I currently have 2 different layers:
- First: a point layer which can be consists of more than 1000 departure location for biomass transport. From each departure location, the biomass is transported to the storage site of which the location is to be determined.
- Second: a layer which shows the existing road network in the study area
Another assumption is that the biomass storage site is located next to/on a road and not in the middle of example an agricultural parcel.
You can use Location-Allocation with it. Make all your water meters both candidate facilities as well as demand points. Then choose the minimize facilities option and add any distance cutoff if applicable and solve. It will find the minimum number of sensors needed to cover the water meters.
I get why i need to chose 'Minimize Facilities' (to result in the lowest number of detectors possible to cover an area), but I'm seeing results where 2 neighbouring 'candidates' are getting chosen, despite being less than 250ft apart. Why is this?