In QGIS what is the best way of moving an existing point (or digitising a new point) when you have:
- the starting x,y (UTM) coordinate;
- the angle from compass bearing towards the unknown point, and;
- a distance to the new point?
Hopefully this could be achieved using the field calculator by adding specific formulas in a new field, the QGIS GUI or a pre existing plugin?
(Would like to do this for singular points as well as for a list of coordinates or point shapefiles)
QGIS 2.16.2 Using UTM coordinates in Australia
Ideally the solution would be able to be incorporated into/accessed by or calculated on a point shapefile in the QGIS graphical modeler to work with other algorithms.
(NB: the usual originating points will be coming from someone's Garmin GPS ... so my initial steps are to smooth that transition in the best way possible to convert to .shp (converting to UTM format) as well as adding the bearing and distance fields from field notes but hopefully I can also automate that in to the data capture stage.)
Here is some sample data that would be worked on