I'm trying to find out what tool would be best suited to address a problem that I have.
I am trying to find the most efficient route (least amount of pipe (footage) / most amount of houses provided with fire hydrant coverage (500 ft diameter buffer) for a water pipe through a sub division.
I know this is very vague, but what tool would be best suited to this?
I know find route would find the shortest route, but I also want to provide the most amount of coverage provided by the fire hydrants, so shortest route isn't necessarily the best suited
At the moment I am just putting my own buffers on a path that I myself think would serve the most houses with the least amount of buffer overlap from the hydrants, but I'm frustrating myself because there most probably is a better way of doing it (that I cant think of at the moment!)