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Direct Drive Distances for Fire Stations

06-18-2021 01:59 PM
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by Anonymous User
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Hi all,

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?



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MVP Frequent Contributor

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.

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MVP Emeritus

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. 

That should just about do it....
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