staking to the center of a circle

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staking to the center of a circle

Postby te » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:27 am

what is the easiest way to find the center of an irregular shaped area? I would like to collect some data and then be able to stake to the center of this area.
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Postby cujo » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:54 pm

To begin with, I beleive you are looking for the 'centroid'. Otherwise, I'm not sure what the "center of an irregular shaped area" is. :idea:

Generally GIS applications are very much in tune with centroids, for example labels are typically anchored to the centroid of a closed area. You might have some luck with a field based GIS application.

In full AutoCAD:

Use the REGION command to convert the Polyline to a Region, then use the MASSPROP command to list its physical properties, which include the centroid.

I do not think I've come across anything in Carlson Survey or SurvCE relating to your need. Sorry. :cry:
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