Solved

Mapping Software with Radius from Center Point

Posted on 2010-11-18
4
1,018 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I need help find a solution to a geographical mapping problem.

I need to be able to draw a 30 mile and 60 mile radius around a particular reference point. There may be many reference points for a particular county, each with its own radius. Then, the 30 mile radius for all points must be merged into a union. Same applies to the 60 mile radius. I have attached a sample for reference. Any ideas? 1.pdf
0
Comment
Question by:vertigogroup
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:aaver
ID: 34170604
I guess you want to do this with a computer program, right? Do you have a particular programming language in mind?

Also, which reference surface and map projection are you using and what accuracy do you need?

A see a number of possible problems, but I'm unsure which of those you actually need help with.

- Find out the transformed coordinates on the 30 and 60 mile circles
- Find out the projected coordinates on the 30 and 60 mile circles.
- Merging the circles
- Drawing the merged geometry
- ...

Maybe you already know all of this, but this is a link to some information on the transformation an projection parts:
http://kartoweb.itc.nl/geometrics/index.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:vertigogroup
ID: 34199256
I have attached a sample file from MapPoint that meets our requirements. The only modification that I need to do is have the radius circles join as a single radius; basically a union of both radii. Can this be done, maybe through a VB script or COM add-in? MapPoint Sample
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
vertigogroup earned 0 total points
ID: 34466116
Ended up using Microsoft MapPoint with some add-ons. Thanks.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:vertigogroup
ID: 34505869
Went a different direction.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In our personal lives, we have well-designed consumer apps to delight us and make even the most complex transactions simple. Many enterprise applications, however, are a bit behind the times. For an enterprise app to be successful in today's tech wo…
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
This video will demonstrate how to find the puppet warp tool from the edit menu and where to put the points to edit.
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question