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ArcGIS Network Analyst

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ArcGIS Network Analyst provides network-based spatial analysis tools for solving complex routing problems. It uses a configurable transportation network data model, allowing organizations to accurately represent their unique network requirements.

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ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Emily M.
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"ESRI mapping programs are useful, but not the most user-friendly"

What do you like best?

With most ArcGIS programs including ArcGlobe, ArcMap, and ArcScene, theere is a tool for almost anything you could want to do. The amount of different analyses and projections that these programs can do is far greater than the average person would need, and is much greater than QGIS or comporable free programs.

What do you dislike?

The program itself is costly, and many of the tools do not come with the basic version, but must be purchased separately with packages. The basic version is great for making maps, displaying spatial data, and running simple analysis tools, but any more detailed analysis, for example all of the Spatial Analyst tools, must be purchased in addition to ArcMap. Also the program is not very user-frienly, often error messages pop up with no explanation. However, there are enough tutorials online to overcome this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is the most comprehensive software available for large scale mapping of wildlife movement, and makes it easy to create high-quality maps for presentations and publications.

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ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Sydney M.
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"Highly Accurate for Drive Time Mapping"

What do you like best?

I like that it is highly accurate. It works very well with ArcGIS for desktop as an extension. It is easy to use, there are many manuals online that can be used to assist in learning the tool. It computes drive service area analysis quickly.

What do you dislike?

You need to locate or create a streets file in order to use the tool. Not for use by someone who does not have any ArcGIS experience. ESRI is very difficult to work with and their customer support is not the greatest at all.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly reliable. Much better than a free mapping tool found on the internet. I cannot compare it to QGIS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to find whether or not certain sites are within a particular distance of something such as airports. We are able to see how much of a population a site is within. It answers complex questions that you would think require a lot of analysis.

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ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Jill M.
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"Very intuitive UI and great support"

What do you like best?

We used a variety of ERSI products at the GIS lab Cal Poly Pomona. I teach in the business college and used the software in supporting my premise in my thesis for adding GIS technology to the business school curriculum. I mapped the demographic data to prepare a feasibility report for a start-up business in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and having thoroughly enjoyed the process, sought to build curriculum for incorporation into the college. The overall response from the students for my thesis was outstanding but I am still waiting to hear from fellow professors.

What do you dislike?

I disliked the computing power required to build the maps. It is resource heavy and makes it a barrier to entry for smaller companies.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product but need enterprise-level IT hardware

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Establishing location, traffic, customer demographics, local economics and other census data to assess viability for a start-up business in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by User in Environmental Services
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"ArcGIS"

What do you like best?

I love how easy this program is to use. I started using ArcGIS as a complete beginner to the GIS world and was able to catch on very easily, especially with all the tutorials provided.

What do you dislike?

I would say the only thing that I didn't like about ArcGIS was the Python programing aspect to it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ArcGIS helped with completing projects all around the world. You are able to pull up street maps in any urban areas and help map out and plan resolutions to certain issues. For example, as a trial run, we were able to work out a new transit system for a populated city. Although it wasn't a serious plan of action, it was a good way to know how to use this program if we actually needed it for something like that.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Sumaan K.
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"GIS Professional, formerly LiDAR Analyst"

What do you like best?

Wide breadth of applications for the software with intuitive tools. Additionally high customization with a great deal of granularity to data measurement and visualization.

What do you dislike?

Can be a little overwhelming and often has too many tools that you may not use regularly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think it's a practical solution for larger businesses that are pursuing large datasets with a great deal of granularity.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Large data sets for measurement in a LiDAR Environment. Visualization as well as analysis.

It is a very robust software with a great deal of processing capability.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Thomas M.
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"Generally good product"

What do you like best?

Creating 2, 3, 4 mile service areas around facilities

What do you dislike?

Like any software you need to look for quirks. Setting this up is also not very intuitive; however it beats the early days of dynamic segmentation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used location allocation to determine best locations for school sites. I use study areas to model the impact of charter schools opening and impacting our public schools. Also make transportation estimates as to how many students are eligible for bus transportation outside a two mile walkout.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by User
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"Great software for keeping track of sewer systems"

What do you like best?

The visual aspects of the program is great. Allows you to easily see what is going on in the system and easily identify each part of the system.

