I was reading Topi Tjukanov’s fantastic post yesterday on how far you can drive in one hour from European capitals. This got me thinking, wouldn’t it be interesting to compare driving distance for somewhere in Ireland and somewhere in Australia. For Ireland I chose the geographic centre and for Australia I chose my fiancée’s home city of Perth. I used Digital Geography’s post on utilising the HERE API to generate isochrones for 2, 4 and 5.5 hours driving distances. Unless I’m mistaken, the API seems to max out at 5.5 hours (as measured in seconds) so that’s why 5.5 hours was my upper limit.
Interesting but not surprising to see that you can cover almost the entire of the island of Ireland in that time but it Australia it doesn’t look like much progress at all!