joining  points to make a line

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02-14-2012 04:10 AM
KaziHaque
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I am using ArcGIS  version 9.3 I have imported some boundary coordinates (x,y) in the map but  I would like to create boundary line by joining the boundary coordinates (points). I would be grateful if some body help me
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AlexeyTereshenkov
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You can try the Points to line GP tool which is available in ArcGIS 10: http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00170000003s000000.htm. It is available in all licenses.

First, add your XY coordinates as a point feature layer and add a sort field (optionally) which will be used for sorting.

Otherwise, there is a script which can be used (have not tested it with ArcGIS 10 though): http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=12702

But the tool should do the work and you will be cool.
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KaziHaque
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I am using ArcGIS version  9.3 not version ArcGIS version 10 . Can you guide me how do I Convert point feature in to line feature by using ArcGIS  version 9.3.

Thanks
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AlexeyTereshenkov
Regular Contributor III
There are lots of scripts available for ArcGIS 9.3 which could do that.

Start with: http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=15945

More scripts to check:

http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=15828 (this one seems to get many positive feedbacks, check it second)
http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=12702
http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=12703

Hawth's tools could help you with converting the points to line:
http://www.spatialecology.com/htools/locstopath.php (download page: http://www.spatialecology.com/htools/download.php)
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KaziHaque
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Alex
Thank you very much the effort you have taken. But  now I realized that due to shallow knowledge  on ArcGIS  I don�??t have any ideas how to use script and what is script . I would be grateful to you guide me step by step  how to join  point feature  to make line feature. 

Regards
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michaelcollins1
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Download ET Geowizards and use the point to polyline tool.

http://www.ian-ko.com/ET_GeoWizards/gw_main.htm
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