# TravelDirections

TravelDirections[{loc1,loc2,}]

generates directions for travel from loc1 to loc2, .

TravelDirections[{loc1,loc2,},"prop"]

gives the property prop of travel directions.

# Details and Options

• The locations loci can be geographic entities, GeoPosition objects, or strings specifying addresses.
• Possible options include:
•  TravelMethod "Driving" method of transportation to assume UnitSystem \$UnitSystem unit system to be used in output
• TravelDirections returns a TravelDirectionsData object, which behaves as a path specification inside GeoGraphics.
• Possible properties prop to request include:
•  "Dataset" Dataset with maneuvers and other data "TravelPath" travel path as a GeoPath primitive "ManeuverGrid" grid of maneuvers "TravelDistance" total distance to travel "TravelTime" total time for travel
• TravelDirections attempts to find the fastest path between the loci, not taking traffic into account.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(2)

Find directions from New York City to Miami:

Show the path as a thick red line:

Get instructions as a dataset:

Specify a method of transportation, in this case driving by car:

Get an estimate of the total travel time:

## Scope(5)

Compute travel instructions between two geographic location entities:

Extract a property value:

Compute a property value:

Use GeoPosition objects to define locations:

Compute instructions to travel through a list of locations:

## Options(3)

### TravelMethod(1)

TravelDirections uses "Driving" as the default method of transportation:

The respective travel paths are different:

### UnitSystem(2)

Specify the unit system of the output quantities:

Extract property values in different unit systems:

The default unit system is given by \$UnitSystem, usually determined by your location:

## Applications(1)

Take major stops of the Camino de Santiago through northern Spain:

Compute travel directions assuming "Walking" as travel method:

Draw a map, including markers at the intermediate locations:

Estimate the total distance traveled:

Estimate the total time spent, not counting any intermediate stops:

## Properties & Relations(2)

The estimated travel time can also be computed with TravelTime:

The estimated travel distance can also be computed with TravelDistance:

## Possible Issues(1)

Traffic restrictions may force different routes when traveling to the locations in reverse order:

Travel distances are different:

Wolfram Research (2015), TravelDirections, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/TravelDirections.html.

#### Text

Wolfram Research (2015), TravelDirections, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/TravelDirections.html.

#### CMS

Wolfram Language. 2015. "TravelDirections." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/TravelDirections.html.

#### APA

Wolfram Language. (2015). TravelDirections. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/TravelDirections.html

#### BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2022_traveldirections, author="Wolfram Research", title="{TravelDirections}", year="2015", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/TravelDirections.html}", note=[Accessed: 09-June-2023 ]}

#### BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2022_traveldirections, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={TravelDirections}, year={2015}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/TravelDirections.html}, note=[Accessed: 09-June-2023 ]}