using the arcgis.online for 'routing' within Network Analyst

Discussion created by lhutmacher on Oct 20, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 26, 2010 by tereshenkov
Can Network Analyst be used to route data based on the ESRI Online Data?  I've been looking for info on this, but have not been to successful.

Basically, we've got a set of points and we need to build delivery routes our of, but the thought of generating and maintaining a GN from a streets dataset that is already available via our internal 'data appliance' or from the ArcGIS Online makes me shudder.

i'm quite new to the network analyst extension, so pardon my ig'nance!