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Convert section footage calls to lat long coordinates

Question asked by on Jan 18, 2018
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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?


Initial thought:

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!