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Distance Analysis Tool - but using drivetime not as the crow flies

  • 1.  Distance Analysis Tool - but using drivetime not as the crow flies

    Posted 12-12-2019 17:16
    I'm looking for a way to perform an analysis using the Distance Analysis tool but I need the unit of measure to be drive time miles, not as the crow flies miles.  Is there a way to accomplish this using MIPro?
    Diana

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    Diana Ketza
    Channel Development Manager
    GADBERRY GROUP (VAR)
    Little Rock AR
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  • 2.  RE: Distance Analysis Tool - but using drivetime not as the crow flies

    Posted 12-19-2019 03:04

    It depends on how accurate you need the result to be, Diana.

    MapInfo Pro allows you to create Drive Regions around a table of points. These regions can be based on time or distance. The Drive Regions are based on our GeoZone API. You would just know what drive region a point falls into and so not know the exact distance between the two points.

    We also have a GeoRoute API that can give the drive time or distance between two points. Unfortunately, the GeoRoute API has not yet been built into MapInfo Pro.

    Both these API require an account and some "credits" to work. As a MapInfo Pro user, you get 2000 credits each month that can be used.

    Alternatively, there is the add-on MapInfo RouteFinder developed by Routeware. This tool allows you to do all sorts of analysis and calculations based on a routing network.



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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Distinguished Engineer
    Pitney Bowes Software & Data
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