DeGAUSS container that calculates driving distance to care center

Geomarker Data

Drive Time Isochrones (drive_time)

This container uses isochrones to assign drive time to care center for each input address. Drive time isochrones are concentric polygons, in which each point inside a polygon has the same drive time to the care center. Below is an example of drive time isochrones around Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

For each care center, drive times are assigned in 6-minute intervals. Locations farther than 1 hour away will be assigned a drive time of “> 60”.

Drive time isochrones were obtained from openroute service.

Distance (distance)

This container also calculates “as the crow flies” distance (meters) from care center for each address. The distance does not take into account driving routes, but rather provides an overall metric for how far a participant lives from their care center.


DeGAUSS arguments specific to this container:

Name Abbreviation
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia chop
Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University riley
Seattle Children’s Hospital seattle
Children’s Mercy Hospital mercy
Emory University emory
Johns Hopkins University jhu
Cleveland Clinic cc
Levine Children’s levine
St. Louis Children’s Hospital stl
Oregon Health and Science University ohsu
University of Michigan Health System umich
Children’s Hospital of Alabama al
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center cchmc
Nationwide Children’s Hospital nat
University of California, Los Angeles ucla
Boston Children’s Hospital bch
Medical College of Wisconsin mcw
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital stj
Martha Eliot Health Center mehc
Ann & Lurie Children’s / Northwestern nwu
Lurie Children’s Center in Northbrook lccn
Lurie Children’s Center in Lincoln Park lcclp
Lurie Children’s Center in Uptown lccu
Dr. Lio’s and Dr. Aggarwal’s Clinics lac
Recruited from Eczema Expo 2018 expo
University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital ucsf
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital nicklaus
Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital musc
Children’s National Medical Center cnmc
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC upmc
Methodist LeBonheur Children’s Hospital methodist
Texas Children’s Hospital texas
Arkansas Children’s Hospital arkansas
Primary Children’s Medical Center primary
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta atlanta
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas dallas
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford packard
Toronto Hospital for Sick Children toronto
Cook Children’s Medical Center cook
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha omaha
Children’s Hospital Colorado colorado
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children palmer
Children’s Hospital & Clinics of Minnesota minn
University of Virginia Hospital uva
Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital dimaggio
Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York at Northwell Health cohen
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas dell
A.I. duPont Hospital for Children dupont
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital rainbow
UNC Hospitals Children’s Specialty Clinic unc
Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical maine

Example calls (that will work with example file included in repository):


docker run --rm -v "$PWD":/tmp degauss/drivetime:0.7 my_address_file_geocoded.csv cchmc

Microsoft Windows

docker run --rm -v "%cd%":/tmp degauss/drivetime:0.7 my_address_file_geocoded.csv cchmc

In the above example call, replace my_address_file_geocoded.csv with the name of your geocoded csv file and cchmc with the abbreviation for the care center to be used for drive time and distance calculations.

Some progress messages will be printed and when complete, the program will save the output as the same name as the input file name, but with drivetime, the care center abbreviation, and container version number appended, e.g. my_address_file_geocoded_drivetime_v0.7_cchmc.csv

DeGAUSS Details

For detailed documentation on DeGAUSS, including general usage and installation, please see the DeGAUSS homepage.