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Linear referencing is the process of associating events to a network. The network may represent roads, rivers, pipelines, or any connected set of linear features. The events associated with the network may be pavement conditions, road sign locations, or any objects that are best located by their positions along the network. Linear referencing is a georeferencing process in which the underlying datum is a network rather than a coordinate system. In this entry, the elements of linear referencing are defined, the benefits of employing linear referencing are summarized, and a seven-step process for performing linear referencing is outlined.

Linear Referencing Defined

A linear referencing system (LRS) is a support system for the storage and maintenance of information on events that occur along a network. A LRS consists ...

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