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I have developed a Streets shapefile from papermaps and using GoogleEarth. Can someone tell me a very simple method to bring values in F_NODE and T_NODE fields in my attribute table, so that I can ultimately develop Turn Tables and use my network for route optimisation?

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I have made links/edges representing different streets in my Streets shapefile. I now want two fields in my attribute table - F_NODE and T_NODE which will show the starting nodes and end nodes of each of these links. What is the method to do this? –  Koushik Paul Oct 2 '13 at 9:50
    
This sounds like a new question. I recommend that you accept the Answer from @spatialfrog to this Question, and then Ask a new one. –  PolyGeo Oct 4 '13 at 7:50

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ESRI free ArcHydro Extension will do this ArcHydro page. Download from there Download

Once installed, load shapefile. From ArcHydro select Attribute Tools -- Generate From/To Node for Lines.

This will generate FROM_Node & To_Node columns.

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Dear Spatialfrog, you are an ArcGIS wizard....you really solved my problem. I downloaded ArcHydro v1.4 for my ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 and followed your advice and got the desired result.......THANK YOU SO MUCH –  Koushik Paul Oct 2 '13 at 20:14
    
@KoushikPaul that's great. Please upvote answer. –  spatialfrog Oct 3 '13 at 1:50

It sounds like you are looking for some sort of Node Arc List (NAL) like ArcInfo Workstation coverages had.

Rather than look for this in shapefiles I would suggest trying to create a Turn Feature Class in a file geodatabase.

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I have made links/edges representing different streets in my Streets shapefile. I now want two fields in my attribute table - F_NODE and T_NODE which will show the starting nodes and end nodes of each of these links. What is the method to do this? –  Koushik Paul Oct 2 '13 at 9:43

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