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2. Now what?

This topic introduced basic definitions and conventions of directions and converting between angles and directions. How directions are used was not discussed. Combining directions with distances allows determination of complex areas and three-dimesional surface configurations. Most property surveys depend on distances and directions to define boundary extents.

Traversing is the traditional method of collection neccesary measurements. Combining and reducing measurements in the traverse computation process includes direction determinations. This is covered in greater detail in the Traverse Computations topic which builds on the concepts from this topic. Systematic procedures, mathematical checks, and typical errors are also discussed.