Convert each point to (rectangular) polygon considering length, width, and direction information

04-20-2020 06:36 AM
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Hi everyone, I would like to convert each point of a shapefile to rectangular polygon by considering the length, width, and angular direction information specific for each point. Each rectangle will surround the point, which will be the centroid. What tools should I use to create these polygons by considering all the relevant parameters mention above?

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I'm unsure of any specific tools, but I would consider doing this mathematically in a script, run a search cursor to retrieve the length and direction fields then do some maths to figure out the coordinates of the new vertices. then run a point to line (be considerate of order) then a line to polygon.  this assumes a projected coordinate system.

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