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Transform Route Events

Summary

This tool transforms the measures of events from one route reference to another and writes them to a new event table.

Usage

  • Transforming events allows you to use the events from one route reference with another route reference having different route identifiers and/or measures.

  • Any whole or partial event that intersects a target route is written to the new event table.

  • The best results will be achieved when the source routes and the target routes closely overlay.

    Caution:

    Using a large cluster tolerance to overcome discrepancies between the source and target routes can produce unexpected results.

  • The output event type (Point or Line) must match the input event type.

  • Use the Make Table View tool prior to this tool to effectively reduce the number of events that will be processed.

  • The output table can be displayed in a map using the Make Route Event Layer tool.

Syntax

TransformRouteEvents_lr (in_table, in_event_properties, in_routes, route_id_field, target_routes, target_route_id_field, out_table, out_event_properties, cluster_tolerance, {in_fields})
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_table

The input event table.

Table View
in_event_properties

Parameter consisting of the route location fields and the type of events in the input event table.

  • Route Identifier Field—The field containing values that indicate the route on which each event is located. This field can be numeric or character.
  • Event Type—The type of events in the input event table (POINT or LINE).
    • POINT—Point events occur at a precise location along a route. Only a from-measure field must be specified.
    • LINE—Line events define a portion of a route. Both from- and to-measure fields must be specified.
  • From-Measure Field—A field containing measure values. This field must be numeric and is required when the event type is POINT or LINE. Note when the Event Type is POINT, the label for this parameter becomes Measure Field.
  • To-Measure Field—A field containing measure values. This field must be numeric and is required when the event type is LINE.
Route Measure Event Properties
in_routes

The input route features.

Feature Layer
route_id_field

The field containing values that uniquely identify each input route.

Field
target_routes

The route features to which the input events will be transformed.

Feature Layer
target_route_id_field

The field containing values that uniquely identify each target route.

Field
out_table

The table to be created.

Table
out_event_properties

Parameter consisting of the route location fields and the type of events that will be written to the output event table.

  • Route Identifier Field—The field that will contain values that indicate the route on which each event is located.
  • Event Type—The type of events the output event table will contain (POINT or LINE).
    • POINT—Point events occur at a precise location along a route. Only a single measure field must be specified.
    • LINE—Line events define a portion of a route. Both from- and to-measure fields must be specified.
  • From-Measure Field—A field that will contain measure values. Required when the event type is POINT or LINE. Note when the Event Type is POINT, the label for this parameter becomes Measure Field.
  • To-Measure Field—A field that will contain measure values. Required when the event type is LINE.
Route Measure Event Properties
cluster_tolerance

The maximum tolerated distance between the input events and the target routes.

Linear Unit
in_fields
(Optional)

Specifies whether the output event table will contain route location fields plus all the attributes from the input events.

  • FIELDSThe output event table will contain route location fields plus all the attributes from the input events. This is the default.
  • NO_FIELDSThe output event table will only contain route location fields plus the ObjectID field from the input events.
Boolean

Code sample

TransformRouteEvents example (Python window)
import arcpy
from arcpy import env

env.workspace = "C:/Data"
arcpy.TransformRouteEvents_lr("pavement.dbf", "route1 LINE begin_mp end_mp", "hwy.shp", "route1", "hwy_new.shp", "route1", "trans_out1.dbf", "route1 LINE fmp tmp", "0.1 meters"  )
TransformRouteEvents example 2 (Stand-alone Python script)

The following demonstrates how to use the TransformRouteEvents function in a stand-alone Python script using file geodatabase data:

# Name: TransformRouteEvents_Example2.py
# Description: Transform point events (input table is in a file geodatabase)

# Import system modules
import arcpy
from arcpy import env

# Set workspace
env.workspace = "C:/Data/pitt.gdb"

# Set local variables
in_tbl = "accident"
in_props = "route1 POINT measure"
in_rt = "roads/hwy"               # hwy exists in the roads feature dataset 
in_rid = "route1" 
target_rt = "roads/hwy_new"       # hwy_new exists in the roads feature dataset 
target_rid = "route1" 
out_tbl = "trans_out2"
out_props = "route1 POINT mp"
tol = "0.1 meters"  

# Execute TransformRouteEvents
arcpy.TransformRouteEvents_lr(in_tbl, in_props, in_rt, in_rid, target_rt, target_rid, out_tbl, out_props, tol)
TransformRouteEvents example 3 (Stand-alone Python script)

The following demonstrates how to use the TransformRouteEvents function in a stand-alone Python script using personal geodatabase data:

# Name: TransformRouteEvents_Example3.py
# Description: Transform point events (input table is in a personal geodatabase)

# Import system modules
import arcpy
from arcpy import env

# Set workspace
env.workspace = "C:/Data/pitt.mdb"

# Set local variables
in_tbl = "accident"
in_props = "route1 POINT measure"
in_rt = "roads/hwy"               # hwy exists in the roads feature dataset 
in_rid = "route1" 
target_rt = "roads/hwy_new"       # hwy_new exists in the roads feature dataset 
target_rid = "route1" 
out_tbl = "trans_out2"
out_props = "route1 POINT mp"
tol = "0.1 meters"  

# Execute TransformRouteEvents
arcpy.TransformRouteEvents_lr(in_tbl, in_props, in_rt, in_rid, target_rt, target_rid, out_tbl, out_props, tol)
TransformRouteEvents example 4 (Stand-alone Python script)

The following demonstrates how to use the TransformRouteEvents function in a stand-alone Python script using ArcSDE data:

# Name: TransformRouteEvents_Example4.py
# Description: Transform point events (input table is in an enterprise geodatabase)

# Import system modules
import arcpy
from arcpy import env

# Set workspace
env.workspace = "Database Connections/Connection to Jerry.sde"

# Set local variables
in_tbl = gp.QualifyTableName("accident", wkspc) 
in_props = "route1 POINT measure"
in_rt = gp.QualifyTableName("hwy", wkspc) 
in_rid = "route1" 
target_rt = gp.QualifyTableName("hwy_new", wkspc) 
target_rid = "route1" 
out_tbl = "trans_out3"
out_props = "route1 POINT mp"
tol = "0.1 meters"  

# Execute TransformRouteEvents
arcpy.TransformRouteEvents_lr(in_tbl, in_props, in_rt, in_rid, target_rt, target_rid, out_tbl, out_props, tol)

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes

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