Bearing Line Info?

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Jacob D

15 Jul, 2016 05:08 PM

Cool... just found the help forum here. Good resource.

Is there any way of getting the bearing of a bearing line after it's been created or edited? The bearing shows up in the text description but is not updated if that line is edited. It would be nice to see the actual bearing in the pop up info window we get when clicking on the line.

  1. 1 Posted by adamg32 on 16 Jul, 2016 07:05 PM

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    Hi Jacob,

    Not to totally punt, but you might want to take a look at this thread:
    http://help.caltopo.com/discussions/features/14-working-with-bearin...

    It sounds like another user was after similar information, and Matt has a good explanation of why it doesn't quite work out nicely. The right click > Measure > Take Bearing is probably your best bet, and then you can edit the comments field of the line to reflect the bearing itself.

    Does that help, or at least answer your question?

    Adam (not the other one who posted the bearing question!)

  2. adamg32 closed this discussion on 16 Jul, 2016 07:05 PM.

  3. Jacob Dinardi re-opened this discussion on 17 Jul, 2016 02:04 AM

  4. 2 Posted by Jacob Dinardi on 17 Jul, 2016 02:04 AM

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    Hi Adam. It appears that I'm not the only one who noticed this.

    My current method for creating one is to center the map on the location I
    want to start it from, then use the add bearing line feature, then just
    click OK. This just creates it heading due north from center of the map, I
    then edit it and drag the other end where I want to place it. To get the
    actual bearing I have to use the measure function. If I need to note it
    down I have to manually enter that under the description. It's a ton of
    steps for something that seems like it should be simple.

    I guess at this point we are either hoping that eventually the description
    will be updated after editing a bearing line, or better yet, there is an
    option to create a bearing line after taking a bearing measurement. That
    would save so much headache.

    Thanks,
    Jacob.

  5. matt closed this discussion on 19 Jul, 2016 01:05 AM.

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