I have ArcGIS 10 with ArcView licence and I need to make point layer from a linear layer, with only start and end points for each line. In ArcInfo I could use Feature Vertices To Points with "both_ends" as option but I don`t have such licence.

I found "Polyline Vertices to Points" script for creation point layer from linear layer with only ArcView licence, but it returns all vertices not only ends.

How can I delete all vertices from lines but ends or maybe other variant how can I make point layer from line layer with only ends of lines?

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The free ET Geowizards has a "polyline to Point" tool. There is an option, "Calculate Point position along polyline". Enabling this will add a field named ET_ORDER, 0 is the first point and 1 is the last point of each line. You can select the end-points with this, "ET_ORDER" = 0 OR "ET_ORDER" = 1, save the points to another file.

  • Is there any possibility to use it in ModelBuilder?
    – imatvej
    Commented Sep 23, 2012 at 19:01
  • No, I cannot get it to work in modelBuilder.
    – klewis
    Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 21:14

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