Work in the Oil & Gas industry which often uses footage calls from section lines to identify locations (300 from South section line & 250' from East section line). The intersection of these two footage calls gives you the location (in XY). I'm wondering if there is a way to automate this footage to XY using python?
My section data consists of 4 surveyed points which connect to make a section boundary. My initial thought is to calculate the slope of the North/South/East/West line created when connecting the dots, then creating a line with that same slope while adding the related footage call to each of the XY point coordinates. (Example 250' from east section line I would add 150' to the XY's to the NE,SE end points)...Then calculate the intersection. Though I'm not sure where to begin in python.
Any thoughts/ideas are appreciated!