Oefele

Minimum Spanning Tree based on a street network

Discussion created by Oefele on Jul 19, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2016 by ismaeelgis
HI GIS Experts,

I hope you can help me with my network analyse problem (ArcGIS 10.0 SP2 - ArcView License)

Background:
I try to create a network of fiber optic cables to specific points along a street network.

Here is what I want to do:
I want to create a Minimum Spanning Tree based on a street network to give me the shortest path between a couple of
fiber optic access points. The MST should start at a fiber optic distribution point and "span out" to the access
points.

What I tried so far:
I tried to manage it with the Network Analyst and the 'Closest Facility' analysis. The problem is that it handles
each connection between a distribution point and a access point as a independent solution (end up in a single
route) - so its not the MST.
I am not sure if something like that is possible with a geometric network (with sinks and sources) and a flow
direction.

Thank you all for your support in advance,

Daniel

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