Starting a traverse from a known coordinate

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

  1. Click Traverse Traverse on the COGO toolbar.
  2. Click Edit to the right of the Start box.
  3. Type x- and y-values for the starting coordinate or click the Interactive Start Point Selection tool Interactive Start Point Selection tool to set a start point by clicking on the map.
  4. TipTip:

    If you have already started an edit sketch when you click the Traverse window, the start point will be the last vertex of the edit sketch.

  5. Click OK.
  6. The start point of the traverse is set in the Start text box. The next vertex of the edit sketch will be placed on the measurements you specify from this location. The first course in your traverse table cannot be based on an angle distance or tangent curve because these techniques are calculated from the direction of the previous course.

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