I have a Polyline and a Points shapefile. I need to create a new Field in the Points shapefile with the distance percentage from the coordinate-priority of the line they belong to. The coordinate priority is the lowest-rightmost end of each line feature. I'm working with ArcGIS 10.2.2 (Advanced License). Here's an example:

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Any suggestions?

  • Something not right with two upper points
    – FelixIP
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 5:43

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  • Create a unique ID for the lines
  • Create Routes from the lines - double check your line directions are the same
  • Locate features along routes (your points)
  • Divide the distance along the line by line length x 100%
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    I tried to do this before asking this question, but since my "route" was not projected, it was giving me weird "Measure" values (in decimal degrees). I projected it, and then I realized that it was giving me the actual length from the priority coordinate to the point... Anyway, thanks a lot! Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 4:55

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