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Generate Linear from Points

grishnakh
grishnakh Global Mapper User
edited February 2008 in Vector Data
Hi,

Is there any way to generate a line feature given a set of points? These points will typically be arranged in a line and are also attributed with a parameter that specifies the order.

thanks!

brian

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  • global_mapper
    global_mapper Administrator
    edited February 2008
    Brian,

    The only way to do that with Global Mapper would be to add all of the points in the line to a text file, then load that text file in with the File->Open Generic ASCII Data file menu command at 'Point, Line, and Area' data vs. just Point data. You would need to make sure that the points are in the correct order before importing them.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • grishnakh
    grishnakh Global Mapper User
    edited February 2008
    That's easy enough, but then the points are still just points, correct? I need to generate a linear from those points. In other words, I no longer want point features, I want a linear that uses those points as its vertices. I can manually do that by going into the Digitizer and selecting "Create New Line Feature", the clicking on each point in order. That works, but I was wondering if there was an automated way of converting a bunch of points to a linear.

    thanks!

    brian
  • PaulTocknell
    PaulTocknell Forum Administrator Unconfirmed
    edited February 2008
    Hi Grishnakh,

    Would you mind attaching a sample text of the points you want to make as a line. I'll make a tutorial...importing ASCII part II for you.

    Thanks.

    Paul.
  • grishnakh
    grishnakh Global Mapper User
    edited February 2008
    Ok, this isn't real data, but it is something similar. The data is in UTM Zone 11, WGS84. The third coordinate is elevation.

    thanks!

    brian
  • grishnakh
    grishnakh Global Mapper User
    edited February 2008
    ah I see the problem - if the points are on adjacent lines, a linear is created. Works for me.
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