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COGO, short for coordinate geometry, is a set of tools for (or the act of) converting between local polar and rectangular plane coordinates.

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Creating points based on distance and bearing from survey point using QGIS?

I am plotting witness tree data to calculate pre-settlement tree density. I have a shapefile with points along section lines (square miles) at each half mile. I am making another table that contains ...
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COGOing Legal Descriptions using ArcMap

I successfully used the COGO traverse tool to create a polygon for a piece of property described in a legal description. My issue arose because it did not line up with data I already have of the area. ...
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Convert surveyor's calls in excel table to polygon shapefile

Do you know of a way to take surveyor's calls from an excel file (for example: N35-45-15W 60.0 ft, etc) and have them generate polygon shapefiles point by point in GIS? I know you can easily do this ...
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How to enter quadrant bearings into Copan map check

I am attempting to convert, to a 360 degree basis, the normal bearings in a survey. The following are the original survey bearings (2nd column) and on the right (4th column) is the 360 basis amount I ...
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ArcGIS: Create polygon using file containing point coordinates

I have a text file containing the projected coordinates of the points that define a single polygon. The X, Y coordinates are separated by Tab Is there a tool in ArcGIS similar to "Add X,Y Data" in ...
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Data format for checking a land survey deed

A commercial property is in the closing phase of sale and the only hold up is that the deed description is one that's been lifted from prior deeds dating back to the 1950's and is obviously erroneous. ...
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Are there any COGO tools in QGIS 1.9+?

The "Azimuth and Distance" plugin does not appear to be maintained any longer, and has not been transitioned to the new QGIS 2.0 plugin repository. What are the current options for entering COGO in ...
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Extension for COGO for ArcGIS 10.2

I can't seem to find an answer with regards to obtaining COGO for ArcGIS Basic 10.2. Does COGO fall under any of the extensions currently offered by ESRI or does it only fall under the higher level ...
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Coordinate systems and bearings

Ok so I've got a noodle scratcher and want some input before I open my mouth to my higher-ups. I recieved a new boundary description from a surveyor that uses metes and bounds in the form of bearings ...
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How to calculate Distance, Azimuth and Dip from two XYZ coordinates

I have two XYZ coordinates and I would like to calculate the Distance, Azimuth and Dip between them. I have come across a similar question on this site that calculates it the other way around (with ...
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Mapping points from total station data in Angle, Horizontal Distance, Vertical Distance

I am working on creating a contour map from total station topo points in ArcGIS 10. The points were collected using H angle, HD, VD instead of XYZ points. I need to create points from these ...
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How to display survey calls using the traverse tool?

I use the Traverse Tool to run out legal descriptions on deeds and recorded subdivision plats. I'm looking for a way to display the survey calls once I'm done. Is there a way to do that? I'm using ...
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Defining a line from geographic coordinate points.

On a flat surface we can define any point on line which passes from point1 (x1,y1) to point2 (x2,y2) via simple trigonometry. How can we do that with latitude and longitude of 2 points? Imagine we ...
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Using Plat Plotter - Calculate Curve Table feature given an arc and radius

Plat Plotter has a Calculate Curve Table feature that generates a sequence of points for use in drawing plot lines. To put another way, it converts a curve into several short, straight segments ...
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Acceptable traverse field file syntax for processing on Copan, with azimuths reckoned from south

I'm looking for a way to properly process .RAW traverse data from Nikon DTM on Copan 11.11. These points, after calculations and processing, will later be used as points in a thematic map and a .dwg ...
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Shapefile from heading and distance directions for property boundary

I have a survey with heading and direction points describing the boundary for a rural property in Brazil. I am in correspondence with someone there who needs a shapefile (I believe he mentioned kml or ...
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How can i create points per 10 and 100 meters for several lines with ArcPy?

I have 10 lines and i want to generate points per 10 and 100 meters for each one of them. In ArcGis there is the tool construct points(COGO) but is not scriptable. Is there any suggestion? Also i don'...
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