I need to buffer a point feature to an irregular shape. The buffer needs to be 20m x 80m x 80m x 100m from a center point.
The easiest way to do this is in arcpy using the Geometry object. You can create a feature class, create a bunch of geometries, and copy them into the feature class using Copy Features.
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I agree that Python would probably be your best bet here. Are there any rules about the orientation of this irregular shape?
also, where is the 'centre-ish' feature with respect to the dimensions and as Blake indicated, its orientation?
Just thought it might be easier to produce the shape, place it about a 'central' point, then translate and rotate the resultant into its final position.
Dan, I like this idea - create the buffer about 0,0 and then write and use a little function to copy the template buffer poly and shift/rotate the xys into place for each point.
If you need code to rotate XYs there is a function of mine in this thread. The code also has code to use the function to rotate a polygon. Not as easy as one would hope. Joshua Bixby is on to something with his idea Pythonic ArcPy Geometries!
Please add a graphic describing your goal. If it looks like this GIS StackExchange post, then there's already an answer.
Vince mentioned ellipses over there.... table to ellipse ... once made a little shuffle and ...
Perhaps this can be done using CAD blocks/cells
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