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Drawing an isochrone

With smappen, you can draw isochrones, isodistances and catchment areas very easily and free of charge. These areas represent how far you can go in a given time, or show everything within a certain distance of a given point. They are often used for market-analysis purposes, or for having a look at a delivery area.

To draw a travel-time area, or isochrone, go to the map.

When you’re looking at the map, go to the area-creation panel at the top left of the screen to draw your first isochrone:

Next, set your area’s starting point:

Select the “Travel-time area” mode by clicking on the corresponding button:

Lastly, select the mode of transportation and the travel time (maximum 12h):

To set a travel time of more than 2hrs, modify the time directly in the dedicated box.

Finish by clicking on the Calculate button. You’ve just drawn your first isochrone!

To go further:

Updated on February 2, 2024