Hierarchy Explanation

Discussion created by juhunter on Dec 6, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 10, 2013 by mrice-esristaff
Hey all,

I'm looking for a better explanation of hierarchy. I'm having issues with ferry routes, going from one island in BC to another will likely cause a fail since it goes from a hierarchy 1-2 road to my hierarchy 21 ferry, then back to a high hierarchy road, so I tried to do a test... I turned hierarchy ranges -really- high, like the Primary range was 100... This should act as if hierarchy was off since all roads will be treated as the "primary range" however those routes STILL fail, while turning hierarchy completely off cause them to succeed.

This causes a further issue in that hierarchy being off is extremely inefficient since our network dataset is all of Canada. The processing time and resources are simply unacceptable with hierarchy off, however we've still never been able to get ferry routing to properly work.