Converts hydrographic polygon features into individual polyline centerlines. This tool is used by the ArcGIS Defense Mapping solution to create polyline hydrographic features at scales where a polygon feature is inappropriate or not useful. It produces an approximate centerline from input polygons. This centerline serves as a polyline representation of the original polygon feature.
This tool creates one polyline centerline for each input hydro area polygon.
This tool will copy attribute values from Hydro Area Input Features to Hydro Polyline Output Features if both share identical field names and definitions.
Hydro Area Input Features and Hydro Polyline Output Features must have the same coordinate system.
The polygon features from which centerlines will be generated.
A preexisting polyline feature class.
HydroCenterline example (stand-alone script)
The following stand-alone script demonstrates how to use the HydroCenterline tool.
# HydroCenterline_Example.py # Requirements: ArcGIS Defense Mapping solution, 3D Analyst extension, Spatial Analyst extension # Import arcpy module import arcpy # Check out the necessary licenses arcpy.CheckOutExtension("3d") arcpy.CheckOutExtension("foundation") arcpy.CheckOutExtension("defense") arcpy.env.workspace = "c:\\data\\HydroTest.gdb" inPolyFeatures = "HydrographySrf" inPolylineFeatures = "HydrographyCrv" # Create 2 feature layers for processing arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(inPolyFeatures,'inPolyFeats') arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(inPolylineFeatures,'inPolyLineFeats') # execute the EGB Hydro Centerline tool arcpy.EGBHydroCenterline_defense('inPolyFeats', 'inPolyLineFeats') print arcpy.GetMessages() # Check in the licenses arcpy.CheckInExtension("3d") arcpy.CheckInExtension("foundation") arcpy.CheckInExtension("defense")
- Basic: No
- Standard: Requires Defense Mapping and Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst
- Advanced: Requires Defense Mapping and Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst