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Geoprocessing tools that use credits

A number of geoprocessing tools consume ArcGIS credits when they are run. These tools can be used like all other geoprocessing tools. The only difference is you must be logged in to an ArcGIS Online organizational account and your user name must have privileges set to use the given tool. For example, to use the Enrich Layer tool, you must be logged in to ArcGIS Online and your account must have GeoEnrichment privileges.

There are system tools as well as geoprocessing service tools that consume credits. The following tools can be used just like other non-credit consuming tools.

Caution:

Service credit rates may change. Refer to the Service Credits Overview for the most up-to-date information.

System tools

ToolCredit consumptionExample
Enrich Layer

Uses credits every time you run the tool. Credit consumption is 1 credit per 100 variables or features. If a drive time is used to define areas to enrich, additional credit consumption is 0.5 credits per drive time.

You can enrich 100 features with 1 variable and the cost will be 1 credit; or you can enrich 50 features with 4 variables and the cost will be 2 credits. If you enrich a 20-minute drive time around 20 points with 5 enrichment variables, the cost will be 11 credits.

Summarize Nearby

Uses credits when you run the tool using a network-based Distance Measurement such as Driving time or Driving distance. Credit consumption is 0.5 credits per distance and per feature.

If there are 10 input features and you summarize within a driving time of 10 minutes, the cost will be 5 credits.

Geocode Addresses

Uses credits when you run the tool using the Esri World Geocoder as the Input Address Locator. Credit consumption is 1 credit per 25 addresses geocoded.

If the address table has 100 rows, the cost will be 4 credits.

Reverse Geocode

Uses credits when you run the tool using the Esri World Geocoder as the Input Address Locator. Credit consumption is 1 credit per 25 addresses geocoded.

If the input layer has 100 points, the cost will be 4 credits.

Business Analyst

The following Business Analyst tools will consume credits if ArcGIS Online is the active Business Analyst Data Source.

ToolCredit consumptionExample
Enrich Layer

Uses credits when you use ArcGIS Online as the active Business Analyst Data Source. Credit consumption is 1 credit per 100 attributes (data variables multiplied by the number of input features).

You can enrich 100 features with 1 variable and the cost will be 1 credit; or you can enrich 50 features with 4 variables and the cost will be 2 credits. If you enrich a 20-minute drive time around 20 points with 5 enrichment variables, the cost will be 11 credits.

Summary Reports

Uses credits when you useArcGIS Online as the active Business Analyst Data Source. Credit consumption is 10 credits per report.

If you run 10 reports against one trade area, the cost will be 100 credits regardless of the number of pages per report.

Color Coded Layer

Uses credits when you use ArcGIS Online as the active Business Analyst Data Source. Running the tool does not consume credits; however, every map request made to the output color coded layer will result in 1 credit per 100 map requests (pan, zoom, and identify).

You can select one variable as a Color Coded Layer—if you then pan or zoom the map 100 times it will cost 1 credit.

Ready-to-use service tools

These services are hosted on ArcGIS Online. The tools can be accessed through an ArcGIS Server connection.

Network analysis

These service tools can be accessed at http://logistics.arcgis.com/arcgis/services.

ToolCredit consumptionExample

Find Closest Facilities

0.5 credits per closest facilities route

If there are 10 incident points and 2 facilities, the cost will be 5 credits if all 10 incident points can be successfully routed to a facility.

Find Routes

0.04 credits per simple route

0.5 credits per optimized route

If there are 2 stops the cost of the route will be 0.04 credits. If there are 10 stops the cost of the route remains 0.04 credits. For these routes, the order of stops is determined by the order of the records in the stops table. If you choose the option to reorder the stops to optimize travel time, the cost will be 0.5 credits.

Generate Service Areas

0.5 credits per service area or drive time

If there are 10 facilities and you specify drive times of 5 and 10 minutes, the cost will be 10 credits.

Solve Location Allocation

0.1 credits per demand point

If there are 5 facilities to evaluate, and 100 demand points to allocate to those facilities, the cost will be 10 credits.

Solve Vehicle Routing Problem

1 credit per VRP route

If you are routing 5 vehicles through 100 total stops, the cost will be 5 credits.

Elevation

These service tools can be accessed at http://elevation.arcgis.com/arcgis/services.

ToolCredit consumptionExample

Profile (Synchronous service)

Free

The service supports up to 100 input features. The cost is free.

Profile

1 credit per 1,000 input features

If there are 10 input lines, the cost will be 0.01 credits.

Summarize Elevation

1 credit per 1,000 input features

If there are 100 input features, the cost will be 0.1 credits.

Viewshed

1 credit per 1,000 input features

If there are 50 observer points, the cost will be 0.05 credits.

Hydrology

These service tools can be accessed at http://hydro.arcgis.com/arcgis/services.

ToolCredit consumptionExample

Trace Downstream

1 credit per 1,000 input features

If there are 500 input points, the cost will be 0.5 credits.

Watershed

1 credit per 1,000 input features

If generating 20 watersheds (20 input points), the cost will be 0.02 credits.