# How to create a irregular buffer around a point?

I need to create an buffer around a point which is 3.58km x 3.0km. i.e I need two sides of the buffer to be 3.58km long and the other two sides to be 3.0km --> making a rectangular shape. I am finding this task difficult as the buffer area is not an equal area. does anyone know how to do this?

I have tried to, however There are a few issues I face with this.

Firstly, my coordinate reference system is in degrees not meters. Would it be accurate if I was to convert the CRS from WGS84 to once which uses meters instead of degrees. then type in the specific dimensions I want --> save the shapefile and then convert it to WGS84.

Secondly The buffer tool does not have a viable option to input two data points. Would I need to save the data points (i.e 3.58km x 3.0km) In Excel and save it as a text file then upload it and enter that data set into the buffer tool?

• Draw a 0.58 km long line oriented as you need it, then use a rectangular buffer of 3 km. Also, you can convert as you like.
– Erik
Nov 26, 2018 at 11:13
• Please Edit the question to explain what you mean by an "irregular buffer" and how this differs from an ellipse. Nov 26, 2018 at 11:14
• I hope this edit better explains my issue? Nov 26, 2018 at 11:18
• Not really. The problem here is that a buffer around a point is regular (a circle), so you want an irregular regular shape. You need to provide a graphic to make your meaning clear. Nov 26, 2018 at 12:37
• Nov 26, 2018 at 13:35