Case: I want to generate a 5k run from my front door. The route would be a loop to end where I began.
Any ideas? I'd like to use our existing street network (we've got it optimized for pedestrian/bicycle traffic). I want to specify a start location and end location (although majority of time they'll be one in the same). And I want to specify a distance. Then poof, NA would return a route from start to end points as close to the specified distance as possible.
Is this possible? Any ideas on how to tackle it?
Hi Chris. Unfortunately, the Network Analyst Route solver simply isn't designed to solve this problem. The Route solver uses algorithms that are meant to optimize travel through the network: to find the fastest or shortest route from one place to another. Finding the best "scenic route" for running or cycling is a very different problem, and NA Route isn't really the right tool for that job.
Sadly, no, we don't have an Esri product that does this. We might have a partner company that provides such a solution. I suppose it depends on what your goal is. Are you just trying to calculate this for yourself or some analysis project, or are you trying to build an app using Esri technology?