One way to connect to the ArcGIS Online network analysis services is through ArcGIS for Desktop.
Creating a connection
- Start ArcMap.
- Click the Catalog button on the Standard toolbar to open the Catalog window.
- In the Catalog window, right-click Ready-To-Use Services and click Sign In if you are not already signed in.
- Type your Esri account user name in the User Name text box.
The Esri account must be part of an ArcGIS Online for organizations account.
You can purchase an organizational subscription or request a free trial if you don't have a subscription already.
- Type your password for the account in the Password text box.
- Click Finish.
Several server connections appear in the Catalog window and are ready for use. The connection to the World Route Service isn't visible here, but you can see it in the Find Route dialog box.