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Measuring distance between points along a river system

Measuring distance between points along a river system


I have a forked river with multiple x,y data points along it and I need to measure the distance between these points when travelling along the river. However the forked part is throwing a wrench into things. I need the total distance as you move from 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 etc. The problem is the points are not sequential along the river and some points are in one fork while the next points are in the other. This is in ArcMap10. Thanks


Try the "Locate Features Along Routes" tool under the "Linear Referencing Tools" from ArcToolbox. It will create a separate table with the measurement between points in it. Since your points are not in order, it may affect the result (not sure about that). Hope it will help. :)


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