Placing points along a curved line.

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06-27-2016 03:42 PM
surabhibarbhaya
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I need to place a point from a particular point at certain distance along a curved line. For example I know that a certain tree is located at 700 feet from an intersection (point file) along a curved street (line file). How can I locate that tree (point) on the curved line.

How do I do this and how can I replicate it for multiple points. can the process be automated??

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DanPatterson_Retired
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outside of linear referencing Locate Features Along Routes—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

there is this if you have the starting points or split the line to form the segments Generate Points Along Lines—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

then there is the measureonline and positiononline from arcpy's polyline class Polyline—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

as for a one-click solution, your problem is you are going to have to determine the point on the line to begin your distance calculation from and the direction along it .... this of course assumes that what appears to be a line is indeed one continuous segment not in need of being combined.