I would like to combine several catchment areas (points feature) into one catchment area. There are examples of my catchment areas.

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Each area has one source (POI).I will use the combined area to create a map like this oneenter image description here(isochrone map by Anita Graser)

What should I do to get my areas combined?

  • If the values are the same ranges - you can merge the 2 point files and groupby source
    – Mapperz
    Commented Jun 16, 2017 at 16:03
  • Yes they're the same ranges. I've tried to merge them using merge vector layers (both SAGA and qgis geoalgorithms) but the result was the same with one of those layers
    – Afif
    Commented Jun 17, 2017 at 4:16
  • related: Create isochrone from multiple start points
    – underdark
    Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 14:51

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Here is a possible solution, starting with a query, that writes all distances in a single table first. The example uses OSM data imported with osm2pgrouting. Your attributes may have a different naming.

INSERT INTO data.distances SELECT 123456 AS source_id, a.*, b.id, b.the_geom FROM pgr_drivingDistance( 'SELECT gid AS id, source, target, cost_s AS cost, reverse_cost_s AS reverse_cost FROM osm.ways', 123456, 1000 ) AS a LEFT JOIN osm.ways_vertices_pgr AS b ON a.node = b.id; In the query above the source node ID is 123456, but you will run this query for each of your source nodes:

Then all your distances from each source node are stored in data.distances table and you can query the minimum distance to each node in your network:

SELECT DISTINCT ON (node) * FROM data.distances ORDER BY node, agg_cost ASC;

  • For your first source node start your query with CREATE TABLE data.distances AS, if the table doesn't exist yet.
    – dkastl
    Commented Jun 18, 2017 at 12:45
  • Thank you dkastl. What does osm.ways_vertices_pgr mean? Does it refer to vertices_pgr column on osm.ways table?
    – Afif
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 14:53
  • osm.ways_vertices_pgr is a table, that is also available after using osm2pgrouting. It contains a list of nodes, that are used as source and target ID's, and this table also contains geometry information of the nodes. You may have this in a different table or you can create it with pgr_createVerticesTable: docs.pgrouting.org/latest/en/…
    – dkastl
    Commented Jun 22, 2017 at 4:09
  • Hello dkastl, long time no see. I've tried your query and it works. Thank you! Does your query create line geometric table?
    – Afif
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 3:22
  • No, it doesn't. Btw., if your original question is answered, it may be good to mark it as resolved.
    – dkastl
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 15:36

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