Generating French virtual commuting networks at the municipality level
for adapting and implementing this model to generate commuting networks between municipalities for regions in France. We address three diﬀerent issues: How can we generate a reliable virtual commuting network for a region that is highly dependent on other regions for the satisfaction of its residents’ demands for employment? What about a convenient deterrence function? How can we calibrate the model when detailed data is not available? Our solution proposes an extended job search geographical base for commuters living in the municipalities; we compare two diﬀerent deterrence functions and we show that the parameter is a constant for network linking municipalities in France.