Isochrone API


The endpoint is[version]/isochrone

You get an example response via:

curl ",12.414551&key=[YOUR_KEY]"

Where you need to replace the key with your own


Isochrone API

Calculating an isochrone of a locations means to calculate "a line connecting points at which a vehicle arrives at the same time", see Wikipedia. It is also called reachability or walkability.

With the same API you can also calculate isodistances, just use the parameter distance_limit instead of time_limit`.

Use Cases

Our Isochrone API can be used in the following areas:

API Clients and Examples

See the clients section in the main document and live examples.


All official parameters are shown in the following table

Parameter Default Description
point - Specify the start coordinate
time_limit 600 Specify which time the vehicle should travel. In seconds.
distance_limit - Instead of time_limit you can also specify the distance the vehicle should travel. In meter.
vehicle car Possible vehicles are bike, car, foot and more
buckets 1 For how many sub intervals an additional polygon should be calculated.
reverse_flow false If false the flow goes from point to the polygon, if true the flow goes from the polygon "inside" to the point. Example usage for false: How many potential customer can be reached within 30min travel time from your store vs. true: How many customers can reach your store within 30min travel time.
debug false If true, the output will be formated.

Example output for the case type=json

  "polygons" : [ {
    "properties" : {
      "bucket" : 0
    "type" : "Feature",
    "geometry" : {
      "type" : "Polygon",
      "coordinates" : [ [ 13.351851, 52.513450], [ 13.350402, 52.516949], [ 13.352598, 52.522252], ... ]
  }, {...}]

The JSON result contains the following structure:

JSON path/attribute Description
polygons The list of polygons
polygons[0] One polygon in GeoJson format can be directly used e.g. in JavaScript framework Leaflet via L.geoJson(json.polygons).addTo(map)
polygons[n - 1] The number of polygon is identical to the specified buckets in the query. Every polygon contains the bucket number in the properties section of the GeoJson.