Mapping freight transport axes in Denmark

The Metropolitan area of Copenhagen and the East Jutland conurbation around Aarhus characterise the Danish urban system. Typically data on commuting is used to illustrate this pattern. However, there are many other interrelations which can illustrate our understanding of city-regions – e.g. how we travel for recreational purposes, shopping or education and not least how the goods we use are transported around. The map below shows freight transport between the 11 Danish provinces by lorry in 2013. Danish provinces are a rather coarse spatial unit, but the best available for this kind of data. Interesting is, that there is relatively little transport between the two metropolitan areas in Denmark. This might be a problem of the data, as all kinds of goods are included. However, it might also show the general important logistic axis on Jutland, where many industries and logistic companies are located, opposite to Copenhagen which might have more a service economy profile. Internationally most lorry transport goes to and from Denmarks neighbours, Germany and Sweden.

This map is also just a first attempt for me, trying to imply other relational data than commuting or migration patterns which could elucidate some urban-rural relationships.

Freight transport in Denmark

Data source: Statistics Denmark, Table NVG23

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~ by landblend on 09/10/2014.

2 Responses to “Mapping freight transport axes in Denmark”

  1. […] previous post I wrote about relations illustrating functional regions, besides commuting, with the example of freight transport. The map below shows networks and cooperations between municipalities in Denmark. The data was […]

  2. […] previous post I wrote about relations illustrating functional regions, besides commuting, with the example of freight transport. The map below shows networks and cooperations between municipalities in Denmark. The data was […]

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