From: Trent Buck <fubarbaz@bi...>  20050226 10:39:33

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  Trent Buck, Student Errant I think if you say eating dogshit, then dumb is pretty much redundant. 