Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I created a polyline representing a road using GPS points.

Then I have another set of data of random GPS co-ordinates which i have to overlay on that polyline (Road).

I am trying to calculate how many random points occur in each 1 km section of that line(road).

Can anybody give me a solution to this problem?

share|improve this question
  1. split your polyline using split tool in editor .if your unit is based on meters. type 1000 meters .
  2. use spatial joint to join polyline with points . target feature is your polyline and Join feature is your point layer. in join operation combobox, select "JOIN_ONE_TO_MANY"
  3. open attribute table of the result . TARGET_FID field show you how many points occure in each section .for example in this field you have three "1" that means you have three points in that section. enter image description here
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.