I am working on some proposed fire stations for my City, and the Fire Chief.
I don't have Network Analyst, I probably could use the trial version to run this analysis, but I want to ask the brain trust if there is a method to do this with out the extension.
I have a point file containing all of the proposed locations, which are located on their proposed site locations(parcels), I can do multiple ring buffers all day long, but I need to do Direct Drive Distance according to the Chief for a more realistic/accurate analysis.
Is there a tool I have been overlooking.
Do I select all street segments up to 1.5 miles away?
Do I need to ask this question in a different community/forum?
I can't think of anything other than a tedious least-cost path raster analysis, but I really wouldn't entertain that idea.
Do you have an ArcGIS Online subscription/account to do it on there perhaps?
Another best-bet is to find someone who does, or has NA on desktop and ask them to do it for you.
I worked in 9-1-1 for several years and performed the same sort of analysis for a number of departments. What’s the cost of a new station? What’s the cost of a Network Analyst extension? If your chief is serious about a data driven decision on where to put his next station he should get out his check book and be done with it.