extract tin value to polyline

Discussion created by KNelsonPL on Oct 18, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 26, 2011 by KNelsonPL
I'm trying to create points along a line that represents the center of a stream. I want the points to be created based on a 5' increase in elevation according to a tin/terrain model. Is there any way/tool to do this in Arc?

The only way I've found of doing it so far is converting the tin to 5' contours then going through and making a point wherever the line intersects a contour. There has to be a way to do this automatically, doing it manually will take to long since I'm working with a large area. Any help would be much appreciated.

Also I'm running ArcGIS 10 and have all the extensions if that helps any.