Freeway Drivetime



Freeway is a high performance drive time generator which can produce drive time polygons or origin-destination drive time tables under varying traffic conditions.

For end-users, Freeway comes bundled with a fully-integrated MapBasic application that interfaces directly with MapInfo or is available as a stand alone which can generate polygons either in MID/MIF or Atlas BNA formats.

For developers, Freeway includes the full API specification, enabling the rapid integration of the system with either mapping or market analysis applications.

The Challenge:

Finding the “right” site can be a time-consuming and nerve-racking process.

Market researchers routinely evaluate market potential and site selection suitability by examining local demographics, competitor locations and logistical factors within a proposed trade area.

Defining a proposed trade area based on traditional radial ring studies can cause significant errors of omission and commission, and can lead to poor sales potential and site selection decisions.

The Solution

Applied Spatial Technology’s Freeway Drive Time application uses sophisticated spatial analysis technology to more accurately define trade areas based on travel time from a proposed site.

Freeway can be used to produce:

  • polygons representing the area which can be driven from a specified point within a specified amount of time under user specified traffic conditions
  • point-to-point drive times between a single origin and single destination point
  • tables of drive times between a set of one or more origins and a set of one or more destinations

Freeway 2012 comes packaged with a nationwide roadway system derived from the latest US Census Bureau TIGER or Statistics Canada databases.

Freeway 2012 US OSM/Premium was created using OpenStreetMap data, compiled in June, 2012 .

Freeway is available as a standalone Windows application, as a MapBasic application for MapInfo Professional, or as a callable DLL for developers in 16-/32-bit Window applications.

Freeway comes packaged with a nationwide roadway system, and uses an innovative compression routine which requires less than 105 megabytes of disk storage for the entire country.

Freeway is fully documented and is designed for the end user.

Freeway calculates drive times quickly and efficiently, and provides flexibility for user specified road conditions and speed limit assignments.