Change the direction-distance tool to geographic angles instead of arithmetic angles

Idea created by cstarbird on Aug 5, 2011
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    • sjones360
    • enile
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    • lgvanzyl
    • rabannister
    • lauren_fagg
    • cstarbird
    • cjdusa
    The way it is now, the direction-distance tool in the editor toolbar (little circle with a line through it) uses arithmetic angles instead of geographic angles (ie azimuth).  This seems silly to me because ArcGIS is a geographic information system.  It seems far more likely that I would be using the direction-distance tool to calculate an offset based on a compas heading (azimuth) and distance.  Instead, I have to first convert the azimuth to and arithmetic angle... which is a total drag.  At least give me the option to choose between the two angle systems!