Add GTFS to a Network Dataset - Overview
Add GTFS to a Network Dataset allows you to put GTFS public transit data
into an ArcGIS network dataset so you can run schedule-aware analyses using the Network
Analyst tools, like Service Area, OD Cost Matrix, and Location-Allocation.
Add GTFS to a Network Dataset consists of a toolbox of custom script tools to pre-process
the GTFS data, a custom GTFS transit evaluator you must install, and a user's guide to help
you set up your network dataset.
After using these tools to set up your network dataset, you can use Network Analyst to
perform transit/pedestrian accessibility analyses, make decisions about where to locate
new facilities, find populations underserved by transit or particular types of facilities,
or visualize the areas reachable from your business at different times of day. You can
also publish services in ArcGIS Server that use your network dataset.
Esri, the maker of ArcGIS, is seeking to develop
better public transit analysis tools. This is a prototype tool designed to solicit feedback
and ideas from users. Please contact us to tell us how you are using the tool, how we can
make this tool better, and what other transit tools you would like to see.
Add GTFS to a Network Dataset was created by Melinda Morang and Patrick Stevens at Esri.