I have a line layer with multiple traffic lines: bus, train and tram. Those lines overlaps frecuently. Every line has its own speed limit and therefore time/cost. My goal is to do a time/cost map (isochrones) from a existing point. Previously i successfully did it with the road network for car and bike traffic, which doesn't overlap.

The tool i'm using is "v.iso.net" with 5 minutes interval, but the result differs from the previous analisys i've run, so not every line starts from the existing Point: it's not logical that a line close to the Point shows the categories equivalent to 10 or 15 minutes (blue and green), and only one has the category of 5 minutes (yellow)

enter image description here To solve the problem i've tried splitting the lines every 75 meters, in case the tool was considering the whole lines, but the result didn't differed.

My question would be how to run "v.iso.net" considering all the traffic lines starts from the existing Point, and the possibility to change from one line to another in any intersecction, so it would show the minimum time/cost scenario.

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Althoug the question is a bit old, I would like to add some comment, in order to help those, who works on the same topic.

As already was mentioned above, in order to properly generate isochrones, before the use of v.iso.net, you need to run v.clean tool.

For the methods snap and rmdangle you need to put reasonable small treshold. In my case it was 1 meter. If you put too high treshold, then network will be distorted and tool will generate new, non-existend links.


I could do it! I run v.clean (snap, break, rmdangle) and the isochrone's map seems reasonable:

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But i got more than half million records, so only open the attribute table takes 30 minutes, and also running the "v.clean" tool (snap, i think) has highly modified the shape of the lines as you can see in the next Picture:

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So now i'll try to find a way to improve the analisys reducing the records and reducing the snapping threshold, so the lines doesn't alter.

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