Isochrone API

Isochrone API

Calculate the area that can be travelled to within a specified distance or time and visualise that area on a map. The isochrone maps provide accurate polygon shapes with customisable parameters such as arrival or departure times, predicted traffic, and user’s location. The Isochrone API optimises travel times for modes of transportation, including walking, driving, and public transit. Isochrone maps use cases include:

  • Stolen vehicle recovery: Use a time-based search to outline how far the vehicle could have travelled.
  • Real Estate: determine potential locations near workplace, schools, amenities.
  • Zoning and transport planning: use criteria such as population and amenity locations to determine the area for vehicle service

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Why Bing Maps Isochrone API?

Visualise travel time and distance

Determine a travel-time or travel-distance polygon for the area that you can reach, using time-specific or distance-specific isolines.

The Bing Maps Isochrone API calculates the area that can be travelled to within a specified distance or time and provides a travel time or distance polygon to visualize the shape of that area on a map. This API serves as a great tool when exploring the area that can be reached from a designated starting point within a set time period to optimise planning.

Optimise Travel: Plan by avoiding routes, such as bridges, ferries or tolls

Travel Modes: Supports driving, walking, and public transportation

Predictive Traffic: Predictive traffic for the targeted area

Customise Parameters: Avoid routes that use toll roads or highways

Flexibility: Multiple polygons, to determine intersecting area

Bing Maps Isochrone API Use Cases

Do you need to  perform queries like, “Which locations are within 15 minutes of here.”

With the Bing Maps Isochrone API, you can calculate an area of interest and visualise the travel-time or travel-distance polygon shape on a map. For example, understand an area for a future business location, a customer delivery radius, or determine transit or commute times.

You can apply spatial math queries to this shape and gain deeper insights to enhance planning.

  • Real estate: determine potential home locations near a given location (e.g., workplace, schools, amenities).
  • Stolen vehicle recovery: outline the search area by using a time-based search of how far the vehicle could have travelled.
  • Zoning and transportation planning: determine the area for vehicle service.
  • Retail and restaurants: evaluate promotional opportunities at a current location or explore new areas for expansion.
  • Municipality transit planning: based on criteria such as population and amenity locations

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