Calculate the Bearing of a Line

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09-26-2012 06:39 PM
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LauraBates
Occasional Contributor
It would be great if we could calculate the bearing of a line into a field through the 'Calculate Geometry' function (or even a field calculator script?) in the attribute table.

The only way I have found to do this is through the 'Spatial Statistics' - 'Measuring Geographic Distributions' - 'Linear Directional Mean' tool, which is a bit convoluted for something that seems so logical to need. That particular tool doesn't even come up when you search for tools related to "bearing".
2 Comments
KoryKramer
RyanPaquette1

The COGO method you mentioned is many steps to get what should be a simple built in feature / not requiring customization. The COGO toolbar doesnt allow to simply select a layer... you have select it on the map via a click.

Not sure how the app is attempting to note the bearing of a line feature with multiple parts. You get a single line bearing as a result, despite having numerous parts. I take it you would need to break the feature into multiple parts first...