A Mapumental map showing public transport time bands from London

Sometimes, it’s more useful to know a journey time than it is to know the distance.

That’s why people often refer to ‘an hour’s commute’ rather than ‘40 miles’.

Mapumental is a beautiful tool to show public transport travel times, from or to a chosen postcode, on a timebanded map. These can be embedded in websites, apps or online tools, or used for internal research purposes.

Transit-time maps, also known as isochrone maps, are not a new idea: there are examples dating back hundreds of years. But the online technologies behind Mapumental are new – and have unleashed a great many possibilities for all kinds of users.

Screenshot of an interactive Mapumental map

Incredibly flexible

Mapumental was designed to work with whatever data sets you have. We’ve tried house prices, fire engine journey times, even levels of ‘scenicness’. What will you slot in?

A variety of outputs

Your maps can be PNG image files or a GRASS ASCII grid raster suitable for use with GIS software — or, with the API, pretty much whatever format you need.

Static or dynamic

Whatever you need: static maps ready for print and web publication — or interactive maps that reflect user inputs in real time.

So many uses

Mapumental maps are already hard at work in the property sector, local government, charities, tourism, research and town planning… and that’s just for starters.


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Case studies

Mapping public transport provision

We helped the Welsh Government understand how well they were serving their rural populations with public transport.

Mapping fire engine response times

The Fire Protection Association needed a way to calculate insurance premiums based on how quickly fire services could attend.

Mapumental Property

Mapumental meets property data, helping house-hunters find property within their desired commute.

Mapping affordable homes

Mapumental helped the housing charity Dolphin Living find the best deals for their clients.

How will you use Mapumental?

With the self-service API you can generate your own maps in PNG or GRASS ASCII grid raster output. Or ask us to do some bespoke mapping: we can add your data as a Mapumental layer, and you’ll be amazed at how it comes alive.

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