I'm new to QGIS and have tried to create isochrones around points for quite some time.
Is there any option to create isochrones on the GUI in QGIS?

I know how to create them using pgAdmin (using eg underdark's explenation and example (http://anitagraser.com/2011/02/09/creating-catchment-areas-with-pgrouting-and-qgis/)), but I would like to be able to create them using only QGIS.

There is one layer which contains the geocoded addresses around which I need to create the isochrones. It would be great to be able to create different sized isochrones I've tried to find a plugin or any other option to do this, but nothing seems to work.

I'm using QGIS 2.4.0 on Ubuntu.

  • I'm not aware of any plugin currently available to do this within the QGIS GUI. Would love to be proven wrong or if someone were to create one! – Chris W May 11 '15 at 21:38
  • I'd create a plugin if anybody knows where to find a good introduction into Python to start the programming as fast as possible, since I've got no knowledge abvout Python. – groc May 15 '15 at 10:44
  • learnpythonthehardway.org/book is on my list, though I haven't gotten around to it. Also, gis.stackexchange.com/questions/3001 has a number of resources listed. – Chris W May 16 '15 at 1:33

Just recently, a new QGIS plugin, called OSM Tools, has been published. This plugin utilizes OpenRouteService API to compute routes and isochrones for various travel modes such as car, heavy vehicle, cycling and walking.

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  • Maximum 120km range for iso-distances with OpenRouteService API – dsz Jan 16 '19 at 23:58
  • The "new" QGIS OSMTools plugin is deprecated resp. has been renamed with OSRTools plugin. The plugin comes from the openrouteservice. Firstly you need to register to get the API key. Unfortunately it is limited to 500 isochrones which is not much. – Mapos Oct 12 '19 at 18:03

The plugin QNEAT3 offers a great tool for this creating isochrones or service areas offline based on your own network.

You can run Iso-Areas as polygons or another algorithm:

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To get isochrones, choose "Fastest path" instead of "shortest":

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In QGIS3 a Network analysis toolbox was added:

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You can create isochrones based on your network offline by choosing "Fastest" path type to calculate:

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There are a little less settings than in QNEAT3, but no plugin is needed.

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