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

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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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Creating point file along line (trail) at regular distances (0.20 miles) using ArcGIS Desktop?

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?
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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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Counting points along polyline at given distance of every 40 Ft using ArcMap?

I've got a polyline representing a pipeline and have a pig run that has metal loss. I am going to create a points shapefile in ArcMap 9.3.1 of the metal loss locations along the pipeline but want to ...
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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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Divide Line Into Sections Using Points Offset from It in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have track (line) and milemarkers (point). Each point is offset by a different distance. Is there a way to find where each point would intersect the line if going perpendicularly out from the line? ...
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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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Generating random points on a route

I am trying to generate random points on a route from one point to another. What I have till now is, given a source and a destination, I can get a route using Google's API. But how do I get the ...
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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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Segment road network line shapefile into new equal length segments line shapefile?

I would like to subdivide a road network for an entire state into segments of equal length. So, Highway X would be divided into 0.5 mile segments, with a record for each segment, and Highway Y would ...
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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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Assigning RouteIDs to polyline feature class in ArcGIS Linear referencing?

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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Calibrating routes gives interpolation error in ArcGIS Desktop?

I know that copy a question is not exactly great way to ask on this forum, but my situation is exactly the same as this unresolved issue on the (closed) ESRI forum: I have a stream centreline ...
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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 ...
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ArcGIS Server Object Extension for Analyzing Linearly Referenced Data

I have just begun learning about the ArcGIS Server Object Extension (SOE) capabilities, specificially with ArcGIS 10. Is there an example available of an SOE that can return information about ...