I've been reading the ArcGIS help files on route analysis to gather more information on what attributes are stored with
Stops. Maybe I've stared at the screen too long, but I cannot seem to understand the concept below.
Load Locations into the
Stops layer, the default value in
RouteName is null, as expected. I do not understand what is meant by the second sentence:
By using this property, stops within one route analysis layer can be assigned to multiple routes.
How is this done, if
RouteName can only contain one route's name?
I tried to understand the theory by using an example. Two buses
BusB travel in different sections of town, on completely different routes. The only bus stop they both stop at is
Stop4, so if someone was on BusA and needed to change routes, they could only get onto BusB at Stop4. When the network dataset was set up, the two bus lines were assigned separate connectivity groups, while the bus stops was assigned to both.
When using the Route solver for this scenario, how is
Stop4 assigned a route name, since it is common to both bus lines? Will it only be assigned the route name of one of the buses, but not both?