An extension to ArcGIS for Desktop and Server which adds functionality for analyzing networked data, particularly for road and transport networks.

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Alternatives to Network Analyst

I'm not sure how reasonable this question even is, but it leaves me no less curious after a bit of searching. If I am looking to build a network based on road features and attributes, is Network ...
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Are there any standards or common practices for performing a network analysis for emergency response?

I am working on a project using Network Analyst to determine official emergency response zones for fire departments. The shape of each zone will be determined by the network (at least 1 department ...
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Incorporating Length of Route Value into Cost Evaluator Function (ArcGIS Network Analyst)? [closed]

A friend and I (who more frequently than I posts on this board) are creating a walking network and we have run in to a snag. We would like to attribute a cost evaluator to our network dataset using a ...
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How can I calculate the optimal routes while touching all available roads in a network?

For preperation of the winter season we want to calculate the most optimal routes for sprinkling salt on the roads. The analysis knows the following criteria: - vehicles start and stop at a single ...
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How to make a one part polyline from a multipart polyline?

I have a polyline which is divided into multiparts and these parts are not well ordered so that the vertex's ID are not following the polyline's plotting. This polyline is a representing a bus line ...
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How to Split Roads at intersection for Network Analysis?

I have a file geodatabase Feature Class representing the roads of a city. The Roads are not split at Intersections. ArcGIS needs roads to be split at the intersections, otherwise it assumes that the ...
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How to restrict portions of road network from the analysis in ArcGIS 10 Network Analyst?

I'm trying to sort out network analysis in ArcGIS 10. Toy example of finding shortest distance between two points looks something like that : Where squares are two locations, and the green line is ...
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Do Network Services support Multimodal Networks (ArcGIS 10.1, Network Analyst Extension)?

Do Network Services support Multimodal Networks (ArcGIS 10.1)? I'm assuming that multimodal networks are supported, but I am troubleshooting and just want to be sure. Thanks, eric
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Drive time analysis using Network Analyst with ArcInfo 9.1

What is the most common SETTING for the Layer Properties when creating time-travel polygons? I am in the process of creating 4, 5, 6 minute polygons using Network Analyst. Every time I generate ...
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Symbolizing route data [duplicate]

I'm working on a project that routes various modes of transport to one location (a school) in Arc Map 10. I have about 400 routes, so there is a significant amount of overlap as they near the school. ...
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Are there any open source network analysis tools?

A researcher in my field* recently created an "Urban Network Toolbox", an ArcGIS extension built upon Network Analyst. It calculates a number of measures on urban networks, such as betweenness and ...
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How to automatically create all possible polyline routes connecting many point locations around a polygon obstruction?

Lets say I have 30 ports on the west of an island, and 30 on the east, and need to calculate all possible shipping distances between each and every port, with the routes having to steer around the ...
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Solving a route in a multimodal network dataset does not use all forms of transport available

After having completed Exercise 2 in the official Esri Network Analyst Tutorial, I decided to find a route in the multimodal dataset, to see how it functions. After adding several network locations ...
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How to store route names of a stop belonging to multiple routes

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 ...
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Adding transportation schedules to a network dataset

How do I add transportation schedules to a multimodal network dataset? For example, Bus 1 runs between 08:00 and 16:00, and Bus 2 between 14:00 and 23:00. If a passenger wants to solve for a route ...
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How to set order of operations for Field Calculation in Network Analyst Evaluator Dialogue? [closed]

I desire to have a ratio calculated each time I create a new route. To get this ratio, I created and populated a field that multiplied the length of each segment by a designated number from 1-5, ...
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How to find Closest Facility (euclidean distance)?

I have some facilities and incidents, and I want to find the closest facility for each incident. I've done it via Network Analyst (with a network dataset) but I'm wondering if you can do it with just ...
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How to find network distances between two sets of origins and destinations?

I'm learning how to use Network Analyst, and I'm not entirely sure what to do (or search for). My objective is to measure the nearest distance from the red circles to the blue circles along a road ...
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Network Analyst for QGis or another Open Source Geographic Information System?

Im looking for alternative ways for analyse my network dataset. So, there is another way to analyse an GIS network? I mean if there are any useful plug-in capable to determine service areas, routes, ...
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Correct network analysis settings needed for shortest route problem

Ok 1st sorry my English is not very good. What i want to ask is why the route analysis takes long path to reach the point when i click at solve button even though I can see a shorter path with my ...
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How to model money cost as an accumulator in network analysis?

This is not necessarily a technical coding question, although any links that include coding are welcome if they are answering my question. I am looking for research or analysis that has been done in ...
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Summing volumes through a pipeline system

I need to fill a volume attribute for a pipeline system. Volume would come from a well at the end and I can easily start with a spatial join to get volume for all the line segments at the edge of the ...
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How to create fixed length (and width) buffer around a polyline in ArcMap 10?

