I solved a vehicle routing problem for logging operations. To get to the orders, my route uses two types of roads (streets and logging tracks). The route created is a simple polyline, but I would like to know at which point the route is on logging tracks and on which on the street. Is there a possibility that network analyst can tell me which road type is used? To ilustrate what I want, I draw this quick and dirty sketch.
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I think you'll need to perform a spatial selection using the route to select the underlying features of your street data that was used to build the network. The streets have the type info, correct?
Maybe the least difficult way could be to buffer (small distance) the road types, using a FLAT line end (Advanced license required) and then intersect the route with this buffer to get the road type into the result.
When we were designing the route-system, some folks did not want to expose the section attribute table, but I lobbied for it to be visible as it was most useful And then it became even more useful when we re-wrote the route/allocate products to be in Arcplot and wrote the results out to the RAT/SEC tables. Old memories!