Perpendicular Measuring Functionality in ArcGIS

09-27-2012 08:53 AM
Status: Open
New Contributor II
Currently, out of the box ArcGIS does not have perpendicular snapping functionality in its measurement tool.
Having this functionality incorporated into the software would be a benefit to my company which is in the Gas Industry.

Our C&M manual requires that all measurements taken off of our assets (Mains, service, valves, etc.) must be taken at a 90 degree angle from that asset to an appropriate landbase feature (streetline, curbline, catch basin, fire hydrant, etc.).

This would be beneficial for CAD techs, analysts and web users, when a quick 90 degree measurement is needed between two lines (streetline – gas main), or between a point feature and a line (valve – streetline).
With the addition of GPS point features into EGIS, the ability to get a perpendicular measurement between a point feature and a line becomes even more important.