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Cruise point Generator for ArcGIS pro

01-28-2019 12:49 PM
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by Anonymous User
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*This topic has been posted before but not for ArcGIS Pro*

I want to recreate the cruise point generator for older versions of ArcMap in ArcGIS Pro. For those who aren't familiar, timber cruises are a series of regularly spaced sample points used for forest inventory. Some of the complications are that foresters like to use chains instead of a reasonable unit, and like to stick to their grid as much as possible (by rotating it etc). 

The old workflow was something like this: create fishnet, clip by polygon, realize you don't have the correct number of points or their locations are off and start over. 

How (and in which environment - model builder, python, add-in) would you go about creating a tool that allows users to put in their grid spacing in chains (or other units), rotation angle, and polygon boundary to generate points?

PS I am fairly new to this kind of work and trying to teach myself as I go.

#forestry#forestry workflow#timber cruising#cruisepoint

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MVP Emeritus

for polygonal or polyline bounds, there is 

Sampling Grids for ArcGIS Pro  or

If you are adept at coding, this will provide the basis


Haven't gotten around to throwing it into a toolbox yet.

PS... chains isn't on the list so you will have to do the conversions yourself

New Contributor II

I will second this, I used the CruisePoint tool created by ESRI in ArcMap, however I don't think this will migrate over to Pro which we are being pushed towards.  It's an invaluable tool for setting up inventory cruises which in Forestry happens a lot!