Distance To Assets

The Distance to Assets template is an ArcGIS for Desktop template which contains a toolbox used to analyze the distance between a set of bases with related assets. The template includes sample assets and bases text files that you can geocode, find shortest routes to and from, and report total distances to related assets from each base. The template uses geocoding to locate assets and bases, with a local or an online Address Locator, and the Closest Facility Network Analyst solver which you can route against local data or online data.

This template will:

  • Provide an example map with assets and bases text files that you can geocode.
  • Provide tools to geocode, back up, route, and summarize the data.


Distance to Assets requires specific technical experience and software. Minimum system requirements for ArcGIS 10.4 for Desktop can be found on the ArcGIS for Desktop website.

Distance to Assets is supported on ArcGIS 10.2.2, 10.3 and 10.4.

Requirement Description
  • Using geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS for Desktop.
Map Authoring
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Desktop, Standard or Advanced License.
Address Locator
  • Online: An ArcGIS Online organization account.
  • Local: A street network dataset, with an address locator, and ArcGIS 10.4 Network Analyst.
  • A comma-separated values (CSV) file that contains the asset name or ID, the address of the asset, and the base to which the asset belongs. The file contains six fields: Name, Street, City, State, ZIP, and Base.
  • A CSV file that contains the address and name of the base. The file contains five fields: Base, Street, City, State, and ZIP.

What you get

When you download the Distance to Assets template, the download includes the following:

Folder Item Description
Layers Assets Geocoded.lyr A layer with a schema for assets.
Bases Geocoded.lyr A layer with a schema for bases.
Sample Locations Assets.csv Sample schema and data for assets.
Bases.csv Sample schema and data for bases.
Template Location DistanceToAssets.gdb File geodatabase used for output locations for tools.
Distance to Assets.tbx Tools used to geocode assets and bases, build routes from the assets to their respective bases, and summarize the distance data for each base.
DistanceToAssets.mxd Map document to use with sample data.

What's new

Below are the release notes for Distance to Assets. If you need support, please contact Esri Support Services. If you'd like to get help from other military and intelligence community members, post your question on GeoNet.

Version Description
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.4 for Desktop.
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop.
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop.

Known Issues

  • In version 1.0.0, the ‘Route from Assets to Bases’ tool must be run within the model builder window to ensure that this tool and subsequent tools run correctly.

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