Entering Data in a Traverse
Updated March 28, 2018
This article applies to:
- Terrain Forestry
- RoadEng Forestry
Order of Data Entry:
There are three tabs for entering data (as shown in the image below):
- C/L Coordinates
- C/L Station and Shot
- Side Shots
You are taken to the C/L Station & Shot tab after creating your traverse. Here you can enter your Stn 0 ground data & move to the C/L Coordinates tab and Side Shot tab before recording your shot data. The order is visualized in the image below:
Entering Data: The 3 Screens:
1. C/L Coordinates ---- this is an OPTIONAL screen (except for your first shot).
- To enter your own manual GPS coordinates, simply enter your data in the Easting, Northing and Elevation fields. The Absolute check boxes will automatically enable.
- Stations where you have entered C/L Coordinates will be denoted with an asterix (*) in the station # (in table view)
- NOTE: When you were setting up your traverse, you were required to enter these fields.
2. C/L Station and Shot---- this has REQUIRED elements in order to complete the shot entry.
- To complete this screen – you will need to enter a shot:
- Select Type: FS, RS, or IFS
- Enter the additional fields (upto one decimal pt)
- •There are additional fields that are OPTIONAL, including
- Ground Layer Information (alphanumeric upto 2 characters for the code and numeric to 1 decimal pt for the depth)
- Creek (Culvert) Info – Enter the Diameter in mm (or inches) or the Height and Width (box culvert) in meters or feet. You set your survey as imperial or metric in RoadEng.
- Label- open text field --- NO COMMAS allowed.
3. Side Shots ---- this is an OPTIONAL screen – complete only when needed
- To enter Side Shots, first select your mode (Slope Distance or Horizontal Distance)
- Then enter your side shot fields for the left and the right – up to 10 entries for each:
- Slp% - with upto 1 decimal pt
- Slope Distance – ≥0, with upto 1 decimal pt
- Side Shot Code – 4 digit Alpha-numeric field (No Commas)
- Turning Pt (default is on, same as the Survey Map software