I have created several parallel lines in a feature so that I could use the Stack Profile tool to find the change in point densities and elevations across each of the lines, but ran into a few issues. Stack Profile seems to take data at different points along the lines with respect to the points it took on the other lines and considers the first point on the line to be the first point where there is data. For my analysis, I would like to have some sort of consistency, with x=0 being the vertex of each line and reporting any points where there is no data as 0 or NaN so that I can get the same amount of measurements for each line, beginning and ending in the same location on the map. Is there any way I can customize the way Stack Profile collects this data or is there another tool I can use for this purpose? Additionally, the measurements of distance from the vertex to a given point is shown as a very small number (in the thousandths) while each line represents a distance of about a couple kilometers. I believe this is because of the coordinate system I chose, so the units are not meters. How can I find out what these units are and how can I convert these values into meters? Thanks!
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I am currently analyzing a point density map from data taken over a mountainous area in ArcMap. I have a line feature that I made expressing a flight path. I would like to draw a bunch of lines perpendicular to this flight path. Using the feature construction tool, I was able to draw a few of these lines. I then used Stack Profile in the 3D Analyst toolbox so that I could find the point densities in relation to the distance away from the initial vertex. However, for the purpose of my analysis, I would like to have many lines (~100) evenly from the beginning to the end of the flight path line spanning the entire swath of the data set for several point density maps. As a result, manually creating these lines would be very tedious so I was hoping to be able to create a python script to speed up the process and be able to easily do this for future analyses. How will I be able to do this with a python script, if it is possible? I have very little experience with python scripts, so any help on this is greatly appreciated.
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