Please any body help me for creating lines from points in electric network for instance electric poles are there in point feature with "polename" field like "P01", "P02", "P03" etc. I need a tool that create lines on Target (Feature Class) from P01 to P02 then P02 to P03 in continue.
1There are several other questions that address this on the site, I would suggest looking at this link as several of them are listed, gis.stackexchange.com/search?q=lines– Andy WJan 19, 2011 at 13:05
1possible duplicate of How to write a script that will automatically draw lines from one point to multiple destination points? (ArcMap 9.3)– Michael ToddJan 19, 2011 at 13:59
You could try Hawth's Tools 'Convert Locations to Paths' tool. Same concept.
This link points to an ArcScript on ESRI's website. It is a python script that looks like it was turned into the tool that @PolyGeo references in ArcGIS 10.
It requires that you have an ID field that links the points you want to convert to lines, so you will have the following:
Point Name ID
The key is that if you want PO1 to also appear in Line 2, you will have to repeat it in the shapefile like this:
Here is the link to that ArcScript: Points to Lines
There used to be a script that took this a step further and used 2 files. The first was a point feature class like above, where each point had a unique identifier. The 2nd file was a table that defined the lines based on point id's:
ID Start End
1 PO1 PO2
2 PO1 PO3
3 PO2 PO3
I could not find the script for this one though, but it might give you a starting point.
Hope these help.
There's a Points To Line tool in ArcGIS 10 that may do what you want.
Thanks for reply, presently i am using ArcGis 9.3 i also have xtool where its having "Make one polyline from points" which create a line from points according to OBJECTID. So if P03 is first point and P01 is second point and P02 is third point then a line also create from point P03 to P01 and from P01 to P02, but i want a line from P01 to P02, P02 to P03– AshishJan 27, 2011 at 9:46