QGIS GeoJSON Distance

Using QGIS to map a distance from a point

Prework

  1. Download the GeoCoding plugin. This allows you to input your store address.
  2. Download the TravelTime plugin. This allows you to specify a driving distance from your store's address.

Creating Zones by Travel Time

  1. Go to Web > OpenLayers plugin > OpenStreetMap. This will open the map.
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2. Now add the store location. Go to Plugins > GeoCoding > GeoCoding

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3. Type in your address and click OK

4. You will see your address on the map.

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5. Go to the TravelTime platform and click the dropdown.

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6. In the dropdown, select 'driving' for 'X minutes' and 'leaving' at '5:00PM' (rush hour traffic is best)

7. Then click the little button to the left of the dropdown. You will get a + cursor.

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8. Zoom into your store location on the map and click on the store.

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9. This will give you your map coordinates. Zoom out to see your newly created zone.

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10. To export this zone, in the panel in the left, go to Output > Export > Save Features As. Give it a name and file location.

Note: Dispense requires 1 file per zone.

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