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Geoprocessing tools that use credits

Several geoprocessing tools consume ArcGIS credits when they are run. These tools can be used in the same way as other geoprocessing tools. The only difference is you must be signed in to an ArcGIS Online organizational account and your user name must have privileges to use the given tool. For example, to use the Enrich tool, you must be signed in to ArcGIS Online, and your account must have GeoEnrichment privileges.

Caution:

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

Analysis tools

ToolCredit consumptionExample
Enrich

Uses credits unless you've installed and selected a Business Analyst Data Source. 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.

Business Analyst tools

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

ToolCredit consumptionExample
Add Variable Based Criteria

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.

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, the cost will be 1 credit.

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.

Generate Desire Lines

Uses credits when you use ArcGIS Online as the active Business Analyst Data Source. Credit consumption is 0.0005 credits per input origin-destination pair.

A 10 (origin) by 100 (destinations) matrix will generate 1000 origin-destination pairs, and the cost will be .5 credits.

Generate Points from Business Listings

Uses credits when you use ArcGIS Online as the active Business Analyst Data Source. Credit consumption is 10 credits per 1000 business records downloaded.

You can search for all businesses in an extent and initially locate 1,000, then filter the results to 500 businesses. If you run this analysis and save the outputted records locally as a layer, the cost will be 5 credits.

Generate Drive Time Trade Area

Uses credits when you use ArcGIS Online as the active Business Analyst Data Source. Credit consumption is 0.5 credits per drive time polygon.

If there are 10 facilities and you specify 5- and 10-minute drive times, the total cost would be 10 credits.

Summary Reports

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

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

Geocoding tools

The following Geocoding tools will consume credits when you run the tool using the ArcGIS World Geocoding Service as the Input Address Locator.

ToolCredit consumptionExample
Geocode Addresses

Uses 1 credit per 25 addresses geocoded.

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

Geocode Locations From Table

Uses 1 credit per 25 addresses geocoded.

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

Reverse Geocode

Uses 1 credit per 25 addresses geocoded.

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

Network Analyst tools

The following Network Analyst tool will consume credits when the network analysis layer references ArcGIS Online as the network data source. The tool does not consume credits when the network analysis layer references a local network dataset.

ToolCredit consumptionExample
Solve

Credit consumption is determined by the type of network analysis layer you're solving. See the Ready to use tools Network analysis section to determine credit consumption for different types of analysis.

For examples, see the Ready to use service tools section below.

Ready-to-use service tools

These services are hosted on ArcGIS Online. The tools can be accessed in the Ready To Use tools gallery or through an ArcGIS Server connection.

Elevation

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

Note:

Elevation tools no longer consume credits and can be used for free.

  • Profile
  • Summarize Elevation
  • Viewshed

Hydrology

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

Note:

Hydrology tools no longer consume credits and can be used for free.

  • Trace Downstream
  • Watershed

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

0.005 credits per simple route

0.5 credits per optimized route

If there are 2 stops, the cost of the route will be 0.005 credits. If there are 10 stops, the cost of the route remains 0.005 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.

Origin Destination Cost Matrix

0.0005 credits per input origin and destination pair

If there are 100 origins and 200 destinations, the cost will be 10 credits. If you specify a cutoff, or limit the number of destinations, such as to find only 5 closest destinations within 10 minutes of every origin, the cost will still be 10 credits, as the credits depend on the number of input origin-destination pairs.

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're routing 5 vehicles through 100 total stops, the cost will be 5 credits.