automating distance measurements between points

Discussion created by dougcrebs on Jun 20, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 27, 2013 by gnewburyiv
I am determining distance of mountain lion movement.  This data was acquired using a gps collar that was attached to the lion for a 3 month period. In my attribute table of 256 lines I have UTM coordinates which has been recorded every 5 hours. I am able to calculate the distance traveled in each 5 hr period by manually measuring the distance between the points in arcmap.  In putting that distance in a spreadsheet I can calculate the distance traveled during each 5 hour period.  This is a time consuiming, tedious process. Ultimately I want to calculate the average distance traveled per 24 hour period.  Is there an automated method to do this procedure?