Could someone please help me? I would need to create 100 buffers (500m x 1km) along a stream polylines. I know how to do it by using shortest distance but the buffers should follow the curves of the ...
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ArcGIS 10 Network Analyst Service Area Problem/Peculiarity with Solving

I am having a problem when solving some of my service areas. I am loading the locations from a point feature class, and they are all located. The majority of them return a service area that is ...
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Multimodal network v.s. single mode network [closed]

I created a multimodal network with rail, bus, and pedestrian network, and generated a 15 min service area (blue in the attached figure). I also created a single mode network with only pedestrian ...
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Closest Facility Solve Failing

I have a problem getting a large number of facilities and incidents to draw upon solving. I have about 380 facilities and incidents, that I am attempting to find routes between. I need the actual ...
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How to use Route Task in Network analysis tools

I am using esri network analysis tool and I just want to draw the path between two clicked point on the map (by using route task) I use the example code block in the following link ...
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I need the GUID for an INALayer object

I've been searching the documentation for the GUID for a Network Analysis Layer object. For example, "E156D7E5-22AF-11D3-9F99-00C04F6BC78E" is the Interface identifier for an IGeoFeatureLayer.
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How to create Network Dataset for Network Assistant using ArcPy?

Is it possible to create a network dataset with ArcPy to be used with the network assistant? In the documentation I found the Build Network and Dissolve Network functions, but it looks like both ...
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How do you get access to a Network Analyst layer item in ArcPy?

I have a Python script that I'm working on. I have created a Closest Facility layer (in memory). I add facilities. I add incidents. I perform the Solve. These all complete. The only problem is, ...
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Ist there a way to calculate a Service Area from the Network Analyst in ArcGIS for each feature in a feature class?

I am trying to implement a python script that creates in a first step a Network Dataset and that in a second step gets a point feature class for which the tool should create for each feature in the ...
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Connect overlapping lines

I am currently trying to build my first multimodal network using ArcGis 9.2. This is a test using simple data of what I will need to do later with more complex data. Here is my data: layer 1: One ...
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Create an optimized point layer derived from a road layer so that the driving distance between each point is x

Consider a classic state-wide or country-wide roadway network. I want to create a point layer, where each point is on the roadway network. This point layer will have each point separated by its ...
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Is it possible to use Python to perform network analysis on only part of a network?

I have a large network dataset and want to perform an analysis on it which would output the start/end point, the distance between them and whether they're first, second or third (etc.) nearest ...
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Network Analyst: arcpy's 'Solve' running out of memory

I've run OD cost matrix analysis using GUI tools n ArcGIS 10. My goal is relatively simple - find closest 50 neighbors for each origin point. The dataset I'm working with is relatively large: ...
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How to calculate distances between several points along network?

I have several points (bicycle share hubs), and I want to calculate the distance between each of them using a network. I want a CSV/XLS that has three headers: hub_id1, hub_id2, distance. I've ...
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Finding optimal network with python and network analyst in arcgis 10.0

Hello GIS StackExchange, I'd like to know if there's any way to find the shortest distance across the diagonals of a polygon. I am creating a network analyst solution to determine the most cost ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Network Analyst: Snapping stops from point-shapefile to route analysis layer doesn't work properly

I'm struggling with a task, which should be not that difficult....but anyway I do not find a solution. Background I'm map-matching tracks, generated by a GPS-device, to a road network. Therefore I ...
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Update Arcpy version?

This is probably the answer to my previous question. The version of arcpy that I am using does not include GetNAClassNames naClasses = arcpy.na.GetNAClassNames(serviceAreaLayer) ...
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Network Analyst directions window options

I have created a vehicle route problem with multiple route zones with one depot in each zone. Each zone has a pickup route that delivers to the depot in the zone. Some addresses have special ...
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How to automate creation of Network Turn Features from line segments?

I have a road network which I will add Turn features in. From the road network, I have created a model that cuts out the line segments where the turn features will be located. My problem is how to ...
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How are service areas created in ArcGIS Network Analyst?

I want to create a service area map of Burma in order to spot the areas that are within xx kilometers from a set of cities. The problem is that the generated polygons aren't exactly what I expected. ...
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Determine 3 and 6 minute fire response times

I'm expecting to get an Excel file with data on previous fire and emergency response times. I was told it will have incident addresses and the response time for each incident (~ 12K incidents). I also ...
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Accessing data stored in related tables from a network dataset

According to ESRI's transit data model, this implementation, and several thesis papers, any non-spatial information (such as public transport schedules, employee info, trips etc) which is not stored ...
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A problem with ArcGIS network analyst making paths and roads work together

Working in Arc GIS 10 .0 service pack 5, network analyst extension, Productivity Suite 2.1 service pack 7, on Windows 7. I am trying to get the Ordnance survey ITN urban paths layer to work with OS ...
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Performing a Multicriteria Analysis Using Distance Along a Road Network

There is the possibility that I will be working on a project which will look at thousands of properties in a region and measure their accessibility to different services (schools, parks, hospitals, ...
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Using landmarks in routing directions for ArcGIS Network Analyst?

I was wondering if there is a way to use a set of landmarks (in a point class or something) that will be included in the directions output for a Network Analyst route. So if there is a point (or ...
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IDatasetContainer2 CreateDataset method fails after upgrading to ArcObjects 10 [closed]

I have a Network Analyst routine that worked for 9.3 and does not work with 10. I was closely following the example at: ...
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How to populate fields for line segment with value from polygon to left and right of it?

I have a countywide roads dataset that is used by an emergency dispatch system. There are two fields, "Comm_RT" and "Comm_LT", that need to be populated by the name of the community polygon they ...
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Network Analyst data for the UK

Where can I locate data that can be used to calculate driving distances in the UK using the Network Analyst extension to ArcGIS Desktop 10? The data that came with my software (I'm in the USA) only ...