Impossible to solve if points overlap?

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06-25-2012 12:23 AM
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I've been running some analysis "Closest facislity" and I cant get any results if two points overlap in the incidents. I can split them up and run each separately, but I would spare lots of time if it was possible to run them togheter.

Anyone know if its possible to do this or do I have to split them up?
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Overlapping points are supported.

You can create a closest facility layer, enter 1 facility and then copy paste it to duplicate it. Now enter a facility location and then copy/paste it as well. Set the CF layer to solve for 2 closest. Solve. You will get 4 routes output.

You can even have the same set of two facilities entered as Incidents (that is all 4 locations overlap). Solve and you will get 4 routes output but they will have 0 travel cost/length.

If this is not the scenario you are running into then perhaps you can provide some more details.

Jay Sandhu
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Im not sure Its possible or I may not understand everything. I've attached a photo of the problem.

The red marking consist of two dots(incidents) on the same coordinate. For any of the other dots it can calculate a
distance to the nearest facility, but not for the dots that have the same coordinate.
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It could be that the location is unreachable due to restrictions or network connectivity. If you remove one of the overlapping points, can you reach the other one?

Jay Sandhu
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I tried running just one of them and it still doesnt work. So you are probably right about some restriction problem or network connectivity....hmm
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