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I have a file-geodatbase,it is a road network of a city. Now I want to export the data into .txt file for map matching, I have installed ArcGis for Desktop and not used ArcGis before, what should I do next?

open the data with ArcMap open the data with ArcMap

txt format expect like this

I am completely new to GIS filed, thx for any help!

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  • hey welcome... What is map matching? – bcollins Oct 19 '13 at 16:13
  • Map-matching is the process of aligning a sequence of observed user positions with the road network on a digital map. It is a fundamental pre-processing step for many applications, such as moving object management, traffic flow analysis, and driving directions. research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=105051 – simple_cqu Oct 19 '13 at 16:25
  • Note that this is not a simple text file. I see several issues with calling this txt. 1. If delimited it is not comma delimited as the data contains commas. This is more like spreadsheet format but serious problem with /&? Special characters in column headers. There is a mix of attribute data and geometry data – Brad Nesom Oct 20 '13 at 18:33
  • You might consider using python or model builder. Decide what direction and then ask a question. – Brad Nesom Oct 20 '13 at 18:37
  • Shapefiles to Text can solve this problem. I want to use python script in ArcMap – simple_cqu Oct 21 '13 at 8:06

You are always able to export the attribute table, but remember this is only the attribute table and does not include the geometry field. For points, many times there are x,y columns with the coordinates, but for lines and polygons you probably want to decide which standard spatial format you are most comfortable with.

Steps for attribute table export:


  • THX! except for attribute table, I want to get the ployline and points of ployline. Now, I can get the result by exporting the data to XML recordset from ArcCatlog,but it's xml format, not .txt – simple_cqu Oct 21 '13 at 8:00

This output looks similar to the ungenerate command for coverage data.
But only available with coverage data and arcgis advanced.

I don't have advanced license so I use fme to generate something close to this. There is not a tool I know of in arcgis to get exactly this type of output. Without some customization.

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