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A simple command to calculate travel distance and travel time

Sylvain Weber () and Martin Péclat ()
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Martin Péclat: University of Neuchatel

Stata Journal, 2017, vol. 17, issue 4, 962-971

Abstract: Obtaining the routing distance between two addresses should not be a hassle with current technology. Unfortunately, this is more complicated than it first seems. Recently, several commands have been implemented for this purpose (traveltime, traveltime3, mqtime, osrmtime), but most of them became obso- lete only a few months after their introduction or appear complicated to use. In this article, we introduce the community-contributed command georoute, which retrieves travel distance and travel time between two points defined either by their addresses or by their geographical coordinates. Compared with other existing com- mands, it is simple to use, efficient in terms of computational speed, and versatile regarding the information that can be provided as input. Copyright 2017 by StataCorp LP.

Keywords: georoute; georoutei; geocoding; travel distance; travel time (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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