### Self Study: Traverse Area

#### Problem (1)

What is the area of the traverse below? If the traverse precision was 1/11,300, what is the area's expected error?

#### Answer

#### Problem (2)

The owner of the parcel shown below hired a surveyor to determine the parcel area.

The surveyor was unable to run a simple loop traverse through the four property corners due to various obstructions. Instead, she created and measured a crossing-loop traverse (shown in blue). In addition to the parcel corners, additional points were needed to work the traverse around the obstructions.

Reducing the field measurements resulted in a 1/17,300 traverse precision. The traverse was adjusted by the Compass Rule and coordinates were computed.

Point |
North (ft) |
East (ft) |

A | 600.000 | 1,000.000 |

B | 569.612 | 1,293.788 |

C | 254.542 | 1,209.288 |

D | 463.631 | 766.846 |

E | 470.303 | 397.969 |

F | 97.543 | 566.876 |

What is the parcel area and its expected error?

#### Answer