Select the type of traverse you are working with. The closure type determines the initial and closing points.
An Open traverse may start at a known point, but ends at an unknown point. Open traverses are not balanced.
A Closed Loop Traverse begins and ends at the same occupied point and, in most cases, turns through the first course of the traverse for the closing angle.
The closing point is assumed to be the same as the first occupied point. You must assign a unique point label to the closing point (even though it is the same physical point as the initial point).
A Closed Loop Traverse can also have a reference azimuth or reference point for bearing/azimuth control. In this case, the second point in the traverse may become the closing point.
Closed Point-to-Point is when you initiate a traverse from a known point and end the traverse on a known point, but the beginning and ending points are different.
An example of a Closed Point-to-Point traverse would be to initiate a traverse at the west 1/4 corner of a section, which has a known coordinate value, and end the traverse at the east 1/4 corner of the section where a known coordinate value exists.
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