Obtaining a closure report

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

The closure report lists the following: number of courses; total length of the traverse; the specified and calculated endpoints; the difference of misclosure in both x,y and direction-distance values; and relative error that is a ratio of the misclose distance over the total length.

  1. In the Traverse window, click Edit to the right of the End box.
  2. Type the x,y coordinates for the ending point or click the Interactive End Point Selection tool Interactive Start Point Selection tool to set an endpoint by clicking on the map. Checking the Close Loop box sets the beginning and ending points the same.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click Closure.
  5. The Closure Report dialog box opens.

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