Which method is best for calculating Road Widths?

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09-30-2019 11:59 AM
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I was curious if anyone had any suggestions for which method is most efficient for measuring road widths in a given area, whether it's a specific tool or otherwise.  I have a road centerline .shp, and could import a curbline .shp from autocad (if necessary).  I am using arcdesktop v. 10.5.1 (and have also been meaning to download and start working with ArcPro as well). 

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thanks,

-Matt

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Hi Matthew,

Are you looking to calculate the road length or road width?  If it's the latter, the road shapefile will need to be a polygon geometry type.  Take a look at the following help document on how to calculate geometry using ArcGIS Pro:

How To: Calculate geometry in ArcGIS Pro 

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I'm Calculating Road Width.  I can certainly try to create a closed polygon from the road edge/curb line .shp.  Is there a lot of variability with the attached method?  AKA, can you pick specific pts on the road polygon to create a measurement? Or is it run at standardized pts?

Thanks & I'll investigate the link.

-Matt

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