ArcGIS Network Analyst allows you to create and manage sophisticated network data sets and generate routing solutions.
ArcGIS Network Analyst is a powerful extension for routing, and will provide a whole new framework for network-based spatial analysis (i.e., location analysis, drive time analysis, and spatial interaction modeling). This extension allows ArcGIS Desktop users to model realistic network conditions and scenarios.
With ArcGIS Network Analyst you can conduct:
- Drive-Time Analysis
- Point-to-Point Routing
- Route Directions
- Service Area Definition
- Shortest Path
- Optimum Route
- Closest Facility
- Origin Destination
ArcGIS Network Analyst enables ArcGIS users to solve a variety of problems using geographic networks. Tasks such as finding the most efficient travel route, generating travel directions, finding the closest facility, or defining service areas based on travel time become greatly simplified.
Network Analyst enhances ArcGIS capabilities by adding:
- Closest facility
- Service area analysis
- Advanced network management and creation
Network Analyst can be used for a range of problems, from classic point-to-point routing to advanced time based delivery models across millions of features. Using the advanced features in the new Network model, users can do more with their data.
Advanced Features of the Network Model
- Complex multi-part turns
- Dynamic impedance
- Global weights
- Scaleable to multi-users
- Exact and hierarchical routing
- Network barrier support
Network-based spatial analysis is available for ArcGIS Desktop (ArcView, ArcEditor, or ArcInfo), ArcGIS Engine, and ArcGIS Server. For desktop users, ArcGIS Network Analyst provides a rich environment with easy to use menus and tools, as well as the robust functionality available in the geoprocessing environment for modeling and scripting. ArcGIS Engine and ArcGIS Server users can employ the APIs of the optional Network Extension to provide customized network solutions.
ArcView 3x Network Analyst users will find all their familiar tools available in ArcGIS Network Analyst. In addition, ArcGIS Network Analyst has improved the core functionalities and added new features. ArcGIS Network Analyst requires ArcView, ArcEditor, or ArcInfo.