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You should be able to use the Arrow At End symbol from the Symbol Selector to show the digitised direction of polylines.


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The purpose of that box is to control how far generated polygons will extend beyond the outside edges of the network. Consider a dense grid of streets as in a city. Service areas for facilities near the edge of the network may extend well beyond the range of your network with high enough break values. You are not concerned with areas beyond 'city limits', ...


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Since you are on ArcGIS, here it goes.. Skills: I suggest starting with learning basics of Network Analyst (further NA). It is impossible to get started preparing the data for network analysis withouth understanding of the basics of the GIS routing and network analysis theory (graphs, edges, junctions, cost, algorithms). Industry: a good place to start is ...


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Both are just different names for the same thing. You can see this by using the is operator: arcpy.na.CopyTraversedSourceFeatures is arcpy.CopyTraversedSourceFeatures_na will return: True Which tells you that both of these names point to the same object. Your best course of action is to pick one way of doing it in your scripts and stick with it. Just ...


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Since you mentioned that are you doing network analysis, I recommend assigning the symbology for your road edges within the network dataset layer in the TOC instead. You are on ArcGIS 10.2, so here are the steps: Add the network dataset into the ArcMap TOC. Open the Layer Properties dialog box by double-clicking the network dataset layer in the ArcMap table ...


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Network Analyst uses a network of roads, because straight-line distance does not accurately represent the roads that a fire truck must drive on. This is especially true if there are geographic barriers (rivers or streams) or in a rural area with fewer roads. In contrast, flight time analysis would not use a network because planes or helicopters can travel ...


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Your Network Dataset requires the Cost/Attribute in the Function Evaluator (when building your network) You can see here there are 4 types of attribute (Minutes will build your drive time analysis buffers) See Types of evaluators used by a network http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Types_of_evaluators_used_by_a_network/...


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You should use the Reorder Stops To Find Optimal Route option. By default, a route traverses stops in the order you define. However, you can possibly shorten the route further by letting Network Analyst find the best order. It will account for a variety of variables, such as time windows. Another option is to preserve the origin and destination ...


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As far as I know it's not possible to solve for alternate routes without some additional input or change to the analysis. In a network, given a particular impedance, there is only one shortest route between two points. As soon as you start looking for alternates without any additional input you've essentially removed the 'shortest' constraint and are back to ...


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As an answer to both Uffe Kousgaard comments about "what the 18GB file contains" compared to a routable shapefile, and a possible answer to this question: You don't explicitly state it, but I guess you used the ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap to convert your data. If not, I really recommend to have a look at it, as it contains a dedicated option to create ...


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I think some of the answer depends on the layout of the road network, and this question might be worth posting on the Math Stack Exchange (https://math.stackexchange.com/) as it seems like a graph theory problem. I don't think this will be the optimal solution, but it might help get you closer. You could divide up the road network into natural regions, ...


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My solution to this was kind of a kludge, but then I was doing a small class project working with a subset of one county's roads so the network wasn't that big and I didn't need to do it as a common task. I just ran a service area analysis with the time set large enough that in theory everything should be reachable. That highlighted everything that was ...


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You could try the Identity tool, using your line features as the input, and polygons as the identity features: "When the Input Features are lines and the Identity Features are polygons, and the Keep relationships parameter is checked (relationship set to KEEP_RELATIONSHIPS), the output line feature class will have two additional fields, LEFT_poly and ...


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A network dataset must reside within a feature dataset. A feature dataset can be created in either a file geodatabase (folder.gdb) or a personal geodatabase (filename.mdb). You can't create one in a shapefile, if that's what you mean by 'normal'. Note you'll need to add the street layer to the network dataset in order to build a network from it, and there ...


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The ArcGIS network analyst extension needs a properly prepared network dataset (graph) for routing. Ordinary OpenStreetMap data sets are not routable because they are simple linestrings. Take a look at the OSM2NetwordDataset tool by Eva Peters. This tool creates a routable network dataset and takes turn restrictions (from OSM relations), oneway roads and ...


