Find best locations

Discussion created by Kampinga on Aug 21, 2013
I am looking for a tool or workflow to find the best location for, say, an advertising column.
My input is simply a data set with a lot of addresses. For now only distances counts, infrasctructure is at this moment not relevant.
It should be build in modelbuilder so I can play with the number of mean centers i.e. advertising columns.

Example: 1000 points scattered all over the place: I want to know the two mean centers of those 1000 points. Then the modelbuilder will calculate those two mean centers out of the 1000 points.

I have found this, but it does not work for me, I think:
> Exercise 3: Finding a site for a new school
- http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/00nt/00nt00000008000000.htm
There is probably more with Network Analyst and Business Analyst. But I need just plain GIS tools without the need to use extensions.

Thanks in advance for your tips!