I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. I have a trail network that I'm trying to establish signs along the trails every 0.20 miles.
Is there a way to create the point file from the line feature?
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The built-in Editor tool to Construct Points will do one selected line at a time when using a specified distance. ET GeoWizards has the free point function Station Points that will create points at specified distance for all lines.
Forgive me for reviving this old thread, but i had the same issue and as ccn mentioned, Arc's tool only handles one line feature at a time. I thus created my own very simple tool that performs this operation on a polyline layer, given offset and interval parameters as input from the user.
The tool is to be found here.
I have used the tool 'Create points from lines' which can be found here:
Constructs point features at intervals along line features.
It works very well.
To split multiple lines at a set distance using ArcGIS desktop (or ArcGIS Pro), the following two steps work:
There is an easier and quicker way to do this in QGIS too.