Problem Identifying the longest route

Discussion created by mthannon on Jan 6, 2011
Latest reply on Jan 10, 2011 by jsandhu-esristaff
Hi all,

First time posting, but longtime Arc user.  I'm new to networks and I've got a question.

I have taken a somewhat elongated polygon feature and created "skeleton lines" of this feature (polylines).  I was wondering if there is a way to eliminate the short terminating lines and just extract the longest line (center line) of the object.

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Would this be possible by creating a network of some kind, or if someone has something in Python I have some experience with that language?

Thanks for any assistance,
Mark Hannon