About the ArcGIS Network Analyst tutorial
The ArcGIS Network Analyst extension allows you to build a network dataset and perform analyses on a network dataset. The best way to learn Network Analyst is to use it. In the exercises in this tutorial, you will do the following:
- Use ArcCatalog to create and build a network dataset from feature classes stored within a geodatabase.
- Define connectivity rules and network attributes for the network dataset.
- Perform various network analyses in ArcMap using the Network Analyst toolbar.
- Learn how to use the Network Analyst geoprocessing tools to create models that automate analyses.
To use this tutorial, you need to have ArcGIS installed with the Network Analyst extension and have the tutorial data installed on a local or shared network drive on your system.
The tutorial data is installed with the ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 Tutorial Data media, not with ArcGIS Desktop. The default installation path for the tutorial data is C:\ArcGIS\ArcTutor\Network Analyst\Tutorial. If you don't find the data there, you may need to talk to your system administrator to find it, or you may need to install it. U.S. customers who don't already have the ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 Tutorial Data media can download it from the Esri Customer Care Portal, those outside the U.S. need to contact their local Esri distributor.
In this tutorial
- Exercise 1: Creating a network dataset
- Exercise 2: Creating a multimodal network dataset
- Exercise 3: Finding the best route using a network dataset
- Exercise 4: Finding the closest fire stations
- Exercise 5: Calculating service area and creating an OD cost matrix
- Exercise 6: Creating a model for route analysis
- Exercise 7: Servicing a set of orders with a fleet of vehicles
- Exercise 8: Finding best routes to service a set of paired orders
- Exercise 9: Choosing optimal store sites using location-allocation