I'm looking for some guidance on how to approach this problem.
What I'm trying to do is automate locations of utility poles that feed residential properties.
Some of the restrictions that I have are:
The poles can be no more than 50m apart
Ideally the poles to be able to connect to a maximum of 12 properties.
I have Street line data and address point data for the homes & the poles locations would be on/offet from the street lines.
I'm not sure how I would go about appraoching this & I was hoping soembody could guide me on some techniques or methods I should be looking at?
Thanks in advance for your help guys.
ps. I'm using ArcGIS 10 Editer.
Hi Richard, Just wanted to update with this.
It seems I may have over thought the original question I asked.
In the end to count the possible number of utility poles I would need I simply did the following...
1. I created points on line intersects
2. I then placed points on a lines at given intervals depending on the line length.
Obviously doing this meant that the poles were on street centre lines so their position wasn't accurate but it gave me an idea of the number of poles I I may need.
However I wasn't able to get 12 properties per pole but in the end this didn't really matter. But to show the properties connected to poles I just created spider diagrams.