Nearbit aims to provide web APIs to support urban analytics research. The data in use are all free and available online, main sources are OpenstreetMap, Google Maps and ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics). Nearbit services are deployed on nectar research cloud.
2017-07-10 : v4.0 released and this project is now opensourced at https://github.com/yiqunc/isochrone-service
2016-12-31 : v3.0 released! A new non-recursive BSF isochrones algorithm is implemented to boost speed. check v3.0 change logs here. From this version, the service name is renamed from ‘ServiceArea API’ to ‘Isochrone API’.
2016-03-05 : Now ServiceArea API supports China Mainland v2.0 and can export road segments with travel distance.
2016-02-24 : Now ServiceArea API supports both Australia and New Zealand on v1.50. The OSM network data for China is under processing and we will bring it up soon.