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GIS: Generating civil numbers for center line

Centerlines

  • Select centerline layer
  • Export selection to shapefile
  • Merge shapefile centerline into a single object
  • Split the object at the first even 100 ft civil station tick mark
    • (this will allow us to generate points starting from this position, with even 100 ft intervals)
  • Create point shapefile, set coordinate system and add to map, edit layer (sometimes there is no template when you start editing the layer; if that’s the case, create new template for point layer: template manager -> create new -> select point layer)
  • Select centerline and then go to Editor dropdown -> Construct Points”
    • Note that new points shapefile and line have to be in the same folder
    • Use distance option, every 100 ft or whatever
    • Start point is missing.  To create start point, use “Construct Points” tool again
      • Use distance option, from end of line, total length of line
  • use “create points along line” tool to generate points at 100′ intervals
  • Add fields to point shapefile and calculate field to generate civil station numbers

ArcGIS

When importing or exporting, never use “/”.  “\” probably isn’t safe either.  Or possibly “_”.  But DEFINITELY not “/”.  Not in the folder or group name, not in any individual entry within the folder or group, not in anything.