Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What are Shape Points?

A line sengment in a layer contains two end points and any number of additional shape points that help define its path between the end points. Similarly, the boundaries of area features in a layer have two end points and any number of additional shape points. Changing the shape of a line or area layer in a GIS involves adding, moving, or deleting shape points.

What is a shape point: Map illustrating a line feature with no shape points and multiple shape points

By adding shape points to the highlighted line segment you can create angles and curves

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