I'm attempting to run the 'generate service areas' tool. I've just created a network following the instructions here using the data from the Utah Automatic Geographic Reference Center here. I wish to create service areas for a series of points within Utah. There are many points of which i present the lat-lon for 3:

  • 40.5361, -112.025
  • 40.6874, -111.915
  • 40.7095, -112.022

Procedure Download it from AGRC, deleted the 'test', deleted the 'network', and 'network_junctions', leaving on the 'roads' file within the 'network' feature dataset. To reduce the time required to build the network, I selected the road network by location, buffering my apartment locations by 2 miles, and exported that as a new file in the existing feature dataset as 'roads_2miles'. I then followed the procedures for creating a network according to the tutorial here, for ArcGIS 10.3. I omitted steps 39, 40, and 41 as irrelevant to this task. Building the network took about 2 minutes.

I then attempt to use the 'generate service areas' tool, using my apartment location as the 'facilities' and my 'Network_2miles' network dataset as the Network Dataset. I receive the following error:

ERROR 030098 The network dataset must have at least one time-based and one distance-based cost attribute.

What am I doing wrong here?

Potentially Relevant: http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/tools/network-analyst-toolbox/make-service-area-layer.htm http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/tools/network-analyst-toolbox/make-service-area-layer.htm


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Looks like my problem was in the original dataset. ArcGIS did not want to recognize F_T_Imp_Min as an impedence field. I copied the dataset out of the feature dataset so I could edit it. I then added two fields which conformed to ESRI's naming patterns, FT_Minutes and TF_Minutes, and then rebuilt the network.

Attempts to edit the existing attributes, using ESRI instructions, I could not seem to get to work.

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