Take the 2-minute tour ×
Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

We are using the metes and bounds in old pipeline alignment sheets, when in an edit session in ArcMap, to plug in the "direction/length" values to generate the line segments. Does anyone have any idea how I could explore further on how would this be done in Python. For example if I used an insert cursor and some how mangled that with some trigonometry...(grasping for straws here). All I have is an alignment sheet giving a string of these... S-34-47-00-E 567'. Any ideas. Other gis systems welcome or ArcObjects Thanks.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

Look at cogo tools. I think there is a toolbar for that in arceditor.
Autocad map3d and civil3d both have that also.
I believe I have even seen something on th Qgis list mentioning a plugin for it.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.