I am doing a undergraduate GIS project. It entails a paper route for newspapers in the Pittsburgh Area, so far I have plotted all of the points in a point layer. I have now plotted my points, what should be my next steps? I downloaded basemaps of the roads, and the data set for the pgh roads. I want to: find the shortest distance (elucian distance), I need to start a new network data set from what? (how)?
Please suggest anything else that would be useful or make this project better. Or a list or steps necessary for completing the project.