Create point feature using distance and bearing from known point

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BrentGrossman
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I found https://support.esri.com/en-us/knowledge-base/how-to-create-points-with-specific-distances-and-beari... pertaining to ArcMap. I want to do what's described there in ArcGIS Pro, but I'm not sure it's possible. I measured (in the real world, using a tape measure and compass) a distance and bearing from a control point in an existing feature layer and now want to create a feature at the point defined by those bearing and distance measurements.

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RhettZufelt
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That same tool is available in Pro.  Just click the start point, then right click and select Direction/Distance.

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DanPatterson
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There are a number of equivalents, this is one

Create lines—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation


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BrentGrossman
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Thanks, Dan, though I don't want to create a line. I want a new point that's a measured distance and in a measured direction from a known point.

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DanPatterson
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Although you could convert the line to points... which would be a bit of an extra step for sure

Feature To Point (Data Management)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

There has to be an easier way


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RhettZufelt
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That same tool is available in Pro.  Just click the start point, then right click and select Direction/Distance.

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BrentGrossman
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Thanks, Rhett--that seems like the right tool. Weirdly, I had to hit Enter to save the point, not F2 or the Finish button, as the instructions indicated, but it seems to work.

 

 

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MaxRingler1
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Is there any possibility to also do this in Field Maps - *not* from a GPS location but from a freely chosrn/snapped reference point (two points for 2 bearings or 2 distances)? I see this rather as a typical field tool, measuring bearings and distance on the spot, not somethings to do on the desktop later.

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