Network Dataset Help - please

Discussion created by mannmel on Nov 4, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 4, 2011 by mannmel
I need to find the mileage for over a million sets of points in the US. I need a network dataset of eSRI street data. I put the sdc street data into a geodatabase feature class (almost 8 gigs!).


Do I need a network dataset, - can I find the mileage between the sets of points, using sdc street data without creating a network dataset?  (I read somewhere this can be done, if so How?? the Network analyst is greyed out until I have a nd in the map!)

Do I need this data in a feature class to create the network dataset?

Can I create a network dataset from the sdc layer? again, how to do this if it's possible?