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"Template Test" - Ideas and input needed.

Question asked by mcavoye on Jun 21, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 24, 2017 by mcavoye

Hi Everybody!


Here in Western Oregon we have a weird and specific tool requirement called the "Template test." Its is mandated by statute (ORS 215.750) and has been causing me significant grief trying to build it.


The workflow as follows is simple:

1. The user selects a taxlot or group of taxlots.

2. The centroid of the selected Shape(s) is calculated, and added as a point

3. The user chooses either a box (0.5 mile x 0.5 mile square, or a .25 mile x 1 mile rectangle) to be created with the    calculated point as the center.

4. The user may then move the box and point to adjust the center and rotate the orientation of the box for various    reasons.

5. After the user is satisfied with the placement and orientation of the box, a calculation is run to determine the number    of dwellings present in the area in a static dataset (1993 Taxlots) and the number of dwellings present in the modern    taxlots dataset.

6. The user can print a report of the findings or reset the process and start again.


Steps 3 and 4 are the parts providing a problem. I can't for the life of me come up with a way to draw the boxes of pre-determined size around the center-point, and then allow them to be moved and rotated afterwards. It seems so simple, but I've just hit a mental block.


Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated. This tool is the last barrier to replacing our old WPF based runtime application.