Calculating Angles for Organically shaped Polygons

04-15-2014 07:33 AM
New Contributor II
Hello and thank you for reading,

I was hoping someone might know how to determine the angle of a polygon feature that is more random? I read about the Calculate Polygon Main Angle tool and it says that it is best for "orthogonal polygons rather than organically shaped ones". The polygon that I am using is different segments of a very large lake, so most of the sections of the polygon are not straight so I am worried that the values returned from running this tool might not be exactly what I am looking for.
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MVP Regular Contributor
Never tried this, but what if you converted your polygon into points, graphed them in excel using the xy coordinates, and then added a trend line?
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