Using Network Analyst

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07-20-2010 10:42 AM
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We have a client that wants us to set up their system with point to point driving directions such as can be used in ArcReader's Find Route.  However they want to be able to do it without an Internet Connection.

Will I need Network Analyst Extension to build a route finder to get this to work?

Robert
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Will I need Network Analyst Extension to build a route finder to get this to work?


The Find Route dialog in ArcReader can work with a online routing service or a network dataset that can be accessed locally or from a shared network drive. If you don't have a network dataset (or a route finder as you called it) for your study area, then you will need the network analyst extension to build a network dataset. Once you have a network dataset, in the Find Route dialog, specify this network dataset in the Options tab for the Routing service parameter. Then you can use the Find Route dialog without requiring a Network Analyst Extension or an internet connection.

The Streetmap DVD within the ESRI Data and Maps DVD set comes with a free pre-built network dataset for US and Canada. This network dataset can be used with Find Route dialog in ArcReader without requiring a network analyst extension. Note that this is free data and it is derived from the Tele Atlas 2005 dataset. so it may not reflect recent updates to the streets.

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