Quick Time Filter (Travel Time & Distance Matrix)

Time Filter


This tool filters out which locations fall inside and outside of a travel time catchment area and groups them. It then calculates travel times from an origin to many destinations. It is possible to use this to create a travel time or distance matrix.

Learn more about our distance matrix service

Using the tool

Select the point layer to be filtered. Note – without a point layer selected, the tool will be greyed out and inaccessible.

Select the tool by clicking on it, then open the dialogue box under the dropdown arrow. Fill in the parameters, then either:

  1. Enter an address, and click ‘Run’
  2. Enter a lat-long point, and click ‘Run’
  3. Click on the map canvas

A new layer will be added to the project with the time. This layer is a ‘temporary layer’. If you need to save it, right click on it in the legend, and choose ‘Make permanent’.


Parameter Description Data Type
Transport Mode Method of transport Picklist
Journey Time The maximum journey time for reachable points Text
Time Zone Time zone Picklist
Departure / Arrival Searches Whether the chosen time is a departure or arrival time Picklist
Departure / Arrival Time The departure or arrival time. This will get updated as per the time zone selected. Calendar Format - dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm
Departure / Arrival Location (Address) Text address of the departure/arrival location Text
Departure / Arrival Location (Lat-Long) Coordinates of the departure/arrival location Text

Things to note

The magnifying glass button can be used to verify the address or lat-long has been geocoded correctly, before running the tool.