Survey data? Can this be done at present?
Can Inkscape plot survey data at present? What I mean is: Can we lay down a line A to B with a distance in say metres and a bearing relative to North vertical and plotted clockwise? And then a line B to C etcetera. The sort of data it would be valuable to plot are:
Point Point Distance (metres or scaled) Bearing (angle clockwise in degrees from vertical) A B 12.5 25 B C 4.3 328 C D 16.7 85 D E 8.6 45.2
To do this we need lines to be drawn in terms of distance and angle rather than what appears to be the current X and Y positions of the point. Maybe this can be set at present. If so I cannot find it
Another use of this would be to obtain distance and bearing between two points from a map scan. Again a very useful result which may already be possible.
Any help here? I seem to remember that at some very early stage in Inkscape this was possible.......sort of....but I cannot find it now.
I'll put it in as a request but thought I'd ask first.
Erik
On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 20:24:58 +1100, Erik <kaver@...45...> wrote:
Can Inkscape plot survey data at present? What I mean is: Can we lay down a line A to B with a distance in say metres and a bearing relative to North vertical and plotted clockwise? And then a line B to C etcetera. The sort of data it would be valuable to plot are:
Point Point Distance (metres or scaled) Bearing (angle clockwise in degrees from vertical) A B 12.5 25 B C 4.3 328 C D 16.7 85 D E 8.6 45.2
To do this we need lines to be drawn in terms of distance and angle rather than what appears to be the current X and Y positions of the point. Maybe this can be set at present. If so I cannot find it
Another use of this would be to obtain distance and bearing between two points from a map scan. Again a very useful result which may already be possible.
Any help here? I seem to remember that at some very early stage in Inkscape this was possible.......sort of....but I cannot find it now.
I'll put it in as a request but thought I'd ask first.
tile clones tool? for the shapes part at least, the data i think not....
regards, bostjan
Up spake Erik:
Can Inkscape plot survey data at present? What I mean is: Can we lay down a line A to B with a distance in say metres and a bearing relative to North vertical and plotted clockwise? And then a line B to C etcetera. The sort of data it would be valuable to plot are:
Point Point Distance (metres or scaled) Bearing (angle clockwise in degrees from vertical) A B 12.5 25 B C 4.3 328 C D 16.7 85 D E 8.6 45.2
To do this we need lines to be drawn in terms of distance and angle rather than what appears to be the current X and Y positions of the point. Maybe this can be set at present.
We have "cartesian coordinates". You want "polar coordinates".
I can find no mention of polar coordinates in the SVG 1.1 index[1] or by grepping the SVG 1.0 standard (which I have locally) for "polar".
You could emulate polar coordinates by doing something like <transform scale="20" rotate="20"><path d="M 0 0 h 1"></>
[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/indexlist.html
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