How Far Can I Travel
Discover how far you can travel on land from a fixed point. Specify the start point, then input either how far you can go or your mode of transport with time available. This tool will then show you the range of locations that you can reach in that time on and isochrone map.
How Far Can I Travel Map
|Units of measurement||km miles|
|(1)||Enter an Address|
|(2A)||Speed||And Time :||hours|
|(2B)||How far can you travel||km|
|(Optional)||Choose Processing Speed Vs Accuracy|
|Mode of Transport?|
|Google Earth KML Output - Feedback is welcome as this will most likely have bugs|
|Once you have a radius on the map :|
|URL to link back - Feedback is welcome as this will most likely have bugs|
|Use this URL to link to this map :|
|Find ZIP Codes inside|
|Click Here :|
How to use the How Far Can I Travel Tool
You do not need to interact with the map as it will move and resize depending on what you input. To start with, input an address / location in to option 1. Remember, the entire world has to be searched to find this location so make it precise. For example "123 Example Road, ExCity, Excountry" is a good method.
Next you need to indicate the total road distance you can travel. This can be done in two ways:
2A : By inputting a speed of travel and a travel time. For example you may wish to walk for 1 hour.
2B : By inputting a distance. For example you wish to find somewhere 50km away.
Optional, Specify how accurate you want the results to be. Accuracy can be low medium or high. This will result in the tool running faster or slower (more accurate means more time needed). If you find your web browser becoming slow of even crashing you are advised to lessen the accuracy.
Then click [Search] and wait a short time for the start point and all points on the perimeter of your range to be displayed.
Hover over a perimeter marker to see it's road distance from the start point and the as the crow flies distance. Click on a marker to see the address of any nearby locations.
You can then export the area to KML file with or without endpoints. Endpoints are the yellow pins that appear inside Google Earth
The How Far Can I Travel tool has been developed after requests by numerous people all of whom had different applications for it but all asked for a similar thing. "Instead of a radius as the crow flies, can you do a radius as the car drives" was the most popular way of explaining this. Please get in contact to report bugs or suggest improvements.
- 15th July 2014 : Version 4.1
- Multiple areas can now be added
- Improved algorithm to prevent 'cross-over'
- 10th July June 2014 : Version 4.0
- Improved search algorithm
- New option to select mode of travel (walking, cycling, driving)
- Now shows percent complete during processing
- 26th June 2014 : Version 3.2
- New option to Find ZIP Codes inside the area
- 23rd January 2014 : Version 3.1
- Added Full Screen option
- 13th November 2013 : Version 3.0
- Google Maps API V3 Implemented
- 13th June 2012 : Version 2.9
- URL generated now includes the settings for avoid highways and show end markers
- 27th September 2011 : Version 2.8
- URL generated now includes the units (km/miles)
- 27th July 2011 : Version 2.7
- Added notification when processing is finished
- Added option to show/hide markers
- Added option to switch between km and miles
- 29th June 2011 : Version 2.6
- Added avoid highways option
- 21st September 2010 : Version 2.5
- Added miles output on each markers's hover over event
- 17th August 2010 :- Version 2.4
- Added export to KML with End Points option.
- 29th July 2010 : Version 2.3
- Added URL output to allow you to send a link with your map criteria to someone else.
- 10th March 2010 : Version 2.2
- Added export to KML option.
- 31st January 2010 : Version 2.1
- Increased maximum range to 999km instead of 99km.
- 22nd December 2009 : Version 2.0
- New option allowing user to specify how fast or slow (inverse to accuracy) they wish the tool to run.
- 25rd November 2009 : Version 1.4
- Added notification when address is not found. Before this nothing seemed to happen on screen.
- 23rd November 2009 : Version 1.3
- Added nearby location text upon clicking a perimeter marker
- 23rd November 2009 : Version 1.2
- 22nd November 2009 : Version 1.1
- Corrected units issue
- Added as the crow flies output to the tooltip for each marker.
- 22nd November 2009 : Version 1.0
Previous Comments For This Page
I love the tool and site! Seems to choke on long distance trips when trying to calculate a complete diameter. Can you put in an option to in a specific direction (N,S,E or W) for example
By Steve on 23/07/2014
This is an awesome tool. Thank you for making it public and free!
By Zach on 17/07/2014
On 15/07/2014, this should now be possible. Just do a 2nd search.
By Free Map Tools on 15/07/2014
Would it be possible to allow for the overlay of multiple radii, as in one of your other programs? To find a potential housing zone within 15 miles each of 2 places of work?
Good evening. I was wondering if you had a tool that tells how long it takes to travel between 2 places?
By Anonymous on 14/07/2014
Nice tool thanks. I think there's plenty of commercial use for this - I'd certainly pay if there was the "outragously accurate" option. Not sure how this would end up looking though. It does seem to go a bit wobbly when choosing areas near seas or big rivers.
[Find Zips] should now be working.
By Free Map Tools on 08/07/2014
This tool could be very useful to electric car owners. If you made an app in particular I think it would be popular. Owners want to know "Where can I go that is XX miles from here"
By Stuart McGarrity on 08/07/2014
The Find Zips codes isn't working
Be cool to include traffic, too. Like this guy (although the traffic data is inaccurate, and it's limited to a 10min drive): http://isoscope.martinvonlupin.de/
By mMM on 03/07/2014
Really practical !! I am planning my vacation and it is really helpful :)
By Cindy B on 01/07/2014
This is awesome. Very helpful. I'm relocating and need to know what's within a 15 minute drive of the office. This tool is just what I needed.
The "Generate KML" files links are not working. How do we get this to work?
By tester on 27/05/2014
Excellent tool and really convenient to use. I'd love having a "outrageously accurate" mode, which could be really slow, but might explore a larger amount of possible routes. As mentioned in other comment, including the average traffic time depending on hours would push this tool to its ultimate version :-)
Awesome! This is absolutely a fantastic tool. I don't know how easy is was to make but it makes planning a cruise or hike so easy! Thanks for your work sir.
By Ed on 07/05/2014
Hi, the South Korea issue ties in with this artcle.
By Free Map Tools on 02/05/2014
Hi, fantastic tool. I have used a few times for UK. I have just tried for South Korea and no node points are mapped so no travel area plots.
By pmjf1977 on 01/05/2014
This is a fantastic tool, and a first starting point. As some others pointed out, adding more accuracy based on the speed limits and trafic patterns from Google map would improve the tools by 200%, because everyone knows that driving the same road on a Saturday morning or Monday AM at peak hours doesn't bring you that far within the same time frame... :-)
Keep going the good work.
By EagleOne on 30/04/2014
It seems to have a problem "completing a circle" when a place is near a coast. For example, I tried Trenton New Jersey and then put in a travel time of 4 hours and a speed of 50 miles per hour. The result was an odd shape and it left most of New Jersey (as well as New York City and Philly) unshaded.
By Ted on 26/04/2014
Amazing site to start planning road trips for summer. Thank you so much!
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