What is the proper way to handle complex/branching intersections in linear referencing? I have a road shapefile I was going to linear reference, but I have some segments that are very complex. I have tried ignoring their complexity and locating them on my route like they were a simple line, but I ended up with problems since the tool doesn't distinguish between the parallel segments and assigns them to segments seemingly at random. I have tried researching solutions, but am stuck. See below my failed attempt at locating features along the route. The points' intended locations are shown below spread across the road segments at my points of interest. Do I have to simplify this segment of the route somehow or are there other steps/tool settings that will enable the proper location of the points on my existing route?
The process of creating a complex route is very similar to that of creating a simple route. The only real difference is that you must build a complex route in pieces. Once the pieces are created, they can be merged.
The workflow shown in the task for creating a complex (looping) route is not the only one. With your knowledge of editing in ArcMap, you might choose a workflow that is more appropriate for your organization.
The workflow for Creating a complex (looping) route will need some modification.