Linear referencing is the method of storing geographic locations by using relative positions along a measured linear feature.

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How to get location of Milestones from Linear referenced data?

I have shapefile of highways, where each segment has the information indicating the starting mile and ending mile. Using these fields, I have created Routes, using the 'Create Route' gp tool from the ...
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How to locate events at intersections using linear referencing?

I am having problem in locating intersection crashes. Actually I have intersecting legs with their specified begin and end mileposts. I am trying to locate crashes based on the milepost values. ...
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Postgis 2.0 - How to get a Point from given LinestringM and a measure?

If I have a cable route linear referenced and stored in a LinestringM with M value is the length (in meters) from the start of the route - for example: LINESTRING M (0 0 0, 10 0 20, 12 0 40, 20 0 50, ...
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Linear Referencing Bunching up Points

I am having an issue working with Linear Referencing. I have tried this with both ArcGIS 10 and ArcGIS 10.2 and I'm having the same problem. It keeps bunching up the points at the vertices of the ...
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Get distance after path distance allocation

I use ArcGIS 10.1 in Windows XP. I have a two point feature data sets One containing a single point P1 and another containing multiple points Pm. I computed the minimum-distance path from P1 to each ...
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How to identify gaps in linear point data in FME?

I have been given a spreadsheet which contains coordinates of welds along a pipeline. I'm using FME to create points from the coordinates. On average, the points are roughly 11 metres from each ...
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How to divide polyline into 1-mile increments?

I have a river shapefile that I need to break up into 1-mile increments. The polyline is 53 miles in distance, so I should I have about 53 mile markers as a result. I have tried the Divide tool, ...
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How to use the QGIS Linear Referencing Plugin?

I'm having trouble getting the Faunalia Linear Referencing Plugin set up properly in QGIS 1.8. I've gotten to the point where I can do the Calibration, but I get a few warnings about missing lines, ...
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Measuring Distance from Point to Point Along a Path in ArcMap

I am looking at a village and want to find the distance from each house (point) to the pagoda (point). However, I want the distance to be measured along a path (which I digitized as a polyline) and ...
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Finding measurements of unknown points relative to reference points with known lat, long and measurements?

I am trying to measurements of the distance of multiple points relative to reference points of known latitude, longitude and measurements along a river. Is there tool that can do this? Would ...
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How do I snip/split polylines at chainages?

What is the best way to snip/split lines at chainages? E.g I have a csv with the uniq ID of the polyline item and a start and end chainage. I want to extract the lines between the chainages stated. ...
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How to begin creating a linear referenced gdb with NHD

Our legacy fish distribution data contains data by reaches. Reaches are arbitrary locations on streams, eg. reach 1, 2, 3. Each reach's from-to are known, but not by x,y coords. An example is 'brown ...
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“locate features along routes” tool results in empty table!

I have no idea why the result table of the tool "locate features along routes" is empty. I have a stream network and a cross-section layer. Here is what I did: 1- Converted my stream polyline ...
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How to compute the distance from the beginning of a line for every points using postgis

I have a line, for which I need to know, for every point that compose it, what is the distance from the beginning. The data is stored in PostGis 2.0 For example, for the line with the point a, b, c, ...
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ArcMap ArcPy - Place signs with no lat/lng on map

I'm new to ArcPy and ArcMap but I do have programming experience. What I am trying to accomplish is to take over 22,000 signs from a database and place them on a map in reference to a street layer ...
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“Invalid feature class type” for input feature while using “Locate Features Along Routes”

I am getting ERROR 000810 (Invalid feature class type) when I add my stream shapefile as an in_routes. That is really weird to me.
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Why does ArcGIS 10 Calibrate Routes give Error 000443?

I am trying to calibrate routes using points along them. Those points are represent counts of hikers per hour. I have done a spatial join between my route layer and my points to have the RouteID in ...
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Change the starting measure point of a route - linear referencing

I have a few routes created and stored as a feature class in a GDB. When using the create route tool there is an option to choose the starting point of the routes. However, I only have certain ...
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ESRI Linear Referencing and negative lengths

I have been asked this question regarding Linear Referencing (for Arcmap 10.1), but i do not have much experience with it so I am hoping someone out there can help. Essentially, I want to know how ...
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trace a transmission line for a certain distance

I’m looking for a way to easily trace a transmission line for a certain distance. Here is the scenario that I am working with. We have an issue with our transmission line; our OMS tells us that there ...
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Writing length of line along the line

I sometimes have to write out the length along a line for every couple of hundred meters or kilometers. This applies to pipes, when the construction team wants to know where along the pipe they are or ...
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Create road speed limit segments with linear referencing

I have a route-feature class and a point feature class with speed limit signs. In ArcMap I am capable to reference the signs on the route with help of a reference field and using the locate features ...
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How to create perpendicular line from point on one line to an intersection with the nearest polygon layer?

I am trying to create laterals from a layer of sewer mainlines and have yet to Google a thoroughly helpful answer. Hoping to find some help here. I have a layer of mainlines that have a direction ...
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Calculating the distance between points and multiple lines?

