COGO, Quadrant Bearing Directions in .dbf file, Legal Description

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11-02-2021 11:40 AM
LadyFranciscarKassama
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In the ArcGIS Desktop version, I am able to open the .dbf file in excel and see the quadrant bearing directions of a line as it is, e.g. S 1-56-18 W. It's easy for me to write the legal description this way. Is there a way to do so in ArcGIS Pro? When I open up the file its in decimal number format.

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ABishop
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Maybe try adding a new field with a type of text or double?  Then calculate that field using the data from the old field that is a number field.

Amanda Bishop, GISP
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LadyFranciscarKassama
New Contributor II

Thank you. I tried that but once calculated, it still shows the numeric value of the direction.

ABishop
Regular Contributor III

I looked at why this is happening and you may have to convert the coordinate notation?  Here is an information page on it:

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/tool-reference/data-management/convert-coordinate-notation.... 

Amanda Bishop, GISP
LadyFranciscarKassama
New Contributor II

I looked into it. But I have a line feature class, which does not have an x, y values. The tool requires an x, y value. 

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ABishop
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OK... I looked at the COGO tools in ArcGIS Pro... you could try importing the .dbf file as a traverse.

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/editing/import-or-export-a-traverse-file.htm 

Amanda Bishop, GISP
LadyFranciscarKassama
New Contributor II

I appreciate you looking this up and responding. I was able to export it to a .txt file. This works but would like to see how others would approach this as I am trying to transition from desktop to Pro. Thank you!

ABishop
Regular Contributor III

OK great!

Amanda Bishop, GISP
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