I have been given a non-spatial database which contains the names of lines which I have a shapefile for. The database also has names of points and the distance of each point from the origin along the route of these lines. How would I create a point shapefile which locates each of the points?
Of course I would like to use QGIS, or GRASS and as a last resort I can get access to ArcGIS. I expect I will have to carry out a step to specify which end of the line is the origin.