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Location offset

Question asked by Sonoma_Land_Trust on Sep 26, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 27, 2016 by JTedrick-esristaff

I'm brainstorming a way of offsetting a coordinate using the existing tools if standing at the location is impractical or dangerous e.g.:

 

1. Badger hole opening in a cete

2. Land mine near path

3. Geyser opening

4. Roadkill on busy street

5. Dog in yard

6. Duck on pond

My current solution is to take the coordinate using the Survey123 geopoint widget and manually add distance and direction as a choice for every location collected on the form (e.g. if there are repeating points. Default is 0 if no offset added) to the geopoint if it is greater than the estimated error location error.

 

 

Anyone put similar thought to this and encountered an elegant solution?

 

Even laser tool solutions appreciated.

 

My form workflow solution as currently imagined is:

1 collect geopoint

2. measure/estimate offset and units

3. measure bearing and north type (true, magnetic)

4. Post-process and correct locations OR write formula to adjust geopoint with distance and bearing upon completion of question, storing both.

 

Joe

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