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I am working with an open rail data set which is imported to my ArcGIS Pro project. The rail data is loaded to ArcGIS as a shapefile and includes kilometer notation for a specific rail segment. The km notation is included for every 0.1 km.

I want to add new object/assets but I only have the km notation as an input and need to align them along the curve rail track as visually shown below.

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Could someone guide me how to map the new objects?

  • Could you provide a sketch or an example? Right now I don't really understand, what you're trying to do. – Erik Mar 11 at 12:27
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    I think the term you are looking for is linear referencing. – PolyGeo Mar 11 at 12:31
  • Hi @Erik. Please see updated post with a sketch explaining the problem. Hope it clarifies the question. Essentially I need to map new objects along the rail segment. However, I only have the km. notation as an input. – SKkumar Mar 11 at 12:37
  • What kind of objects/assets are you creating? Points, lines, polygons? How are they placed in relation to the railways? On top of it, parallel, perpendicular? – Erik Mar 11 at 12:40
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    Have a look at this : desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/guide-books/… and this : pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/tool-reference/linear-referencing/…; it should solve your problem. If you still have difficulties update your question with the specific step that pose problem – J.R Mar 11 at 12:43

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