How to accurately get the lat/lon of the corners of a parcel as well as the curvature if any? The measuring tool is helpful but doesnt enable picking the corners.

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05-31-2017 06:28 PM
AnilAyyar
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I was trying to pick the lat/lon of a tax parcel to recreate on Google earth. (purely out of personal interest). But I found 2 issues: (1)  beyond a certain zoom level, the plot boundary layer disappears and (2) the resolution is not so fine that I can repeatedly pick the corner points. Is there a way out to accurately pick the corners? Another issue I had was to get the curvature of one boundary.

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DanPatterson_Retired
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If your tax parcels are in polygon vector form you can convert the feature vertices to points then calculate the coordinates ujsing either the field calculator (calculate geometry) or the Add Xy Coordinates tool.

If the data are in raster... mousing around is pretty well it.  

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AnilAyyar
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I must have mentioned, I am not using the ArcGIS software. I am accessing

the info through the web-based service:

http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1&layers=9e1d2284c13f4bbfac1d45a3e606fbe5

Over here I cannot find the tools you have mentioned.

Thanks

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DanPatterson_Retired
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That is viewing software.. not designed for what you want to do

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AnilAyyar
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Thanks for the info.

Is it possible that I request that someone with the software pull out the

lat/lons of the corners of the plot that I own. This is absolutely for my

personal use. Can somebody from ArcGIS offer this help?

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

your municipality should have the corner post locations on record as part of the lot registration,

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