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I am creating a pedestrian walking network of a downtown area. I am digitizing line segments for paths and sidewalks, but I need to incorporate parking lots into my analysis. So far, I have been creating multiple lines through parking lots to represent possible routes that a pedestrian might take through the lot. This is tedious, and somewhat random. I have my parking lots as a polygon feature class. Is there any way for me to include these polygons in the network by snapping my walking network lines to the parking lot polygons?

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in water system management network analysis we had to have a stream centerline for each "pond" polygon, to hold the network information for the pond. HTH

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Yes, IMO that would be the way to go. The centerlines would connect all paths connected to the polygon, so it would be possible to "route" through the parking lot/polygon. –  AndOne Nov 15 '10 at 10:46

Convert your polygon to line add to your network and use the snap tolerance setting alt text

source: http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00470000003w000000.htm

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