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Network Analyst Basics

Question asked by natb02 on Oct 30, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 18, 2012 by natb02
I am a PhD student and my project involves supply chain analysis in Montana. I want to use Network Analyst to analyze routes from logging operations and mill sites to potential conversion facilities and to refineries. My input road file is massive, and I got it from the Montana GIS website. I have been cleaning it up using the Topology toolbar, but there are still a lot of bugs.

My questions:
1. Is this the best input road file to use, or can I download and use an ESRI road file?
2. I created a network dataset with the file and ran the "stops" to see if it would give me an optimized route between two points, and it created the most convoluted path I've ever seen.

I could really use some pointers on how to set up the Impedances, and any other tips you have.

Thanks!
natalie m.


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