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closest facility analysis

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  1. [network analysis] The process of finding the closest locations (facilities) from sites (incidents), based on the impedance chosen—for example, finding hospitals near a car accident. When finding the closest facilities, users can specify how many to find and whether the direction of travel is toward or away from the site (incident). Users can also specify a cutoff threshold beyond which network analysis will not search for a facility—for example, finding hospitals within 6 miles of a car accident. Media/closest-facility-analysis.gif

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