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Routes and directions
The routing service can find the fastest or shortest route, optimize the order of stops, specify stop time windows, and avoid problematic areas of congestion or construction. To create one or more routes, all you need is a start and end location and a set of ordered or unordered stop locations (optional).
The traffic service is a dynamic traffic map for visualizing traffic speeds and traffic incidents. Live and predictive traffic data is updated every five minutes. Historic data is available in 15-minute increments. Traffic service data can be queried and displayed and is also used within route analysis for more accurate results.
A drive-time area, also known as a service area, is a region that can be reached from a location within a given travel time or travel distance. The ArcGIS Routing and Network Analytics Service can also account for different types of vehicles, traffic conditions, and a number of other variables when calculating a service area.
With ArcGIS Transportation and Network Analytics Services, you can specify multiple incident points and facilities no matter the constraint, such as the direction of travel (toward or away), search distance, or time-cutoff thresholds.
Given a set of work locations and a fleet of vehicles, you can use ArcGIS Transportation Routing and Network Analytics Services to determine what stops should be serviced by each route and in what sequence the stops should be visited. The solution minimizes the overall operating cost for the entire fleet while considering custom business rules that you define.
Where should your organization build its new branch or facility? The location-allocation tool can help find the best location for you. The right location keeps costs low and accessibility high to maximize profit and quality of service. The analysis takes into account facilities that provide goods and services and where those goods and services are consumed.
Origin-destination cost matrix
The origin-destination cost matrix produces a distance table with least-cost paths along the network from many origins to many destinations. The cost values reflect the network distance, not the straight-line distance.