Hi, thought I would start a topic/chat about ideas for using GIS to analyse the routes we are creating in a way that might inform current and future work for the project
My idea is for people to post ideas they have for route/area analysis, and then see if we can make it work using the power of GIS.
I'm a GIS professional, and I've spotted a couple more in the Introduce Yourself chat - so it looks like we have some expertise and knowledge we can make good use of.
For example a couple of things I have pondered whilst creating routes as follows:
- Create an 'index of directness' for each route by dividing the length of the straight line route by the length of the mapped gpx route
- Categorise stretches of routes which are on roads (and of different categories - A-road/B-road/minor etc), by intersecting routes with the existing free OS vectormap local dataset using GIS - perhaps a small buffer (say 10m) of each road would suffice to catch inaccuracies in the route digitising.
The outputs of both of these could potentially highlight routes which need revisiting for either or both of these reasons, and/or potentially highlight areas/regions where a lack of rights of way make navigating between settlements difficult.
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