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QGIS cannot convert OSM data into a routable graph. There are other tools which specialize on this task: osm2pgrouting open source osm2po free but not open source Both convert OSM data into a routable graph for import into PostGIS. From there, you can export in a format that you can feed into ArcGIS.


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For QGIS, you could try the steps below. I used QGIS 2.12.3-Lyon and have a "road" line shapefile, the isolated road in the red circle is what we're trying to remove. Intersect your layer on itself (Vector > Geoprocessing Tools > Intersect): Load the Spatial Query plugin (you may need to download/install this from Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins): ...


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In Network Analyst (NA), there is a concept of cost associated with traversing (that is, going through) a road link (edge). Such cost is calculated based on the direction in which a road link was digitized. In NA terms, it is referred to as FT and TF (from-to, to-from) directions. This means that the very same road link can have different cost associated ...


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This looks like a Steiner tree problem. You'll need some programming to solve it. Picture below shows manually improved output of algorithm from networkX: and I think computing "flow" in this network will bring you even closer to near optimal solution: In this case SE student looks like a best candidate to start route. What you are doing will give you ...


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This approach that @Allan Adair shown, it will definitely work, however in this case these road links you have restricted will become non-traversable. I approach this in another way - you usually do want to be able to go through such roads when travelling between points, you just don't want your routes to start and stop on them. So instead of restricting ...


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I found the answer is due to python.exe having a limit of about 2GB. A solution is to Set 32bit Executable LARGEADDRESSAWARE Flag to True.


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At the bottom of the help page on service area analysis that PolyGeo links to, there is a link to another help page: Algorithms used by the ArcGIS Network Analyst extension. From that help page: The Service Area solver is also based on Dijkstra's algorithm to traverse the network. Its goal is to return a subset of connected edge features such that ...


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If you want Free (but you will have to do a lot more pre-processing) OS VectorMap™ District is available. https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendatadownload/products.html For commercial rotatable data you have 3 options. Ordnance Survey - OS MasterMap® Integrated Transport Network™(ITN) http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/itn-...


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Esri's free ArcHydro Extension will do this ArcHydro page. Download from there or Download. Once installed, load shapefile. From ArcHydro select Attribute Tools > Generate From/To Node for Lines. This will generate FROM_Node & To_Node columns.


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Unfortunately, the Network Analyst solver can minimize only one cost attribute to find the best path for a route to go. However, you may take advantage of using costs that can be scaled partly due to using some other sources of factors - in your cases environmental pollution values. I can think of two options to expose your extra cost field for the solver. ...


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there is a single tool to do it in ArcGIS, called project(management). You can right click on the tool to launch it in batch mode. If you want to do it in Python, here is the command line : outCS = arcpy.SpatialReference(3785) #the code for WGS84 Web Mercator arcpy.Project_management(infc, outfc, outCS)


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In your original image you had an unused Service Area Layer tool which is a potential cause of error 735. If you still get 735 after removing that, it would indicate an unexposed, required parameter in the Make Layer tool isn't set (possibly impedence attribute based on your model screenshot). Just before the error number in the results it may give you more ...


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Network Analyst is an ArcGIS extension which can be accessed either through a Desktop application such ArcMap (for manual GIS routing analysis) or as a web service when exposed as an ArcGIS Server service. There are multiple approaches to expose the drive-time analysis service (by the way, the drive-time analysis is also called a "service area" in Esri ...


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One possibility would be to use a turns feature class or table to model an increased time impedance for all turns. The idea would be to use a high value for turns (such as 15-20) seconds, and a low impedance for straights (0-5). Then, as routes are created, every time a turn is the "fastest route", the additional impedance time will likely influence the ...


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I would suggest two approaches: 1. You use Network Analyst to build a network dataset (ND) from your raw street feature class. Choosing the "Any Vertex" connectivity would create a junction point feature at each street intersection which you can export and use just like any other point feature class in ArcGIS. Start with this tutorial, the best ...


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