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Create Utility Network in ArcGIS

At present situation utilities need actionable information to support complex networks. No matter what your industry, utilities need to provide a safe working environment, deliver reliable service, and maintain a focus on customer support.

ArcGIS Utility Network is designed to be the next generation spatial information system to provide greater functionality over massive datasets at every scale of resolution.

What is Utility Network?

A utility network work with when managing utility and telecom networks in ArcGIS, providing a comprehensive framework of functionality for the modeling of utility systems such as; electric, gas, water, storm water, wastewater, and telecommunications.

It is designed to model all of the components that make up your system, such as wires, pipes, valves, zones, devices, and circuits, and allows you to build real-world behavior into the network features you model.

The utility network can be accessed with either an enterprise or single-user deployment:


  • Discover how features and objects in the network are connected.
  • Create and edit features and objects that model every type of utility equipment.
  • Trace how resources, such as gas, water, and electricity, flow through the network.
  • Provide an operational view of how all the dynamic devices of your utility are currently configured.
  • Analyze how the network is affected by real-world events such as storms, outages, or equipment failure.

How It’s Works

  1. Visualize your network
  2. Analyze your network
  3. Edit your network

Create a Utility Network in ArcGIS Pro

The Utility Network tool is used to create a utility network in the specified geodatabase feature dataset.

To create a utility network in an enterprise geodatabase, the database platform must meet the minimum release in the table below:

Database platformMinimum release
SQL ServerSQL Server 2016
PostgreSQLPostgreSQL 11.15

Create Utility Network in a Geodatabase

Steps :

1. On the Analysis tab, in the Geoprocessing group, click Tools Tools to open the Geoprocessing pane.

2. In the Geoprocessing pane, search and select Create Utility Network.

3. For Input Feature Dataset, browse to an existing feature dataset Feature dataset in your geodatabase.

3. Specify a name for the Utility Network Name parameter.

4. Specify a polygon feature class Polygon feature class for the Service Territory Feature Class parameter.

5. Click Run to run the tool.

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