Calculate traverse
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This guide explains how to use the Traverse tool in Emlid Flow and Emlid Flow 360 to create new geometry using the data from existing points.
Overview
The Traverse tool in Emlid Flow and Emlid Flow 360 allows you to create a new point using the known point data. All you need to create a new point is to specify its location relative to the known point by inputting distance,
Direction (azimuth) of a line AB, or from point A to B, is a horizontal angle in degrees, measured at point A clockwise between the direction to the north and the direction to point B.
The tool can assist you in such projects as:
 Transferring a survey plan to a real site: transferring a survey plan, such as coordinate geometry descriptions, to accurately recreate the features on the site.
 Fast design in the field: some designs can be imperfect and simply do not contain all the necessary points. If you are building a rectangular object, such as a swimming pool, you only need one corner coordinate and the other three points can be built in Emlid Flow 360.
 Calculating inaccessible points: You can use Traverse to get the coordinates of a point that you can't actually measure. For example, if something is placed over the point or something blocks the view of the sky there.
Depending on the
Coordinate system is a coordinatebased local, regional or global system used to locate geographical entities. A spatial reference system defines a specific map projection, as well as transformations between different spatial reference systems.
Direction (azimuth) of a line AB, or from point A to B, is a horizontal angle in degrees, measured at point A clockwise between the direction to the north and the direction to point B.
CS type  Distance type  Azimuth type 

Global CS  Ground distance Ground distance is the distance measured on the actual surface of the Earth, taking the mean elevation of the measured points into account.  True North azimuth True North azimuth is the angle ranging from 0 to 360 degrees measured clockwise between True North and the direction to a point of interest. 
Local CS  Grid distance Grid distance is the distance measured on the projection flat plane.  Grid North azimuth Grid North azimuth is the angle measured clockwise between a line parallel to the central meridian, and the direction to a point of interest (a straight line between two points on the projection flat plane). 
See our Introduction to coordinate systems guide to learn more about distance and azimuth types in different CSs.
Workflow
 Emlid Flow
 Emlid Flow 360
To apply the Traverse tool in the Emlid Flow app, follow these steps:

Open the project in Emlid Flow.

Tap the tools button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Tap Traverse.

Select a start point from the map or the list.

Swipe the drawer up to enter the data for a new point.

Enter the distance, direction (azimuth), and height difference from this point to create a new point.
noteDistance must start from 0.
Direction (azimuth)must be in the range 0360 and can be in the DD or DMS format.Direction (azimuth) of a line AB, or from point A to B, is a horizontal angle in degrees, measured at point A clockwise between the direction to the north and the direction to point B.
tipTo create a fast design when the initial direction is known, you can simply add the needed angle in the next calculations. For example, your first point is calculated with the azimuth of 34; if you need to build a square, add 90 every time, so it will be 124, 214, and so on.

Tap Save new point.

Enter the name, fill in the description, and assign a code for your new point.
tipIf you select a line as the survey code for your new points, you can then use the Create line feature to join them together into a line.

Tap Save in the upperright corner. Now, your new point has been saved into your project.

To exit the Traverse calculation mode, tap Cancel in the upperright corner of the drawer.
To apply the Traverse tool in the Emlid Flow 360 app, follow these steps:

Open the project in Emlid Flow 360.

Tap Traverse at the top of the screen.

Select a starting point from the map or the list.

Enter the distance,
direction (azimuth), and height difference from this point to create a new point. Tap Save new point.Direction (azimuth) of a line AB, or from point A to B, is a horizontal angle in degrees, measured at point A clockwise between the direction to the north and the direction to point B.
noteDistance must start from 0.
Direction (azimuth)must be in the range 0360 and can be in the DD or DMS format.Direction (azimuth) of a line AB, or from point A to B, is a horizontal angle in degrees, measured at point A clockwise between the direction to the north and the direction to point B.
To create a fast design when the initial direction is known, you can simply add the needed angle in the next calculations. For example, your first point is calculated with the
Direction (azimuth) of a line AB, or from point A to B, is a horizontal angle in degrees, measured at point A clockwise between the direction to the north and the direction to point B.

Enter the name, fill in the description, and assign a code for your new point.
If you select a line as the survey code for your new points, you can then use the Create line feature to join them together into a line.

Tap Save point. Now your new point has been saved into your project.

To exit the Traverse calculation mode, tap Cancel in the upperright corner.