I would like to get the x,y values of a point that is X meters (for example: 50 metes north and 50 meters east) from a known point in WGS 84. Is there any way to do this in python w/o having to reproject the current point into UTM? I'm going to do this for tables w/ thousands of points, so I figure the reprojecting is going to slow it down.

Any help would be appreciated.

Any help would be appreciated.

Hi Brendan,

To determine an offset in meters you will need to project the WGS point and reproject the result back to detemine the Lat Lon position of the new point. If you have thousands of points, this is not to much processing time. This would be the right way of doing this.

If the points are located near each other, you could determine what difference(in decimal degrees a distance of 50 meters is and apply this without any projection. This is the easy, but

very wrongway! So please don't.A small python script using the PointGeometry (arcpy), and the projectAs method will do the trick.

PointGeometry.projectAs(spatial_reference, {transformation_name})

Kind regards,

Xander