• Explain reachability briefly
  • How to navigate there
  • How to set it up

Select “Reachability” from the drop-down menu on the right side of the application. Under the reachability tab, you can see the reachability configurations. Select a mean of transport and time to visualize your catchment area within a given time.

If you select the train icon, three new options are revealed which let you constrain the transit routes and hence make them more attractive to commuters. The first is ‘Max Transfers’ which corresponds to changing a line (e.g. Bus to Train) when using public transportation. The second special option is ‘Max walking time to transport’ and corresponds to the distance a person must walk in order to reach the first public transportation stop. The ‘Time Frame’ option allows you to specify the time range when you want to commute. It also gives you the option to check if there is any available connection during a certain timeframe. If you select the car icon, a special option called rush hour is revealed. Switch the toggle button on if you want to check your reachability during high traffic times.

Background data-based Reachability

You can combine data sets with the reachability function by activating the “Background Data” toggle button on the top left part of the application. Make sure you have a data-set imported into your project. If everything is set, the visualization changes and the “Results” button can be clicked. The “Results” button opens a display of a two-dimensional bar chart on the right that shows you, for example, how many people you can reach based on your selection. If you have multiple statistics imported, you can see the reachability value for those data sets on the right side as well. You can change between 2D visualization and 3D visualization mode on the top left part of the application.