Network Analyst

10-05-2018 08:10 AM
Occasional Contributor

Good morning all,

I am just hoping to get some of your experiences using Network Analyst. I work for a regional transit agency and right now do not have access to the Network Analyst Extension. One feature of Network Analyst I am particularly interested in is the creation of turn by turn directions for a route. Those are a vital piece of information at our agency and I find it difficult to obtain those from our operations department. If I was able to draw a route and generate the turn by turns myself, that would eliminate many headaches. I also like that you can create service areas using a network. I can do that work now in AGOL but it does consume credits and I have to export the service area out of AGOL to a shapefile and then load it into ArcGIS which is not the most streamlined workflow. I have never poked around with any of the other tools in the extension so I was wanting some examples of the possible work that could be done with the extension, if you wouldn't mind sharing.

Thanks and happy Friday!!


Miguel Fernandez
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MVP Frequent Contributor

Hi Miguel,

I think you can get a free 30-day trial from your esri rep.

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Esri Regular Contributor

You can watch some of the user conference presentations about Network Analyst:

ArcGIS Online: Routing and Network Analysis:

Network Analyst: Optimize Your Fleet of Vehicles with the VRP Solver

Performing Network Analysis:

Network Analyst: Performing Network Analysis Video | Esri 

And obviously the doc about its capabilities:

What is the ArcGIS Network Analyst extension?—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Jay Sandhu

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