spotonesri

What feature classes to include in a Network Dataset?

Discussion created by spotonesri on Apr 26, 2010
Latest reply on May 3, 2010 by spotonesri
Hello, I have a question regarding what feature classes to include in a Network Dataset.

I know the feature classes in the feature dataset need to have some kind of time/distance as the cost/measure and they need to be edge sources.
I am just wondering if this is possible:
If I want to create a OD Cost Matrix analysis layer, all the data I have are the Lat/Long of points and the relationships between the origins and destinations.
1. I can use a road/street shape with a time/distance field
This is definitely plausible, my only problem is that this shape is too detailed (Is it possible to use a very simple road/street shape?)

2.Can I use a polyline shapefile and join it with a table that contains the relationships between the origins and destinations?

All I really want is just lines connecting points together, and I have an ArcEditor license.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

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