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Best Dataset for Calculating Drivetime

Meteor

Hi All,

Which data is more accurate to use for Drivetime calculation?

Alteryx Certified Partner

I think more information is needed to help here. Are you in the US? Are you looking at the Alteryx fulfillment of TomTom guzzlers? This would mean your choices are between the latest vintage of "Peak", "Off Peak", and "Night".

 

If that's the case, the choice depends on the scenario you're using the data for. "Off Peak" is the middle of the road (pun intended) and most similar to the previous methodology guzzlers, so that's usually a good place to start.

Meteor

Hi Charlie,

Yes, I am working only with the US data.

Alteryx Certified Partner

Ok, then the guzzler to pick depends on your application.

 

- Are you studying a network of warehouses with overnight trucks? Then "Night" might be the best choice. 

- Helping a bar look for happy hour customers? Take a look at "Peak" drive times.

- Interested in studying the trade area around general retail? "Off Peak" is a great place to start.

 

Here's a link to the Guzzler documentation on Guzzler for general inquiries on how it works:

https://help.alteryx.com/2018.2/Drivetime_Methodology.htm

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Meteor

Thanks a lot Charlie.

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