Perpendicular transects at regular intervals

Discussion created by wernett9 on Feb 2, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2012 by dkwiens
I'm working on my thesis research analyzing shoreline change and can't seem to figure out how to cast the transects that I need to. I already have a baseline generated from which I will be able to measure shoreline change. From this baseline I need to cast a perpendicular transect every 75 meters. There are four sites in my research and doing this manually would be too time consuming. Any ideas about how to generate these transects with a python script? I understand that you can write geometries using arcpy, but can't figure out how to generate a line feature with a specified origin, orientation, and length. Any help would be much appreciated.

Michigan State University
Department of Geography
MS Graduate Student