I have a point shapefile of about 100 points and a polyline shapefile of about 200 lines and I am interested in finding the distance between every point and each individual polyline. My polyline ...
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Problem to transform events from one route to another

I have a road feature class layer containing parts like 1_10, 1_20. 2_10, 2_20... etc. 1_, 2_ is later used to create the route and _10, _20 is indicating the direction (the road feature classes were ...
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Linear Referencing Methods: Station Equation origins

DEAR PEOPLE FROM THE FUTURE: Here's what we've figured out so far… I am working in the pipelines field, and I get in touch with the concept of the linear referencing methods, specifically with ...
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Get Point at distance on a LineString using NetTopologySuite

I am quite sure there is a function in NTS that actually gets us a point at a distance along a line starting at first vertex. I am using NetTopologySuite version 1.12.1. In Shapely, the python ...
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NYC Subway Line Station Order?

I've currently got data on the NYC subway stations (including name, position, and how many people entered and existed during a timeframe). Also, I have the data on which stations have which train ...
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How to create a route and add that route as layer to map using ArcPy?

I wrote a little script for ArcGis, and when I make it run by GUI it happens that it seems to create routes but the routes do not appear in the TOC. Consequently, when the script tries to execute ...
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What is an “XYZM” measurement model?

SpatiaLite supports a remarkable number of different dimension models. Interestingly, some of their values support a "measure" coordinate (XYM, XYZM). How would this measure-coordinate be used, and ...
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Why would running LocateFeautresAlongRoutes GP tool return null?

I'm currently using the LocateFeaturesAlongRoutes tool wrapper for C#/.NET for a custom tool I'm developing for ArcMap 9.3.1. I've been able to run this tool in ArcMap outside of code in a tool with ...
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FME - Calculate distance of point along a line

I have created an FME workspace which inputs a pipeline as well as other linear features which cross it (waterways, roads, railways, fences, other pipelines, etc). The output is a point file which ...
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How to populate M values for an existing x,y,m route layer in ArcGIS 10?

Very surprised to not find this in docs, I swear this was easy in former versions... Whatever, here we go: Say you have a rivers layer of x,y,m polylines. Each feature is a named river. Each feature ...
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How best to map lines based on multiple attributes?

I need to plot lines onto a map to display road quality. I'm already using colours to distinguish between different road conditions, but I also need to display another factor - the survey origin. ...
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Get a point on a polyline from end points given distance along poly line

I have start point and end point of a polyline. How can I get a point on that polyline from end points specified by the given distance. How can I get this by using arcpy provided that this script ...
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Which Open Source GIS application support Linear Referencing and Dynamic Segmentation?

I'm looking for an Open Source GIS application that supports Linear Referencing and Dynamic Segmentation for the development of a road inventory system. I already know about GRASS but I'd like to know ...
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Is city-supplied GIS data sufficient for transit operators or do they need their own set of GIS data?

City GIS data is usually built in a format where streets/avenues/boulevards/etc are modeled as lines that are geographically located in the middle of the streets/avenues/boulevards/etc. Is that ...
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How to interpolate points along a line in Python for ArcGIS 9.3?

I am building a Python geoprocessing script for ArcGIS 9.3. In the script, I have a simple LINE feature class with one row, one line. How can I use a linear referencing system to interpolate a point ...
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Near tool producing odd results for batch-snapping; how to best perform batch-snapping?

I am trying to use the Near tool in Arc10 as described in Snapping points to a line using ArcGIS geoprocessing tools for the purposes of batch-snapping a feature class of points to a feature class of ...
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How to maintain integrity between changing street network and geocoded points?

We maintain hundreds of thousands of points geocoded against a dual-centerline Navteq street network. We are faced with the challenge of maintaining referential integrity between our points and the ...
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Linear referencing: Assigning RouteIds to polyline feature class

I have a Linear Referencing Route System in ArcGIS Geodatabase format (polylines with M values) and a separate polyline feature class of short segments (called TMC) that do not have RouteIds ...
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Linear Referencing using ArcGIS v10

I'm a fairly experienced ArcGIS user, but am new to Linear Referencing. Here's my problem .... I have a road segment dataset, stored as a simple line feature class in File Geodatabase, and I have a ...
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Finding the distance between points along a river (Linear referencing)

I am new to gis and am struck. I have a network of rivers which is made up of small linestrings (polylines). In a different shapefile, i have locations of several stations on a river. I need to find ...
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How to create a point along a line given distance

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 ...
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How to preserve original direction of NHD segments when creating route using gp.CreateRoutes_lr tool?

I am trying to figure out how to preserve the original line direction of NHD High Resolution data that I am selecting out and creating a route with. I'm using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and this is a python script. ...
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For a given feature find the closest point along a given path

Looking for a Java based (foss4g) solution for the following: I am using a path along with a buffer to find features that are along the path. For each of the features returned I want to find the ...
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Redistribute linestring vertices to specified distance

I use a groundwater model program called GMS, and it has a very useful function "Redistribute vertices" (more info). I use this function all the time to both simplify and provide regular spacings ...
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Finding distance of point along polyline?

We need to find the distance of a series of point along a given polyline. We have a polyline dataset repsenting rivers in a catchment, broken up into river reaches (FID 1 through 35 for example). We ...
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How to store historical versions of road (route) portions?

Part of my job is to analyze certain portions of road for our clients. A client will ask, I want to look at Road A from parcel XYZ to parcel RST and Road B from parcel RST to parcel OPQ. The way I do ...
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How to get accurate mile markers from DOT ShapeFile?

I'm having trouble getting accurate mile markers through route traversal using PostGIS. Based on the discussion in Geocode from mile marker/milepost to latitude/longitude?, I downloaded Texas ...