You can apply Buffers to your map to gain further insights from your data. For example you can filter by customers to within a certain distance radius or drive time.

There are two types of Buffer.

  • Radius
  • Drive Time

Radius Buffer

A Radius Buffer from a single point creates a continuous distance-based circular buffer around your point, allowing you to filter your dataset down to just those within the buffer. To add a Radius buffer, click on a point and select the Buffer dropdown:

Click Radius to open the Radius Settings menu, here you can select if you want a Radius from the single point you've clicked, or all points in the dataset, as well as the Distance desired (units of distance can be selected from the drop down):

To delete the Radius Buffer, you can click on the buffer itself and click the trashcan icon, or alternatively, click on the Radius Buffer settings icon in the Control Panel to delete from this menu:

Drive Time Buffer

A Drive Time Buffer from a single point creates a time-based buffer around your point, allowing you to filter your dataset down to just those within the buffer. To add a Drive Time Buffer, click on a point and select the Buffer dropdown:

Click Drive Time to open the Drive Time Settings menu, here you can select if you want a Buffer from the single point you've clicked, or all points in the dataset, as well as the minutes value desired:

To delete the Drive Time Buffer, you can click on the buffer itself and click the trashcan icon, or alternatively, click on the Drive Time Buffer settings icon in the Control Panel to delete from this menu:

Multiple Buffers

It is possible to apply multiple Radius or Drive Time Buffers in eSpatial, to do this, follow the above steps to apply a Radius or Drive Time Buffer, but when presented with the Settings menu, select Add Radius or Add Drive Time to create additional ranges:

This will result in nested Radius or Drive Time Buffers:

For more information about how we calculate drive time values, please see the following article:
How Drive Time is Calculated

eSpatial Drive Time Webinar

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