I am creating a series of Service Areas using the built in networking features on ArcGIS Online. I need to create an area with 1 hour intervals for 6 hours of travel time. The issue is that ArcGIS Online does not allow for any longer than 5 hours through the online networking tool, and unfortunately I need that 6th hour!

I realize I may be out of options for accurate analysis, so I have moved on to other methods to try and at least show an approximate 6th hour. Buffering the largest area does not work as it returns a smooth area that just doesn't look good at all. I have tried creating a copy of the 5th hour, and using the Stretch Proportionally tool in my edit vertices, but this does not work well either.

I was hoping to get a couple more ideas I could try, because I am not sure what other options I have.

  • You have tags for ArcGIS Desktop and the ArcGIS Network Analyst extension but are you using those or just ArcGIS Online? – PolyGeo Dec 2 '19 at 19:47
  • I am using desktop to try create a 6th hour for my service area, and I am using the network tools within ArcGIS Online. So I guess the network analyst tag can be removed. My mistake. – Spencer Dec 2 '19 at 20:20

You could try picking a few points at the edge of the 5th hour and run them to create a one hour at each, and afterwards append the two together. It's not perfect but it will give you the look (non buffered) you want.

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  • This did work somewhat well, however I am using ArcGIS Online and my service area covers about 6 U.S. States, so in order to run it accurately I needed to use quite a few of the points around the area. I think this one process used about 240 credits, which is definitely not something I can do all the time! – Spencer Dec 4 '19 at 16:17
  • Glad that helped. The credit thing is an issue though – jport Dec 4 '19 at 19:08

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