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:
- Foresight: Looking forward to and shooting at your target from a known reference point.
- Backsight: Looking back at and shooting from your target to a known reference point.
Enabling the traverse tools: The Linear and Radial Traverse tools will only be enabled if a polyline or polygon layer is set as editable.