I wish to generate highways network routings and travel times from trip pairs. The trip pairs are between the centroids of UK census Lower Super Output Areas. For each trip pair (perhaps 5,000 records in a dataset) I wish to generate a polyline indicating the quickest route using the UK highway network, and return the associated journey time.
I require the routing and travel time to take account of typical (or realtime?) observed traffic conditions, i.e. delay due to congestion and queuing at junctions.
I use Mapinfo as my GIS. In recent months I have begun to use QGIS as a complete novice. I do not readily have access to any of the ESRI suite.
I'm a fairly basic user of GIS so I'm looking for a solution that does not require proficiency in programming.
I have been investigating propriety products such as Mapinfo Drive or Routefinder from routeware.dk, though i've been unable determine whether these will take account of journey delay. I have also researched the use of a routing web service. This solution appears to require much proficiency in programming. Is this right?
Does anybody have experience of carrying out a similar function. I'd be grateful for any suggestions of how I can perform these analyses.
Thanks for reading, Tim