What do you dislike?

The software is somewhat difficult to understand at first. It can be overwhelming if you have never used any GIS type of software before. But just like anything thing else, it gets easier with time and practice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great software that is definitely worth the initial investment. If it is something that your company or business can use I would definitely recommend looking into it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using the township's GIS system to review sewer segments and keep track of all their data.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Marissa V.
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"Great for Operations Analysis"

What do you like best?

Using visualization to create meaningful and impactful insights

What do you dislike?

Inputting data can be a bit tricky at times. ArcGIS wants data in a particular manner.

Recommendations to others considering the product

To combat the data fickleness, I suggest making an appointment with the support staff and have them walk you through how to work with the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Optimizing costs and understanding lead time

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Natalie B.
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"great tool for supply chain analysis"

What do you like best?

This tool allows you to use your own costs in a road network to find the least cost routes between two points.

What do you dislike?

Confusion around the options for oneway restrictions

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Network Analyst to perform siting analyses. Finding the best location for a new biorefinery based on minimizing costs from feedstock source points to the biorefinery.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Jeffrey H.
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"Look elsewhere "

What do you like best?

This was supposed to be the best available but I think they are misleading people.

What do you dislike?

The program is a super memory and resource hog. You're better off using paper maps than this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps when you need to find the right areas that aren't on a paper map. It updates frequently which is good.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by User in Architecture & Planning
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"ArcGIS Network Analyst - How to get where you want to go"

What do you like best?

A lot of functions to determine network connectivity, optimized routing, and distance to specific locations.

What do you dislike?

You will need to scrub the input data for best results.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get trained on how to use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

How long it would take to get from Point A to Point. Coverage within a given time frame.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Consultant in Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
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"ArcGIS Network Analyst Review"

What do you like best?

ArcGIS in general is such a great GIS tool, so it was great to find out that there Network Analyst tool was an added feature. It was easy to use and provided great results.

What do you dislike?

The results were sometimes slow to load, especially with larger datasets.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Requires some knowledge of the already existing ArcGIS software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working in the transportation industry, accurate spatial analysis tools are a must and this is what was provided.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Administrator
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"Great for advanced routing solutions"

What do you like best?

The fact that we can add a lot of constraints to not only the network dataset we create, but also the routing operations.

What do you dislike?

There should be a better resource with column names for the attribute tables that the operations run off. There is a steep training curve.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure your network dataset is done well!!!!!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vehicle Management; Optimized Routes to Remote Areas in the USA

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"COnnect your office with ease"

What do you like best?

Broad access to the GIS platform ensures that everyone in our office is connected, which allows us to do more. Which also means less redundant and useless work.

What do you dislike?

Not much to say I don't like. Could be a little more user friendly but easy to learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

company car tracking and site locations of certain key features for job sites.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Administrator
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"Network Analyst has helped a great deal in finding and isolating leaks in our water network,."

What do you like best?

I like the relative ease of use and the ability to give our user and web app that they can use with little knowledge of GIS.

What do you dislike?

The web app can be clunky unless you know how to work with code to make an easier web app.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Assisting user with water line leak isolations.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by User in Higher Education
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"My experience with ArcGIS Network Analyst"

What do you like best?

The best thing about ArcGIS Network Analyst is that it provides a very nice idea about the routes and network.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I disliked about the ArcGIS Network Analyst is that it

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I mainly use it for my personal use cases.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by User in Higher Education
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"Good"

What do you like best?

I like the UI and the flexibility of the application.

What do you dislike?

UX could be more improved by adding a few features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a system engineer, I use to solve routing problems and maintain a physical layer of computer networks

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by User
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"Good Tool"

What do you like best?

The options made available for statistical analysis.

What do you dislike?

Tools could be organized a little better

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Utilizing road network data to determine the wood mill markets available for a parcel of land being considered for purchase.

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"ARC GIS"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and the layering of maps:ARC

What do you dislike?

It took me some time to get spun up on all the software could do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

National Defenses

ArcGIS Network Analyst review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Distance Analysis"

What do you like best?

The ability to find, through visualization, a shortest distance to a subject.

What do you dislike?

Its pretty technical and requires numerous steps

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No business related

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