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Adding linear events using an offset from the From measure location

Available with Location Referencing license.

The measure is located at an offset distance from the From measure location. The reference offset data is translated to routes and measures for storage. As shown in the example below, the From measure of the event is first located, and the To measure is then located at an offset distance of 8 miles from the From measure location.

Choosing the length method
This method is only available to locate the To measure value.

  1. Open Event Editor and, if prompted, sign in to Portal for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online.
  2. Click the Edit tab.
  3. In the Edit Events group, click the Line Events button Line Events.

    The Add Linear Events widget appears.

    Note:

    The selections for the network to and from method and measure can be configured in advance when configuring, creating, or editing the default settings for attribute sets. For more information about configuring, creating, and editing default settings for attribute sets, see Producing attribute sets and Configuring attribute sets.

  4. Click the Network drop-down arrow and choose the network that will serve as a source LRM for defining the input measures for the new linear events.

    The network is an LRS Network published as a layer in the Event Editor (EE). You can specify the LRS Network to be used as the LRM for defining the start and end measures of the new linear event. Event Editor (EE) also accepts measures in a network or LRM other than the one with which the linear event layer is associated.

    The new event will be associated with the routes (route IDs) from the LRS Network with which the event location intersects.

  5. Choose the name of the line feature on which the events will be located using one of the following options:
    • Click the drop-down arrow to choose the line name in the Line Name text box.
    • Click the Select a Line on the Map tool Select a Route on the Map and select the line from the map.
    Route ID options
    Tip:

    If the selected line is not in the active view of the map, click the Zoom to the line extent or center on the line start or end point on the Map button Zoom to the line extent or center on the line start or end point on the Map to refresh the map display to zoom in to the entire extent of the selected line.

    The line is highlighted in light blue. The arrow at the end shows the direction of calibration of the line.

  6. Use any of the Location methods to locate the From measure of the event.

    A green plus sign is placed at the offset location along the route on the map. This is the location of the From measure value for the events.

  7. In the To section, click the Method drop-down arrow and choose Length.
    Choosing the length method
  8. In the To section, provide the offset value in the Length parameter and choose the units.
    Using the length method to locate the To measure location
    • Click the Select an Offset Location on the Map tool Select a Route on the Map and choose a location along the route on the map.

    The Length denotes the distance between the From Measure location and the proposed To Measure on the selected route.

    A red cross appears at the selected location on the map.

  9. Choose the date that will define the start date of the events by doing one of the following:
    • Type the start date in the Start Date text box.
    • Click the Start Date drop-down arrow and choose the start date.

    The start date defaults to today's date, but you can choose a different date using the date picker. The end date is optional, and if it is not provided, the event remains valid now and into the future.

  10. Choose the date that will define the end date of the events by doing one of the following:
    • Type the end date in the End Date text box.
    • Click the End Date drop-down arrow and choose the end date.
  11. Choose from the following data validation options to prevent erroneous input while characterizing a route with linear events:
    • Retire overlaps—The system will adjust the measure and start and end dates of existing events in such a way that the new event does not cause an overlap with respect to time and measure values.
      Retire overlaps behavior
    • Merge coincident events—When all attribute values for a new event are exactly the same as an existing event, and if the new event is adjacent to or overlapping the existing event in terms of measure values, the new event is merged into the existing event and the measure range is expanded accordingly.
      Merge coincident events behavior
    • Prevent measures not on route—This data validation option ensures that the input measure values for from measure and to measure values fall in the minimum and maximum range of measure values on the selected route.
  12. Click Next.

    The tab showing the attribute set for the events appears.

    Attribute set
    Note:

    You can use the check boxes to add data for specific events in the attribute set. No records are added for unchecked events.

  13. Choose attribute information for the new event using the following options:
    • Type the attribute information for the new event in the tables defined by attribute sets.
    • Click the Copy Attribute Values button Copy Attribute Values and click a route on the map to copy event attributes from another route.

    Event Editor uses a default attribute set on the Edit tab. You can modify the attribute set to create custom attribute sets or use the administrator-configured attribute set.

    Note:

    Coded values, range domains, and subtypes are supported when configured for any field in the Attribute-Value table.

  14. Use the following options to access more information on the attribute set:
    • Check the Show network name check box to show the LRS Network associated with the selected event layer.
    • The list of attributes in the tables defined by attribute sets can be from more than one event layer. If you want to identify the source event layer for each attribute, check the Show layer names check box.
    • Checking the Go to the next measure upon save check box results in prepopulating the From measure value using the To measure value of the present section to continue the event creation process.
  15. Click Save.

    The new linear events are created and appear on the map. A confirmation message appears at the lower right once the newly added line events are saved.

After a linear event has been successfully created, you have the following two options to continue characterizing the route:

  • Click New Edit to clear all the input entries in the widget and restore the default values from the geodatabase to the table.
  • Click Next Edit to retain all the existing entries in the widget and the attribute set for convenience and for quick editing of similar characteristics.