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I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. I have a trail network that I'm trying to establish signs along the trails every 0.20 miles. Is there a way to create the point file from the line feature?

This has got to be simple, I just haven't figured it out yet. I really appreciate any help!


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Your line doesn't happen to have vertices at these 0.20 mile intervals does it? –  Baltok Nov 16 '12 at 15:10
Have you considered using a Linear Referencing method? –  RyanDalton Nov 16 '12 at 16:13
I actually just figured it out. In Editor, there's a "construct points" which you can input a distance. I didn't see that until just now. Thank you both for your help!!!! –  Jen Nov 16 '12 at 17:56

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The built-in Editor tool to Construct Points will do one selected line at a time when using a specified distance. ET GeoWizards has the free point function Station Points that will create points at specified distance for all lines.

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  1. Create an empty point shapefile
  2. Load the created shapefile to Layers
  3. Right click – Edit Feature – Last button on the editor tool bar is create feature- select that- then it will appear in the create feature dialog
  4. Select the Line shapefile you want to create points in regular intervals
  5. Select features
  6. Select the line
  7. Editor tool bar drop down
  8. Construct points
  9. When the dialog box comes around fill in the details as you wish Hints – if the construct points tool is not activate, it’s because you did not select the line on the view with select feature tool (Blue highlight the line) Also change the environment settings and all the other settings you need in data frame to get measurement units (feet, meter, mile KM)
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