I want to simulate the ArcGis tool Generate points along line with linear referencing tools (we don't have the licence for the former).
Our methodology is to
- create/use a line
- create an excel table with m-values (or the distance from the origin of the line) (see example below)
- For our problem, we want equally spaced distances between the points
- create a route from the line
- Use the Make Route event layer tool to match the m-values to the route in order to create our "points along the line"
The problem is, that any time there is a bend in the line, the spacing of points is wrong (the gap is too large)
See 2 examples below, the right line is our actual business case, the left one I created myself to do a sanity check (digitized the line myself). On the left example you can clearly see that the problem occurs at every bend.
Below you can see the excel file we use to specify the point spacing: