Individual accessibility and travel possibilities: A literature review on time geography

  • Tijs Neutens Ghent University
  • Frank Witlox Ghent University
  • Philippe Demaeyer Ghent University

Abstract

In the late 1960s, Torsten H├Ągerstrand introduced the conceptual framework of time geography which can be deemed an elegant tool for analysing individual movement in space and time. About a decade later, the auspicious time-geographic research has gradually lost favour, mainly due to the unavailability of robust geocomputational tools and the lack of georeferenced individual-level travel data. It was only from the early 1990s that new GISbased research gave evidence of resurgence in popularity of the field. From that time on, several researchers have steadily been publishing work at the intersection of time geography, disaggregate travel modeling, and GI-science. This paper reviews the most important timegeographic contributions. From this exercise, some prevailing research gaps are deduced and a way to deal with these gaps is presented. In particular, we focus on space-time accessibility measures, geovisualisation of activity patterns, human extensibility and fuzzy space-time prisms in relation to CAD.

How to Cite
NEUTENS, Tijs; WITLOX, Frank; DEMAEYER, Philippe. Individual accessibility and travel possibilities: A literature review on time geography. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 4, sep. 2007. ISSN 1567-7141. Available at: <https://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/ejtir/article/view/3403>. Date accessed: 26 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.18757/ejtir.2007.7.4.3403.
Published
2007-09-01