Package com.esri.arcgis.geoprocessing.tools.linearreferencingtools

Many organizations collect data about linear features, such as highways, city streets, railroads, rivers, and pipelines, as well as water and sewer networks.

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Class Summary
CalibrateRoutes Recalculates The Calibrate Routes tool is contained in the Linear Referencing Tools tool box.
CreateRoutes Creates routes from existing lines.
DissolveRouteEvents Removes redundant information from event tables or separates event tables having more than one descriptive attribute into individual tables.
LocateFeaturesAlongRoutes Computes the intersection of input features (point, line, or polygon) and route features and writes the route and measure information to a new event table.
MakeRouteEventLayer Creates a temporary feature layer using routes and route events.
OverlayRouteEvents Overlays two event tables to create an output event table that represents the union or intersection of the input.
TransformRouteEvents Transforms the measures of events from one route reference to another and writes them to a new event table.
 

Package com.esri.arcgis.geoprocessing.tools.linearreferencingtools Description

Many organizations collect data about linear features, such as highways, city streets, railroads, rivers, and pipelines, as well as water and sewer networks. In most geographic information systems (GIS), these features are modeled in two dimensions, using x,y coordinates. Although this works well for maintaining features with static characteristics, organizations have realized that some linear features have characteristics that are more dynamic in nature. To handle this, these organizations have developed one-dimensional linear referencing systems to model their data. These systems simplify the recording of data by using a relative position along an already existing linear feature. That is, location is given in terms of a known linear feature and a position, or measure, along it. For example, route I-10, mile 23.2, uniquely identifies a position in geographic space without having to express it in x,y terms.

When data is linearly referenced, multiple sets of attributes can be associated with any portion of an existing linear feature, independent of its beginning and end. These attributes can be displayed, queried, edited, and analyzed without affecting the underlying linear feature's geometry.

The Linear Referencing toolbox contains a series of tools for creating, calibrating, and displaying the data used for linear referencing. The following table lists the tools available in the Linear Referencing toolbox and provides a brief description of each.

Tool availability is determined by ArcGIS license. Licensing requirements for each tool are listed below.