Overview of linear traverse

A linear traverse enables you to capture the vertex of a polyline or polygon from a known point as you walk along a line. In other words, you begin at point A, capture point B, move to point B, capture point C, move to point C, and so on.

You can capture points in a linear traverse using foresight or backsight:


Enabling the traverse tools: The Linear and Radial Traverse tools will only be enabled if a polyline or polygon layer is set as editable.