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Network Directions

Summary

The Network Directions object for the network daatset provides information about directions settings at the network dataset level, such as the output length units or length attribute, that are used to generate directions.

Properties

PropertyExplanationData Type
lengthAttributeName
(Read Only)

The name of the network attribute to be used for reporting travel distances.

String
timeAttributeName
(Read Only)

The name of the network attribute to be used for reporting travel time.

String
roadClassAttributeName
(Read Only)

The name of the network attribute to be used for road classification.

String
defaultOutputLengthUnits
(Read Only)

The default length units that will be used for reporting distances in driving directions.

String
signpostFeatureClassName
(Read Only)

The name of the feature class containing the signposts.

String
signpostStreetsTableName
(Read Only)

The name of the indexed table containing signpost street references.

String

Code sample

Network Directions Properties Example

Display a summary of the directions information for the network dataset.

# Name: NDSDirectionProperties_ex01.py
# Description: Print direction setting for the network dataset.

import arcpy
import sys

# Set the workspace
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/Data/SanFrancisco.gdb/Transportation"

# Create Describe object for the network dataset
desc = arcpy.Describe("Streets_ND")

#Get the direction object
if desc.supportsDirections:
    direction = desc.directions
else:
    #If the directions are not set for the network dataset, exit
    print("No direction information")
    sys.exit()

print("Direction Information ----")
print("Length attribute name: " , direction.lengthAttributeName)
print("Time attribute name: " , direction.timeAttributeName)
print("Road Class attribute name: " , direction.roadClassAttributeName)
print("Default Output Length Units: " , direction.defaultOutputLengthUnits)
print("Signpost Feature Class: " , direction.signPostFeatureClassName)
print("Signpost Streets Table: " , direction.signpostStreetsTableName)