Add XY events and other tools should support Z and M when creating features

11-29-2010 03:44 AM
Status: Open
Occasional Contributor III

Tabular data from a GPS has more than lat and long, so it would be great if the Z and M values could be loaded at the same time. The previous samples tools did allow for these point options.

The new tool to create polylines from points has to have the Z and M values in the points (not just attributes) to be able to generate a 3D line or a linear reference route. But the XY events does not load them.

I was able to modify this script to use the Z and M values to build a route system many times faster than using calibrate routes. Maybe this tool should also have the option to load Z and M from attributes as well. After all who creates points with measures?

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Even though this request is three years old now, I feel as if it is still important.
The seismic and pipeline industries both have need of such a tool to convert text files to PolyLine ZM (either Z and/or M) shapefiles.