I have a series of lines that represent streams. I have a stream line and two flowpath lines in one feature class and two banklines in another feature class. Total of five lines. I then have a feature class with cross-section lines that intersect these lines. These are all in a personal geodatabase.

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I need the cross-sections to intersect each line only once. Because the five lines can be convoluted, sometimes a cross-section will cross one of the five stream lines more than once. Is there a way to identify which cross-section lines cross more then five lines?

It's a big data set so sifting through each cross-section individually is not optimal.

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    What it's the difference between stream line and 2 flow path lines? Can you edit your question and upload an image of what you are describing?
    – Hornbydd
    Feb 28, 2014 at 23:12
  • which intersection point do you want to keep when you have multiple intersections for a single line?
    – Hornbydd
    Mar 3, 2014 at 22:55

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If you run an intersection between the 2 different line feature classes, and specify the output type to be Point, then you should be able to do a count of the ids in the point table of the input lines.

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