Podaris:Insight Site Selection Analysis

Podaris:Insight Site Selection analysis allows you to locate the areas that are accessible from a number of different starting points within a given time.

Site Selection

What is Podaris:Insight?

Podaris:Insight is a toolkit for simplifying a number of types of accessibility analysis. It is designed to dramatically speed up the process of performing accessibility analysis on networks and datasets created or imported in Podaris.

It provides a simple interface through which analysis projects can be created and shared, and the corresponding results exported. You can learn more about Podaris:Insight and the analysis types that it offers here.

What is the Site Selection analysis type?

The site selection analysis type allows you to locate the areas that are accessible from a number of different starting points within a given time. It presents you with a colour-coded view of your locations and an isochrone showing the accessible area.

Use Cases

  • Property search: find the locations that meet your geographic constraints
  • Office relocation: where is accessible to all employees within a certain time by different modes?
  • Real estate: find the optimal location for a new hospital, depot, or even

Step by Step

1. Add basic information such as a name and description that will be visible to viewers of the project.

2 Select a network and a view to be used in the analysis.

3. Add at least one location. This can be plotted manually or uploaded. These will be either the origin or destination points for your isochrones, depending on what you have selected in the locations type.

4. Amend any site selection options such as maximum duration and transfer limit as necessary 

6. Click Save and Run Analysis. You will be notified when the analysis is complete.

Interpreting results

Site Selection results

The results page and associated map show the areas reachable from your locations using the selected network in the form of an isochrone. Here you can colour code your locations and isochrone and set the visibility of project settings for any viewers.

Exporting results

Exporting analysis

Your analyses can be exported by clicking the project name, and Export Analyse. From here, you can export in a variety of formats, such as GIS and the Podaris file format.