how many line/polygon points are permitted

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Michael Grady

20 Dec, 2019 05:06 PM

I want to create a very detailed polygon to match a property boundary between BLM and native Pueblo lands.
The boundary follows a cliff topography so there's much curving in and out of the line as it goes.
I assume there is a limit to the number of vertexes that can be applied, where do I find that number?
Could C-T have a countdown dialog displaying the permitted vertexes and those remaining as I click along.
I don't want to get caught short of points, would like some advance warning of what's left to me.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ben Lantow on 20 Dec, 2019 07:25 PM

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    You'll have plenty. Thousands and thousands. What I do suggest though is ending the line periodically and using the extend function so that if something happens while drawing you don't lose all the work you've done.

    Did you look at the Land Management layer?

  2. 2 Posted by Michael Grady on 20 Dec, 2019 08:04 PM

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    thanks for the quick reply.
    Thousands of poly points, that's good to hear.

    I am ignorant as to the use of layers
    so haven't examined the BLM
    Where I live, New Mexico, there is
    much intermixed property: BLM,
    National Forest, Pueblo, private,
    land grant, military, State, wilderness,
    etc. So much of it is completely empty that I just go anywhere that
    interests me. Sometimes I've had
    encounters with land owners who
    take exception to my being where I'm
    discovered and sometimes they don't mind. Still it's good to know whose
    place I'm trespassing. Normally I
    carry USGS topos, the 1:24000 maps
    but I have some going back to the
    1950s. The land may not have changed much but the ownership has.
    I belong to the New Mexico Mountain Club, hikers and climbers. Many of the
    leaders are using CalTopo and
    Gaia as their go-to map resources.
    People no longer using those big
    USGS sheets just the print-on-demand customized things.

    I'll look at the BLM layer.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ben Lantow on 20 Dec, 2019 08:05 PM

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    I would look at the land management layer - it has BLM, tribal, USFS, NPS, and a few others outlined on it.

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