I have a 6 mile line that I need to make a point every 500 ft on it. Any idea what tool I can use to do this? I have arcmap 10.1 standard.

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You can also use the construct points tool from the "Editor" toolbar.

  • Open the mxd which has your linear dataset.
  • Then create a blank point dataset into which you would like the points to go into.
  • Start an editing session on the point dataset.
  • Select your line and then click on "Editor > Construct points" enter image description here

You will now see an option to add points at set distances along your line. The units used here will be the same units as your mxd.

  • How do I create a follow up question to this about Arcgis Mobile? – MjonesGEO Mar 25 '14 at 14:54
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    I would suggest you post it as a new question, as you have already accepted an answer to this question. That way other users will be able to find your questions & answers if they have similar issues. – Dan_h_b Mar 25 '14 at 14:59

In edit mode you can use the Construct points... tool, available under the Editor drop-down menu in the Editor toolbar.

You need a (empty) point shapefile as a target for the created points and your line. Define at which distance you want your points, the starting point etc.


The Densify-Tool can be used to accomplish this. It´s available with Standard and Advanced License.

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