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I have Seismic shot points (receivers and source points) that I am trying to convert from Points into a polyline for linear distance for each Tract in ArcView 10.1.

What is the best way to do that?

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Could you please elaborate on what "shot points" are and how they relate to tracts. Thanks. – Aaron Apr 7 '13 at 20:17
Are the receivers/source points related somehow so you know the start and the end of the line? If so you can use a search cursor to iterate through the points and an insert cursor to create the line geometry.… – TurboGus Apr 9 '13 at 23:14
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Use ArcGIS tool Points To Line (Data Management) to create line features from points:

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thank you, Jens. Perfect. – Zoran Apr 10 '13 at 10:13

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