Add calibration points

Available with Location Referencing license.

ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing uses a simple feature class to store calibration points for calibrating routes.

Calibration points can be added to a route using the Add Point tool on the Location Referencing tab, or using the Create Features tool Create Features on the Edit tab, Features group.

Measure value and temporality modification scenarios

The Add Point tool Add Point, in the Calibration Points group, on the Location Referencing tab allows you to add calibration points to a route. Pipeline Referencing applies calibration to the route it references and applies calibration event behavior. This tool also allows downstream recalibration to be applied to a route where a calibration point is added.

With downstream recalibration

The following scenario is an example of route calibration with downstream recalibration before and after adding a calibration point:

Step A—The route's existing calibration points and the route before calibration are shown.

Adding calibration points before diagram

Step B—A new calibration point is added with the measure 5 with Recalibrate downstream checked. In this example, 4 is the suggested measure based on the current calibration of the route at that location, but the user changes it to 5.

Adding calibration point diagram with a measure of 4 selected for a calibration of 5

Step C—When Run is clicked, the new calibration point is added, downstream calibration points are updated, and the route is recalibrated.

Route calibration diagram with downstream calibration after adding a calibration point

Without downstream recalibration

The following scenario is an example of route calibration without downstream calibration before and after adding a calibration point:

Step A—The route's existing calibration points and the route before calibration are shown.

Adding calibration points "before" diagram

Step B—A new calibration point is added with a user-defined measure of 5 with Recalibrate downstream not checked. In this example, 4 is the suggested measure based on the existing route calibration, but the user changes it to 5.

Adding calibration point diagram with a measure of 4 selected for a calibration of 5

Step C—When Run is clicked, the new calibration point is added, the route is recalibrated, but no downstream calibration is added.

Route calibration diagram without downstream calibration after adding a calibration point

Using the Add Point tool

Complete the following steps to add calibration points to a route using the Add Point tool.

Note:

Add an LRS calibration point layer to the map to begin the editing process. Traditionally versioned networks must be edited through a direct connection to the geodatabase. Branch versioned networks, which include any network configured with a user-generated route ID, must be edited through a feature service.

  1. In the Location Referencing tab, in the Calibration Points group, click the Add Point button Add Point.
  2. On the map, click a location on the route to add a calibration point.

    The Add Calibration Point pane appears with the Network, Route ID, From Date, To Date, and Measure fields automatically populated with information from the selected route on the map.

  3. Optionally, change the From Date and To Date fields to specify when the calibration is applied to the route.
  4. Optionally, change the value in the Measure field.
  5. Optionally, check the Recalibrate route downstream check box to recalibrate downstream calibration points along the route.
    • Checking the box applies recalibration to downstream calibration points along the route. For example, existing calibration at the location where the calibration point is being added is 9, and the next downstream calibration point at the end of the route has a measure of 15. If the measure is changed to 10 and Recalibrate downstream is checked, the downstream calibration point would have 1 added to the measure and change to 16.
    • Leaving the box unchecked results in no recalibration for the next downstream calibration point along the route. Using the example above, changing the measure from 9 to 10 but not checking the Recalibrate downstream check box would result in the downstream calibration point maintaining a measure of 15.
  6. Click Run.

    The calibration point appears on the map at the selected location.

    If a message about acquiring locks or reconciling appears, conflict prevention is enabled.

Add a calibration point using the Create Features pane

In the Create Features pane, feature templates contain the primary tools with which you create features. Adding a feature layer to a map automatically generates a feature template with default settings. Clicking a template shows its tool palette.

Complete the following steps to add a calibration point using the Create Features pane in ArcGIS Pro.

Note:

You must be connected to a feature service to add calibration points using this workflow.

  1. Add the LRS feature layers, including the calibration point and network feature layers, to a map.

    You can also open a map in which the LRS feature layers are already present.

  2. Zoom in to the location where you want to add the calibration point.
  3. Optionally, on the Location Referencing tab, in the Calibration Points group, check the Exclude manual calibration from event behaviors check box.

    When Exclude manual calibration from event behaviors is checked, event behavior in subsequent manual edits is ignored. Uncheck the check box to resume applying event behaviors to include subsequent manual edits.

  4. On the Edit tab, in the Features group, click Create Create Features.

    The Create Features pane appears.

    Tip:

    You can set snapping preferences on the Edit tab, Snapping group, by clicking the Snapping drop-down menu List By Snapping to enable snapping.

  5. In the Create Features pane Create Features, click the calibration point node to expand and choose the feature template that is based on the calibration point feature layer in the map.
  6. Click the location on a route where you want to add the calibration point.

    The calibration point is added to the selected location on the map.

    Note:

    The calibration point gets the route ID, measure, and from and to dates populated from the route.

  7. Click Save Edits on the Project tab.