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ArcPy and ArcGIS – Geospatial Analysis with Python by Silas Toms

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Using Network Analyst

To use the Network Analyst extension, the ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced license is required. In ArcCatalog or ArcMap, click on the Customize menu and select Extensions. Once the Extensions menu is open, click on the checkbox next to turn on the Network Analyst Extension.

Creating a Feature Dataset

The first step to using a network dataset is to create one within a feature dataset. To do so, we will generate a feature dataset to hold the data of interest. Right-click on the File geodatabase that houses the Bus Stop data and select New, and then select Feature Dataset from the New menu. Name it Chapter11Results and click on Next.

Next, select the Spatial Reference System (SRS). In this case, we will be using the SRS of the local ...

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