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Can you use a polygon dataset when creating a O-D Matrix?

Question asked by philante99 on Jan 14, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2015 by philante99

hello,

 

I've been using the O-D Cost Matrix in ARCGIS 10.2.2 successfully when I load both origins and destination as point datasets.

 

Previously, when I have a polygon feature class I just calculate the centroid x and y coordinates and convert this to point dataset. This has worked well for some projects I have done.

 

I have been asked to do an O-D cost matrix for a School's point dataset and a Parks polygon feature. I could create a centroid point from the Parks polygon feature but some parks are very large and the centroid point within suck parks will give misleading distances.

 

I was wondering if there was a way to do an O-D Matrix with the Schools points dataset that would create lines to the closest edge of a Parks polygon feature?

 

Please let me know if this is possible?

 

Thanks

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