Creating a route without points on line

Discussion created by ModernGIS on Mar 16, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 16, 2012 by DJarrard-esristaff
I had a new project given to me to test to see if I could do it with the current ESRI software we have. I am currently running ArcMap 10.0 with ArcEditor license. What I am trying to do without needing to purchase any additional extensions is to put together a route for our "Disconnect Person" who goes out and hand delivers disconnect notices. The data for the routes and dates are maintained and stored in our Customer Information system, which is brought over as a table through an ODBC connection into a File Geodatabase. I have road data from our local city government. What I want to be able to do is to have ArcMap develop a route for our Disconnect Guy so he can simply follow a "Red-Line" on ArcMap showing the best route he needs to take in order to deliver these notices - which will safe time and gas expenses. Question is: Can I do this with Linear Referencing? If so - How do i start?

Thanks in advance.