5. Examples
a. Traverse 1
Figure G11 shows the example Bearing Traverse with the previously computed adjusted Latitudes and Departures.


Figure G11 Example DMD Traverse 
Step (1) Compute the DMDs
Starting with line AB and use Equation G4 to computed the DMDs.
If you examine the Deps and DMDs computations above, you should see a pattern to the computations. This pattern is shown using colored arrows below.
Step (2) Multiply DMDs by Lats; add the products
Adjusted  
Line  Lat (ft)  Dep (ft)  DMD (ft)  DMD x Lat (sq ft) 
AB  176.386  438.574  438.574  +77,358.3 
BC  +203.382  73.105  950.253  193,264.4 
CD  +192.340  +198.635  824.723  158,627.2 
DE  219.336  +313.044  313.044  +68,661.8 
sum: 
205,871.5 
Step (3) Compute the area using Equation G6
Note that this is the same as computed by coordinates. Surprise.
b. Traverse 2
What about the Crossing Traverse?
Figure G12 
Figure G13 
The parcel area, Figure G12, can not be determined by DMDs without additional computations. By definition, Area by DMDs is limited to travel along the traverse path so you would be determining the area of EFGHE, Figure G13. That area doesn't make sense since the traverse crosses itself. To compute the area of the parcel by DMDs, you would need to determine the Lat and Dep of lines EF and FH, then compute DMDs around the perimeter. By the time all that was done, the area could have been computed by coordinates.