Demand-Based Site Selection for Fire Stations Using a Network Allocation Model

Table of Contents

  1. Demand-Based Site Selection for Fire Stations Using a Network Allocation Model
  2. Setting up Your Workspace
  3. Preparing the Data
  4. Skill Drill: Clip the Roads Layer to the City of Arcata and McKinleyville
  5. Skill Drill: Add a Time Cost Attribute to the Roads Layer
  6. Skill Drill: Creating a CSV Table to Import As XY Data
  7. Skill Drill: Geocoding an Address  and Creating a CSV Table to Import As XY Data
  8. Skill Drill: Adding the Fire Incident History as XY Data
  9. Creating A Network Dataset
  10. Setting up a Network Allocation Model
  11. Loading Facilities into the Model
  12. Loading the Demand Points into the Model
  13. Adjusting the Analysis Setting of the Model
  14. Running the Network Allocation Model
  15. Skill Drill: Using the Maximize Attendance Problem Type
  16. Skill Drill: Adding Existing Fire Stations to the Model
  17. Skill Drill: Creating a Map of the Results

Skill Drill: Creating a Map of the Results

You should be familiar with the steps needed to create a map layout of your results. Design a map for use as a figure in a report or summary. Ideally, the map should be designed at a size of approximately 6 or 7 inches wide. Include a north arrow, a scale bar, and a legend. The map should Include the results of your final model with both proposed and existing fire station locations. Consider zooming to the chosen locations and creating a map for each. Locate and download the Humboldt County boundary. Add it to the map as a background layer. Change the dataframe background color to blue. When your map layout is complete, export the map as a PNG file with a resolution of 300dpi. Save the file in your final folder.

A map of the results.
Actual results may vary as the instructor changes the data over time.