Essential Tips and Tricks for Esri Roads and Highways

Tim Sheldon, GISP By: Tim Sheldon, GISP

Are you looking to brush up your Esri Roads and Highways knowledge? Are you wanting to learn an entirely new skill with your extra time at home? Well then, you have come to the right place!

In this video series, Esri Roads and Highways experts from Timmons Group will walk you through the necessary steps for performing route edits in Roads and Highways Desktop. Along the course of performing the standard activities, Timmons Group GIS staff will share some best practices, concepts, and nuances of the Esri Roads and Highways software.

What is Esri Roads and Highways? 
Esri Roads and Highways is a linear referencing system solution that makes it possible for departments of transportation to integrate data from multiple linear referencing system (LRS) networks to get a comprehensive view of their roadways that extends the ArcGIS platform.

Roads and Highways Basic Desktop Editing

Creating a Route
In this video, join Tim Sheldon as we go step-by step through the necessary measures to Create a Route in Desktop Roads and Highways. In addition to the basics of the button clicks, Tim discusses user vs system data ownership/management.


Extending a Route

In this video, Tim talks to the audience about the two route extension locations and operations of each along with a discussion over the location of the zero measure and determining route measure direction.

Realigning a Route
In this video, Tim discusses the Realign Route tool including several different uses of the tool, and a simple way to explain the different sections of the user interface and what they ultimately mean to the user.

Retiring a Route
In this video, Tim discusses the uses of the Retire Route tool to include multiple ways to select where and what portions of a route can be retired.

Reversing a Route
In this video, Tim goes step by step on how to use the Reverse Route function of the Roads and Highways toolbar. He explains how you can use the tool to change the current measure direction to the opposite direction.

Data Migration Validation
Preparing source data for migration into the LRS data model involves many tasks which you will learn including setting up the target LRS data model, finding and cleaning data issues in the source data, and loading data to the target LRS. In this video, data expert, Jenn Kennedy walks you through various data components of ALRS data preparation and migration.

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