G. Curvilinear Traverses

1. Definition

A curvilinear traverse is one which includes at least one arc as a side, Figure G-1.

Figure G-1
Curvilinear traverse

Many parcel boundaries contain curved lines. Some standard traverse computations need modification in order to account for curves. For example, latitudes and departures are determined for straight lines Understanding a circular arc's geometry and its relationship to adjacent boundary elements is critical to ensure boundaries are correctly defined.