Hello Esri Community,
I have a bunch of points close to each other in a sequence, and I would like to create a line from point to point, connecting all of them.
After that I would like to "densify" the number of points on the whole line created. For example, I have a sequence of 3 points, but after linking all of them with a line, I want to insert a new point on that line between each original point, making it a line with 5 points (on that case).
Is there any way I could do that using Python code on ArcMap? Thank you in advance.
Points to line... for the points to line
Points along line... one alternative to densifry
Densify by Factor.... another alternative if you have PRO or want to repurpose some of the code
After you run a tool (like Points to line) in the ArcMap and get results you like, click on Geoprocessing >> Results and you should see the results of that tool. When you right click, you can "Copy as Python Snippet". This will show you the parameters used when the tool was run, and makes it easy to paste into a Python script.
In addition to what has been mentioned above, see the snippet below:
def main(): import arcpy # inputs (will normally be extracted from existign featureclass or table) sr = arcpy.SpatialReference(4326) pnts = [arcpy.Point(1, 2), arcpy.Point(3, 4), arcpy.Point(5, 6)] # Modify the list and add intermediate points pnts2 =  for i in range(len(pnts)-1): pnt1 = pnts[i] pnt2 = pnts[i+1] pnt_mid = GetMidPoint(pnt1, pnt2) pnts2.append(pnt1) pnts2.append(pnt_mid) # add last point and print result pnts2.append(pnt2) print pnts2 # create polyline from original list and report length of polyline polyline1 = arcpy.Polyline(arcpy.Array(pnts), sr) print polyline1.length # create polyline from result list and report lenth of polyline polyline2 = arcpy.Polyline(arcpy.Array(pnts2), sr) print polyline2.length def GetMidPoint(pnt1, pnt2): return arcpy.Point((pnt1.X + pnt2.X)/2.0, (pnt1.Y + pnt2.Y)/2.0) if __name__ == '__main__': main()
... which will yield:
[<Point (1.0, 2.0, #, #)>, <Point (2.0, 3.0, #, #)>, <Point (3.0, 4.0, #, #)>, <Point (4.0, 5.0, #, #)>, <Point (5.0, 6.0, #, #)>] 5.65685424949 5.65685424949
As you can see additional points are added and the length of the polyline remains the same.