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ArcPy and ArcGIS – Geospatial Analysis with Python by Silas Toms

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Chapter 11. Network Analyst and Spatial Analyst with ArcPy

Use of the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions also benefits from the power of Python and ArcPy. The ability to model routes using a streets dataset or a bus routes dataset using ArcPy will help us convert entire workflows into script tools. Both Network Analysts and Spatial Analysts have access modules built into ArcPy for improved control of their available tools, methods, and properties.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a simple network dataset
  • Checking out the extensions
  • The ArcPy Network Analyst module
  • The ArcPy Spatial Analyst module

The Network Analyst extension

The ESRI's Network Analyst extension is a powerful tool to enable routing and network connectivity functionality ...

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