Distant and bearing in web maps

Idea created by saalford on Jul 21, 2017
    • chad.henneman_uscbp
    • sportfreunderic
    • saalford

    Need support for drawing line features in Portal and AGOL with better accuracy in terms of lenght and direction.  We are hoping to use Portal to create a simple utility layout and design tool.  We need a mechanism to draw pipes and conductors to specific lenghts.  One option might be to dynamically display the segment lenght as the feature's endpoint is being positioned.  The ability to enter a specific lenght and azimuth, similar to parametric dimensioning would be most useful.  It would be nice to see this a core editing functionality in AGOL and Portal, but an editing widget for WAB or enhancement to the Smart Editor would be a good start.


    Without landbase references or GPS markers, it is difficult to draw a 300ft line at 45 degrees within the web portals.  The measurement tool is not much help, it requires additional clicks and the measurements disappear once you enter edit mode.