Kilometre radius maps
To create a kilometre radius map, draw a straight line from a starting point and use this straight line to draw a circle. The km radius map below was made using our km radius map tool. It shows a 5km radius map from the centre of Paris.
Creating a km radius map allows you to see locations that are reachable within 5 kilometres. What it doesn’t show them is how long it will take to reach those locations.
Kilometre radius maps assume that we are travelling as the crow flies. But transport networks, mode of transport and the time of day can affect journey times. That’s why our kilometre radius map tool also allows you to search by travel time.
Let’s use the same example as before - a 5km radius map from the centre of Paris. The image below shows a travel time shape (an isochrone) layered on to the kilometre radius map. The user can now see where is reachable within 30 minutes by public transport, as well as locations within 5km.
Travel time radius maps in Europe
You can make your own travel time map using driving, cycling, walking and public transport.
Make your own travel time map
- Select maximum travel time
- Select start point
- Select mode of transport
Take a look at some examples below.
You can start making distance radius maps and compare travel times using our km radius map tool. Or, you can create travel time maps or begin coding a travel time area. For more information on kilometer radius maps visit our radius resource centre.