Using ESRI Data & Maps streets network dataset for service area analysis

Discussion created by BillWinston on Aug 4, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 21, 2011 by ramk

I am trying to use the streets network dataset included in ESRI Data & Maps to perform service area analysis for a~20,000 point locations.  I need to create network buffers around each point based on distance and then quantify various parameters such as mean block length, number of junctions with 3 or more edge connections, etc.  Is it possible to use this dataset for such a purpose?  I have been unable to add the network dataset to ArcMap (ArcInfo license level) even with Network Analyst enabled. 

Thanks for any advice!
Bill Winston