How to create a Destination area

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Below an example with the Travel distance overlay based on a school and pedestrian traffic.

Creating a routing area

1 Have a project loaded in the editor and decide the area of interest of the Travel Distance overlay, a school in our case.
School selected as example, the blue arrow is added for clarity
2 Add an area and select to Adjust the area. Draw in the area around the school. Important: Ensure that the area overlaps the adjacent roads. In our example the area overlaps with roads east, west and south of the school. Apply the selection.
Please note that the area overlaps all adjacent roads east, west and south of the school
3 Select the newly added area and select its attribute tab on the right side. Add on the bottom a new attribute, for example ROUTING_AREA, with a value of 1. Save the new attribute. The Area color will be used for the overlay, so pick an appropriate color here too.
Routing Area Attr1.jpg
4 Open the Travel Distance Overlay and select the keys tab. Under the key Destination Area, select the attribute chosen attribute in step 3, in the example ROUTING_AREA. This ensures that the destination areas are identified using this attribute.
Destination area key.jpg


  • In case a grid is used to identify traversable cells, make sure that the destination areas overlap a traversable cell.

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