Use Road Network Data Management

The Road Network Data Management solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you maintain a standard set of public road layers, streamline road data management workflows, track maintenance agreements and continuously improve the quality of public road information.

In this topic, you’ll learn how to use the solution by assuming the role of a user and performing the workflows below.

Manage road network data

You will start by assuming the role of a mapping technician responsible for maintaining an inventory of public roads, road intersections, and physical road characteristics. The Road Network Data Management ArcGIS Pro project includes a series of tasks to help guide your through these workflows.

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS organization and browse to the Road Network Data Management Desktop Application Template.
  2. Open the item page, click Download.
  3. Unzip and open the Road Network Data Management ArcGIS Pro project.
  4. On the View tab, in the Windows group, click Catalog Pane.
  5. In the Catalog pane, expand the Tasks folder, and double-click on the Road Network Data Management task item.
  6. In the Task pane, click on the How to use Road Network Data Management task group to expand the collection of tasks.

Add roads

Roads are line segments representing centerlines of all public roadways or carriageways that support asset management and mapping. Typically, this information is compiled from authoritative road centerlines maintained for addressing purposes.

To add new public roads, follow the steps in the Add roads task.

Add intersections

When creating new roads, existing roads are split at intersections along the new road. An inventory of road intersections with the names of relevant crossroads is often required by 911 systems and to manage right-of-way assets.

To add new road intersections, follow the steps in the Add intersections task.

Add road characteristics

A series of map layers are used to track the characteristics (for example, ownership, functional classification, speed limit, physical characteristics, special routes) of each public road. The feature classification and type schema for the roads is based on a functional classification of roads provided by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Specific attributes and default values vary for each feature type.

To add new road characteristics, follow the steps in the Add road characteristics task.

Track maintenance agreements

You will now assume the role of an engineer or operations staff at a public works agency. You are responsible for managing the legal agreements defining maintenance services provided by the agency for assets within the public right of way.

  1. In a browser, go to the Road Maintenance Agreements app.
  2. In the Create Maintenance Agreement pane, choose a street template.
  3. Click on the map click to start a sketch along a street.
  4. Click on the map to add additional vertices and double-click to finish the sketch.
  5. In the Create Maintenance Agreement pane, fill out the details of the legal agreement.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click the Filter Maintenance Agreement widget and filter all Bridge agreements.
  8. Select a bridge agreement in the map to view its details.