To create points with specific distances or bearings from a known origin point, ArcMap with Standard or Advanced licensing can use COGO (Coordinate Geometry) tools to add point features to an existing dataset. Points, lines, polygons, and traverses are the basic building blocks for COGO. For more information on COGO, refer to ArcGIS Help: An overview of COGO.
However, Basic licensing in ArcMap does not include COGO tools . The instructions provided below offers alternatives to COGO tools in ArcMap. These alternatives require the usage of multiple tools and can be time-consuming.
Use the Sketch tool in an edit session to create points in an existing point feature class at a specific distance and bearing from a known point.
Note: Press F2 or right-click anywhere in the data frame and select Finish Sketch to end the sketching session.
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