Determine longest side of feature envelope.

Idea created by gkhorch on May 13, 2010
    • gkhorch
    • jacquealope
    • acidedge76

    Today, I spent way too much time figuring out the which side of a feature envelope is longest.  I am passing some features to a mapseries in landscape and some to portrait.  Without scripting: I had to split the envelope file into 150 feature classes (based on attribute, not another geometry (thank you arcscripts folks)), create a model to convert to polylines, split lines at vertices, calculate azimuth and length, segregate East/West from North/South trending lines, join EW and NS back get the point.  Maybe I missed a tool in the toolbox or arcscript?