Maps are web-based using Openlayers technology and subscribers can query them by trip purpose, mode of travel and type of accessibility measure. This page contains some non-interactive maps to illustrate the outputs. Users only need to have Javascrips enabled on their computers of mobile devices. Results are immediately displayed as shaded areas on the map, using standard British (2011) census geography. Clicking on an area brings up a box with data relating to the location - such as time to services and census area code. Some data on destination locations is not openly available so cannot be displayed.
The scale of the maps automatically changes depending on zoom to ensure an appropriate level of detail is shown to main clear mapping at all scales, from local authority districts (2013), through Middle Layer Super Output Areas (or Intermediate Zone in Scotland, 2011), to Lower Layer Super Output Areas (or Data Zone in Scotland, 2011). Boundaries are shown against an Open Street Map base.
Travel times are shown in minutes to nearest destination or if selected the choice of destinations available.
Aggregate "all" values average data for all of the destination-specific values mapped for each country by the selected mode. Since the range of destinations varies between countries (see below), these all values are not comparable between countries, only within. "All" values give a crude assessment of access to a range of services, but can be useful when highlighting dominant patterns, such relatively poor public transport access for deep rural areas, in comparison to more built up city areas.
The choice rating is a value from 0 to 10. Higher values indicate access to a wider choice of individual services (matching the destination type selected). The rating is calculated from the travel time to the nearest 10 locations, weighted by a mode and destination type-specific "deterrence parameter" which reflects the willingness of people to travel to different destination types by different modes.
Car and public transport travel times are mapped for England, Wales and Scotland. England's maps also include travel time by cycle, and a Choice rating for all 3 modes.
Available destination types are shown in the table below:
|Primary School||Yes||Yes||Car Only|
|Secondary School||Yes||Yes||Car Only|
Northern Ireland and island dependencies (such as the Isle of Man) are not included on any map.
Access to these maps is available by subscription, starting from £10 per month. Please contact us to discuss your subscription.
Mapped data is derived from:
- England: DfT Journey Time Statistics
- Scotland: Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
- Wales: Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation
For a full technical explanation of the Choice rating, see paragraph 37 and annex F of the Travel time calculation methodology.
Maps extracted by the user (for example, for use in reports or publicity) should be attributed: "Base map © OpenStreetMap contributors. Census Areas boundaries licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0." There are no licensing fees for reusing these sources.