In the wake of Brexit, everyone is looking to Britain and the EU to see how they handle the breakup. The issue of traveling between Britain and other EU countries has been called into question, bringing to the forefront the state of Europe’s infrastructure. With the use of GIS mapping, we can see the ease (or difficulty) in traveling via highway across western Europe.
Upon zooming in, it’s easy to see the spectrum of colors indicating if a position on the map is 1, 3, 5, or 10 minutes from a highway. This allows us to know how accessible a city is. If a large portion of the city isn’t color-coded, it likely indicates that traveling via highway is not going to be very viable.
Additionally, this map allows to toggle media layers within it. One option is a webcams layer; with it turned on, you have access to webcam images that help show the relationship between the European city and its highways.
As infrastructure and roads continue to be an asset across Europe and globally, GIS mapping can help make sense of current and future needs.