How to view/export the connectivity table list of a network

10-24-2011 01:36 AM
New Contributor II
Dear all,

I have a basic street network. For research purpose, I need to access and export (.dbf, .txt,...) the "connectivity table" of my network exactly as shown in the joined screenshot:

Junction / Adjacent junction and edge elements

I'm using ArcGIS 10. Any advice welcome..

Best regards,

ps. The screeenshot as been taken on
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Esri Regular Contributor
You can add a network dataset to ArcMap and run the following code to list out each junction and its adjacent set of edges. Customize it as needed for your needs.
Jay Sandhu

Public Sub List_ND_Junctions()
  Dim pMxDoc As IMxDocument
  Set pMxDoc = ThisDocument
  Dim pNLayer As INetworkLayer
  Set pNLayer = pMxDoc.FocusMap.Layer(0)
  Dim pND As INetworkDataset
  Set pND = pNLayer.NetworkDataset
  Dim pNQ As INetworkQuery
  Set pNQ = pND
  Dim pEnumNE As IEnumNetworkElement
  Set pEnumNE = pNQ.Elements(esriNETJunction)
  Dim pNE As INetworkElement
  Set pNE = pEnumNE.Next
  Dim pNJunc As INetworkJunction
  Set pNJunc = pNE
  Dim i As Integer
  Dim j As Integer
  Dim pEdge As INetworkEdge
  Set pEdge = pNQ.CreateNetworkElement(esriNETEdge)
  'Print out junction OID and all it's connected edge OID's
  Debug.Print "JunctionOID  Count       Edge#       OID"
  Do Until pNE Is Nothing
    j = pNJunc.EdgeCount
    Debug.Print pNJunc.OID, j
    For i = 0 To j - 1
      pNJunc.QueryEdge i, False, pEdge
      Debug.Print "                  ", i + 1, pEdge.OID
    Next i
    Set pNE = pEnumNE.Next
End Sub
Occasional Contributor III
This looks like a vb code.

you can also look at near function with a distance of may be 1 cm or so, so that you are not collecting far off edges from the junction. and then use the field separator as "," ; so if node 1 is connected to edge 10, edge 23, & edge 41 you will get a result like 10,23,41 for node 1.

worth a try !

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New Contributor III

Hello Theo,

I'm in a situation where I have the exact same need - exporting the connectivity table from a geometric network.  I'm curious how you ended up solving your problem.  Did you go with the VB Code, or a similar python script? Or perhaps there's a newer solution that's come up in the last three years.


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Also , I have the same problem . Please if you have some solutions , share it with me . I used the schematic tool , but I got some tables , regarding your images there is only a connectivity table.

Thanks in advance


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New Contributor II

Dear all,

Thanks for your answers. In the end I've built a python solution to export adjacency matrix and node list of a network to text files.

It requires the installation of networkX and shapely python packages. Your network has to be a shapefile, and the script was not tested on big graphs.

I have uploaded a zip file containing script, data sample and results hereHope this helps and feel free to comment !

Best regards,


# Extract adjacency matrix and nodelist from Shapefile with python networkX

#Packages import
import os
import networkx as nx
import shapely
import numpy as np
import re

# Setting the working directory (the network .shp file has to be in this path)
path = r'Q:\gis\NetworkSample'
# Now change the directory
os.chdir( path )

# Check current working directory.
retval = os.getcwd()
print "Directory changed successfully %s" % retval

# Name of the network shapefile
shpFileName = 'SampleNetworkData.shp'

# Adjacency matrix export name

# node list export name

#Reading the shp and creating the corresponding graph G
#Converting G to an unoriented graph

# Print the number of nodes and edges
print str(G.number_of_nodes()) +" nodes" + " and " +str(G.number_of_edges()) + " edges"

#Change nodes labels by an integer that range from 0 --> n and save the old labels (XY coordinates).

# Adjacency Matrix
# Computing adjacency matrix using length as weight
# Converting CSR matrix format to dense format
# Exporting adjacency matrix as .txt file
np.savetxt("dense_adjacency_matrix_SampleNetworkData.txt", DenseAdjMatrix, delimiter=',', newline="\n", fmt='%d')

# Nodes attributes
# Exporting the nodes key and coordinates has a file ("nodelist.txt")
with open('nodeslist.txt','w') as file:
        for node in G.nodes_iter(data=True):
        #Identify the node key (integer) and X,Y coordinates (float) and return them in the list 'towrite'
                towrite=re.findall(r"[-+]?\d*\.\d+|[-+]?\d+", str(node))
                #Setting file format (node key,X,Y) and export
                towrite= ','.join(map(str, towrite))
                print>>file, towrite

#End of script