Mobiliteitsscan | Mobility scan with RESTful services – part II

A “mobiliteitsscan” or mobility scan helps to map the current travel behaviour within your company and identifies the number of employees for whom real alternatives exist to travelling by car during the rush hour. Public transport, a bike or a Uber ride are perfectly valid and ecologically responsible alternatives.


The topic of a mobility scan has become very popular recently (October 2014) since our Belgian government is planning to introduce the concept of a mobility budget (“mobiliteitsbudget”).


Apart from the Excel interface we started, in 2017, to develop a set of so called RESTful services which everyone will be able to seamlessly integrate with existing systems.

The set of RESTful services we are working on includes:

  • fastest route to a location within a timeframe
  • fastest route to a location per day of the week
  • distance and duration for multiple transport types (bike, public transport, walking, Uber taxi).

Example of one of our RESTful services: fastest route between Rotterdam and Ostend per day of the week.

Usage of Swagger to test our RESTful services:

For the excel utility, please find a high level overview of how this utility could work below:

mobiliteitsscan - sequence diagram


And the result of our bespoke Excel application:

Mobiliteitsscan - Excel with selection based on driving duration



Since our Excel application retrieves and persists the latitude and longitude of each employee (new feature added recently) it’s perfectly possible to upload this information in a GIS system (hosted in the cloud or on premise). Please find an image depicting an analysis done with the open-source QGIS or Quantum system.

QGIS - Belgium - Mobility Scan


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IctDynamic designs and develops affordable software applications for the SME We focus on • Java Freelance missions • GIS and geographical solutions • Freelance missions as project manager (certified), analyst, architect, Java software engineer
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