*Dennis Hyman
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# Drawing a line by longitude & latitude?

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05-30-2007 12:02 PM
Is it possible in LDD 2004? If so, how do I go about it? I have my site in
the correct zone, and transformed to the state plane system. I'm within 1
--
Dennis Hyman (aspiring PLS)
Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers
Chesterfield, Missouri
LDD 2004, Civil, Survey, Map
2.4 Ghz P4, 512 MB RAM
GeForce 4 MX 440 Graphics Card
*Joe Bouza
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# Re: Drawing a line by longitude & latitude?

05-30-2007 01:48 PM in reply to: *Dennis Hyman
Hi Dennis, would placing points by "Geodedic Direct" help then you could
draw line by points?

Joe

"Dennis Hyman" wrote in message
news:5611490@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is it possible in LDD 2004? If so, how do I go about it? I have my site in
the correct zone, and transformed to the state plane system. I'm within 1
--
Dennis Hyman (aspiring PLS)
Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers
Chesterfield, Missouri
LDD 2004, Civil, Survey, Map
2.4 Ghz P4, 512 MB RAM
GeForce 4 MX 440 Graphics Card
*Dennis Hyman
Message 3 of 8 (570 Views)

# Re: Drawing a line by longitude & latitude?

05-31-2007 05:30 AM in reply to: *Dennis Hyman
No. What I need to do is to draw a line from one longitude & latitude to
another longitude & latitude. The deal is is that I have an engineer that
needed long's and lat's on a proposed building, which he placed on a
background of a USGS quad sheet (in Ohio). The FAA wants distances from the
building corner to 3 different points at a nearby airport, but the points
are described in longitudes and latitudes. I can list longs and lats, but I
need to draw lines from one to another.

"Joe Bouza" wrote in message
news:5611684@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi Dennis, would placing points by "Geodedic Direct" help then you could
draw line by points?

Joe

"Dennis Hyman" wrote in message
news:5611490@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is it possible in LDD 2004? If so, how do I go about it? I have my site in
the correct zone, and transformed to the state plane system. I'm within 1
--
Dennis Hyman (aspiring PLS)
Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers
Chesterfield, Missouri
LDD 2004, Civil, Survey, Map
2.4 Ghz P4, 512 MB RAM
GeForce 4 MX 440 Graphics Card
*James Murphy
Message 4 of 8 (570 Views)

# Re: Drawing a line by longitude & latitude?

05-31-2007 06:21 AM in reply to: *Dennis Hyman
How about using the Track Coordinates and digitizing with the map tools? You
need to assign a coordinate system to your dwg. If you can't get that to
work (Track Coordinates) then transform your dwg to a lat/lon coordinate
system.

--

Murph
The world is not FLAT so why is your GIS data?
http://map3d.wordpress.com

"Dennis Hyman" wrote in message
news:5612190@discussion.autodesk.com...
No. What I need to do is to draw a line from one longitude & latitude to
another longitude & latitude. The deal is is that I have an engineer that
needed long's and lat's on a proposed building, which he placed on a
background of a USGS quad sheet (in Ohio). The FAA wants distances from the
building corner to 3 different points at a nearby airport, but the points
are described in longitudes and latitudes. I can list longs and lats, but I
need to draw lines from one to another.

"Joe Bouza" wrote in message
news:5611684@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi Dennis, would placing points by "Geodedic Direct" help then you could
draw line by points?

Joe

"Dennis Hyman" wrote in message
news:5611490@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is it possible in LDD 2004? If so, how do I go about it? I have my site in
the correct zone, and transformed to the state plane system. I'm within 1
--
Dennis Hyman (aspiring PLS)
Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers
Chesterfield, Missouri
LDD 2004, Civil, Survey, Map
2.4 Ghz P4, 512 MB RAM
GeForce 4 MX 440 Graphics Card
*Dennis Hyman
Message 5 of 8 (570 Views)

# Re: Drawing a line by longitude & latitude?

05-31-2007 06:50 AM in reply to: *Dennis Hyman
My drawing is transformed and orientated to a lat/long coordinate system,
and also transformed to the Ohio state plane. I did this via project setup.
And map isn't recognizing the LDD coordinate system, or the transformation.

"James Murphy" wrote in message
news:5612260@discussion.autodesk.com...
How about using the Track Coordinates and digitizing with the map tools? You
need to assign a coordinate system to your dwg. If you can't get that to
work (Track Coordinates) then transform your dwg to a lat/lon coordinate
system.

--

Murph
The world is not FLAT so why is your GIS data?
http://map3d.wordpress.com

"Dennis Hyman" wrote in message
news:5612190@discussion.autodesk.com...
No. What I need to do is to draw a line from one longitude & latitude to
another longitude & latitude. The deal is is that I have an engineer that
needed long's and lat's on a proposed building, which he placed on a
background of a USGS quad sheet (in Ohio). The FAA wants distances from the
building corner to 3 different points at a nearby airport, but the points
are described in longitudes and latitudes. I can list longs and lats, but I
need to draw lines from one to another.

"Joe Bouza" wrote in message
news:5611684@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi Dennis, would placing points by "Geodedic Direct" help then you could
draw line by points?

Joe

"Dennis Hyman" wrote in message
news:5611490@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is it possible in LDD 2004? If so, how do I go about it? I have my site in
the correct zone, and transformed to the state plane system. I'm within 1
--
Dennis Hyman (aspiring PLS)
Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers
Chesterfield, Missouri
LDD 2004, Civil, Survey, Map
2.4 Ghz P4, 512 MB RAM
GeForce 4 MX 440 Graphics Card
*James Murphy
Message 6 of 8 (570 Views)

# Re: Drawing a line by longitude & latitude?

05-31-2007 08:38 AM in reply to: *Dennis Hyman
Something doesn't sound right. I just checked (LDT 2006 is as far back as I
have installed) and the coordinates set in the LDT drawing settings
stay/show in map's task pane explorer tab.

--

Murph
The world is not FLAT so why is your GIS data?
http://map3d.wordpress.com
"Dennis Hyman" wrote in message
news:5612289@discussion.autodesk.com...
My drawing is transformed and orientated to a lat/long coordinate system,
and also transformed to the Ohio state plane. I did this via project setup.
And map isn't recognizing the LDD coordinate system, or the transformation.
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Message 7 of 8 (570 Views)

# Re: Drawing a line by longitude & latitude?

05-31-2007 12:32 PM in reply to: *Dennis Hyman
Hi Dennis,

First question is are you using dynamic input? If so, turn it off so that the coordinates will be recognized when you are drawing lines. If you would like to using dynamic input, make sure your settings are cartesian and absolute. When they are set to polar and relative drawing lines from one place to another is not as expected (or how it used to be).

To view these settings:

DYN on status bar > right click > settings
Pointer input (Left side) > settings
change the format for second or next points, default to:
Cartesian format and absolute coordinates
*Robert Martin
Message 8 of 8 (570 Views)

# Re: Drawing a line by longitude & latitude?

05-31-2007 02:45 PM in reply to: *Dennis Hyman
In Projects set your transformation settings to all 0's

In Points>Point Utilities>Geodec Calculator

Set points by lat and long.
Draw lines between the points.

HTH

Robert

"Dennis Hyman" wrote in message
news:5611490@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is it possible in LDD 2004? If so, how do I go about it? I have my site in
the correct zone, and transformed to the state plane system. I'm within 1
--
Dennis Hyman (aspiring PLS)
Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers
Chesterfield, Missouri
LDD 2004, Civil, Survey, Map
2.4 Ghz P4, 512 MB RAM
GeForce 4 MX 440 Graphics Card

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