Propuesta de representación del territorio empleando "travel‐time maps". Aplicación al caso suizo

  1. José Balsa‐Barreiro
  2. Lukas Ambühl
  3. Mónica Menéndez
  4. Rubén C. Lois 1
  1. 1 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España


Naturaleza, territorio y ciudad en un mundo global

Publisher: Asociación de Geográfos Españoles

Year of publication: 2017

Pages: 1506-1515

Congress: Congreso de Geógrafos Españoles (25. 2017. Madrid)

Type: Conference paper


Our territory is articulated according to a hierarchical system of transport infrastructures. Their layout is drawn by both physical and human factors. Territorial representation is carried out by mapping. Cartographic representation usually draws a reality in which the distances between points correspond to the physical distance in between. However, the term of distance can also be related to the actual distance as a function of the travel time. This article proposes an own methodology for generating travel‐time maps, which result a distorted representation of the traditional cartography because of lengths between nodes correspond to the required travel times. This mapping representation offers a high interest from a social and technical perspective by displaying the real degree of cohesion and accessibility of a particular territory. In this article we will show some results obtained for some transport modes and scenarios within Switzerland.