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line length

April 15 2010 | 0 comments

When creating a new line file in edit mode how do you ensure that the attribute automatically calculates the line  length in the attribute file?

Mapping Center Answer:

The way to ensure that the length of the line is automatically calculated in an editing session is to use a geodatabase (personal or file) feature class as opposed to a shapefile.  Using a geodatabase feature class, every time you make an edit to your line feature, the Shape_Length field will automatically be calculated in the same units as the coordinate system of the data you are editing.

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