Plotting  using azimuth bearings and distance

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08-30-2012 02:58 AM
dfcitadmin
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I have the coordinates of a fixed point in Lat / Long format. 
I have a True North Azimuth bearing from that point,
and I have a distance along that bearing in miles. 
My problem is: How do I plot the point which is at the end of the bearing?

I am using ArcGIS 10 with Ordnance Survey Great Britain mapping.

Following on from this I then want to plot that position in 3D using the height at that location in feet , for that I will use ArcGlobe.

My ultimate goal is to be able to plot several 3D positions using bearings and distances from a common source to produce a 3D track.

Any pointers to where to go would be most helpful.  Thanks.

Derek
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AnthonyGiles
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Derek,

Have a look at the Bearing Distance To Line tool that was added in 10:

http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//0017000000ts000000

Regards

Anthony

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michaelcollins1
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AnthonyGiles
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Derek,

Have a look at the Bearing Distance To Line tool that was added in 10:

http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//0017000000ts000000

Regards

Anthony
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dfcitadmin
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Many thank, for both suggestions.  I am using the Bearing to line tool.
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AnthonyGiles
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Derek,

Please don't forget to mark the post that best answers your question as follows:

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regards

Anthony
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