Hi there,

I am looking to generate the shortest driving distances for a number of points but am unsure of exactly how to do it....

I have 200 random points, and I need to determine the shortest road distance from each point to every other point. I am assuming that Network Analyst can do this but I don't know exactly how.

Can anyone please help!?

Thanks so much!

Sarah

I am looking to generate the shortest driving distances for a number of points but am unsure of exactly how to do it....

I have 200 random points, and I need to determine the shortest road distance from each point to every other point. I am assuming that Network Analyst can do this but I don't know exactly how.

Can anyone please help!?

Thanks so much!

Sarah

Do you need to traverse all the points and get one route that finds the shortest route? In this case, you would need a network dataset with your street data and a Route solver. Here you could specify if you want to preserve the order of stops or you want to let the solver choose the best sequence automatically changing the order of stops.

Please consider going through the tutorial on using Route solver. The network dataset is available to you with the ArcGIS Desktop (so called ArcTutor). Just in case you don't have this or cannot download it via the Customer Care portal, please download them from the ArcGIS.com (I provided direct link to the data).