Before calculating a route in the Find Route dialog box, a Routing Service must be defined in the Options tab. The routing service can be a file-based network dataset, an ArcGIS Online routing service, or an ArcGIS for Server routing service. Regarding file-based network datasets, the following formats are supported: SDC, shapefile, personal geodatabase, file geodatabase, and SDE.
You will learn how to add the ArcGIS Online World Route Service in this topic.
The ArcGIS Online World Route Service can be used to generate routes in many countries around the world. It is available to users with an ArcGIS Online organizational subscription. When you sign in to your ArcGIS Online organizational account in ArcMap, the routing service is enabled, automatically selected, and ready to use in Find Route. If you are signed out of ArcGIS Online, or signed in with a personal account, the routing service is not available in Find Route.
See the ArcGIS Online Features page to learn more about ArcGIS Online subscriptions.
See the World Route service description page for more information about the ArcGIS Online World Route Service.
- In ArcMap, sign in to ArcGIS Online using the user name and password of your organizational account.
- Click File > Sign In on the main menu and enter your credentials.
- Click the Find Route button on the Tools toolbar.
- Click the Options tab.
- The ArcGIS Online World Route ServiceArcGIS Online is selected and ready for use in the Routing Service drop-down list.
- Understanding how to find a route
- Adding a file-based routing service
- Pointing and clicking on your maps to assign stops or barriers
- Using a point layer for your stops or barriers
- Using addresses you enter for your stops or barriers
- Using a point graphic to assign stops or barriers
- Adding an ArcGIS for Server routing service