Selecting possbile locations by distance to pointer

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05-15-2012 05:58 AM
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Hi Guys,

I???m starting a project and was looking to know the best way around it.. Basically what I???m looking to do is select possible locations for the positioning of bins within a village. A high percentage of the households (pointer data) must be within 100m walking distance to one of the bins. Obviously this will have to be cost effective so the least amount of stops the better. I plan on using pointer data for the households and then road and street networks for walking distances. I am in the process of getting the Network Analyst extension as I???m guessing this will be needed.

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Marty
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Hi Martin,

I'd go for using the Location-Allocation solver in Network Analyst (NA). It may look a bit complicated at first, but when you go through a tutorial and test a bit you will see it is easy to use and very powerful yet flexible.

http://resourcesbeta.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#/Location_allocation_analysis/004700000...

If I got you right, you have not worked with the NA before. Please go through this tutorial first to gain a basic understanding of the network data processing:
http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/32890

Tutorial for the solver: http://resourcesbeta.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#/Exercise_9_Choosing_optimal_store_loca...

PS. You might also look the Huff model geoprocessing set which might be relevant for this type of scenario:
http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/file/geoprocessing/details?entryID=60562BF5-1422-2418-34F5-2BBA3...

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Hi Martin,

I'd go for using the Location-Allocation solver in Network Analyst (NA). It may look a bit complicated at first, but when you go through a tutorial and test a bit you will see it is easy to use and very powerful yet flexible.

http://resourcesbeta.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#/Location_allocation_analysis/004700000...

If I got you right, you have not worked with the NA before. Please go through this tutorial first to gain a basic understanding of the network data processing:
http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/32890

Tutorial for the solver: http://resourcesbeta.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#/Exercise_9_Choosing_optimal_store_loca...

PS. You might also look the Huff model geoprocessing set which might be relevant for this type of scenario:
http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/file/geoprocessing/details?entryID=60562BF5-1422-2418-34F5-2BBA3...

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Hi,

This looks great and really similar to what I'm trying to achieve. I will get a run through this tutorial when I get the license transferred onto my machine..

Thanks again

Martin 🙂
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