-2351


Conference14th International Conference on Location Based Services 2018
Abbreviated titleLBS 2018
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