Development of an Object Oriented Program for Traverse Computation
Determining the location of points and orientation of lines frequently depend on measurement of angles and directions in surveying operations. Survey computations are often the most tedious aspect of many surveying operations. The conventional method of achieving point positioning is dreary and cumbersome. In order to ease this process and to avoid various computational errors, this paper presents an object oriented program for the complete automation of the traverse survey adjustment/computation process. The transit method of traverse adjustment was adopted using visual basic language. The design and description of the program was vividly explained bearing in mind the theory of approximation so as to minimize round off errors. Finally, the completed program was packaged into a user-friendly graphical user interphase and an easily executable/installable software-file format using the Visual Basic 6.0 Installer.