I have a series of polylines that represent linear vegetation (shelterbelts, etc). I need to convert these to a series of points equally spaced in order to add them to a different shapefile that represents point vegetation (individual trees). I should also mention that I have about 300 polylines to do this to, so would like to be able to do them all at once. The polylines vary in length, but regardless of length, I want to place points at the start at end of each line, and then every 10 m.
I would imagine that this will require python script. Of which I am not familiar with how to write.
Does anyone know how I can do this in ArcMap 10?
I looked at a similar question previously posted for someone who wanted to create 6 points on 70,000 lines of various length and found this python script:
import arcpy points =  for row in arcpy.da.SearchCursor("YourInputLinesFileHere", ["SHAPE@"]): length = row.length for i in range(0,6): point = row.positionAlongLine(length/5*i) points.append(point) arcpy.CopyFeatures_management(points, 'YourOutputPointsFileHere')
So I know it must be possible with python but am not familiar with it enough to manipulate this.