What is a radius map? A definition:

A radius map is created by selecting a point on a map and then drawing a straight line from this point to the circumference of a circle. Within the circumference of the circle, you can see all locations that fall within ‘X miles radius’

The example below shows a 10-mile radius from London city centre. The straight line drawn on the image shows a 10-mile distance as the crow flies.


The map radius tool list

Draw a radius by selecting a maximum distance area
Compare radius to reachable areas by car or public transport
Export postcode data within a ‘travel time radius’ (an isochrone)
Edit the travel time map by transport mode, time of departure and maximum travel time area

Guides for radius mapping and travel time mapping

Creating a geodistance shape using travel time
Filter points of interest using a travel time area
Step by step requests to create an isochrone using an API
Adjusting the time of departure and maximum drive time

Find out how far you can get in 15 minutes or more by car

Defining a goal before building an isochrone

Drawing a radius using KML files, Google Maps & more

10 ways to create a map with a radius layer

A definition & real world examples

Compare a travel time area to a radius circle

Links to resources for developers, analysts & more

Radius map design inspiration