How are journey times calculated?
Whether you need journey time and distance matrices, isochrone catchments or routing, there are three key aspects to journey time calculations:
To create realistic journey time results, the journey time road data used in your routing solution must cover the area you are interested in, be suitably detailed, and correctly structured to ensure connectivity between each link in the journey time road network and to ensure road junctions, bridges and flyovers are appropriately treated when the journey time is calculated. More »
MapMechanics pioneered the processing of millions of GPS signals from real vehicles on the move to create journey time speed data by time of day and vehicle type to provide the best results for journey time and distance matrices. For some applications you can successfully use journey time speeds which simply reflect road classifications, or you may need even more detail and choose to use journey time data with added navigational information such as low bridges, one way streets etc. More »
TruckStops VRS, GeoXploit and MapMechanics territory optimisation and network planning all use sophisticated journey time algorithms based on Smart Routing journey time technology from GeoConcept. This includes the ability to take account of different journey time speeds, one-way streets, and flexible import and export facilities. The GeoConcept journey time engine can also use a special hierarchical network approach to make the generation of big journey time solutions faster.
MapMechanics combines the best offerings for each of these aspects (journey time data, journey time speeds and journey time software) to provide exceptionally detailed and accurate journey time results, enabling your business to reduce costs, improve customer service, make better-informed strategic decisions and plan more efficiently. More »