Data to understand real-world travel routes, distances, and times for all of Hungary.

The DSMMatrix database contains the fastest and shortest route information between all settlements and ZIP codes of Hungary. This database can serve as the foundation for any route optimization, navigation, or districting application.

The map-based visualization below shows the travel times to various regional centers in Hungary from different points of the country:

Use cases

DSMMatrix – routes and travel times database

DSMMatrix is available as four separate databases depending on size and method of selection

By size

  • Shortest route dense database
  • Fastest route dense database
  • Shortest route duplicated database
  • Fastest route duplicated database

*Duplicated database contains to and from routes, while the dense database contains each route only once.

By selection method

  • Shortest route by center of settlement- zip code area
  • Fastest route by center of settlement- zip code area
  • DSMMatrix is updated annually in alignment with the first quarterly update of the DSM-10 vector map.

Detailed description

Rules for generating data in DSMmatrix

The travel times are calculated taking traffic rules and characteristics (average speeds) into consideration :

  • Highway: 110 km/h (minden esetben, belterületen is)
  • Expressway: 90 km/h except for M0, where it is 80 km/h
  • Arterial roads: 70 km/h
  • Within settlements: 40 km/h except for Budapest, where it is 25 km/h
  • Ferry: 7 km/h + 30 minute average wait


Available in the following formats:

  • MS Access
  • Tab-delimited text file


The DSM Route database is made up of edges, nods and related descriptive data.

The structure of DSM Route database can be broken down to four parts:

  • Edges
  • and Nods are always treated separately
  • Graphical objects
  • and Descriptive data is likewise stored separately

This enables the traffic data to be used and displayed in different systems. Graphical objects have unique identifiers through which they link to the data (EGDE_ID, NODE_ID).

Data types

For each section the database contains:

  • Number of lanes
  • One way
  • Road category
  • Speed limits
  • Rules on accessibility
  • Toll information
  • Other limitations on road use and its values (weight, dimensions, etc.)


The edge and geometry databases are connected theough the  EDGE_ID. Each edge contains all information needed for geocoding:

  • Street name
  • Left and right side minimum and maximum house numbers
  • Settlement name
  • Postal code

Nod data

This data shows:

  • Category of road the nod belongs to
  • Existence of traffic lights
  • Turns permitted, and if yes what are the rules governing turning and what is the degree of the turn

 The Node database connects through the  NODE_ID to the map layer containing the geometry. Unlike the edge database, the nod database is not made of fixed length records. This is due to the fact that the number of edges connecting to each nod varies.

The Standard price of DSMMatrix is EUR  2,150 + VAT.

The price can vary in case of customized data components.

The databases are updated annually. The standard price includes the one-time purchase of the database. Continuous, or periodical updates can also be purchased, whose price depends on the date and frequency of the updates.

Database update schedules can be viewed here.

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