# Traverse Type Overview

In the Traverse Information dialog, there are seven different Traverse Types that can be defined in **Dips**.

## Linear

A Linear Traverse can be any type of linear scanline on which orientation data is collected along a straight line with constant trend / plunge (e.g., scanline, tunnel wall mapping or processed borehole)

## Planar

A Planar Traverse where joint measurements are collected on a 2D surface (e.g. wall mapping)

## Linear Borehole Oriented Core

A Linear Borehole (Oriented Core) Traverse is an oriented core taken from a borehole which is assumed to have a constant orientation (trend / plunge)

**NOTE**: In **Dips** version 6 this was simply referred to as the **Borehole** Traverse type. In **Dips** version 7 the name has been changed to **Linear BH Oriented Core**, but the functionality is identical to the **Dips** version 6 **Borehole** Traverse type.

## Linear Borehole Televiewer

A Linear Borehole (Televiewer) Traverse is a linear borehole in which the true joint orientations have been obtained from televiewer processing or other method (e.g., processed oriented core)

**NOTE**: A **Linear BH Televiewer** Traverse is exactly equivalent to a **Linear** Traverse, and is included for consistency with the naming conventions of the other Borehole Traverse types.

## Curved Borehole Oriented Core

A Curved Borehole (Oriented Core) Traverse is an oriented core taken from a non-linear borehole, with borehole curvature defined by a survey file

## Curved Borehole Televiewer

A Curved Borehole (Televiewer) Traverse is a non-linear borehole in which the true joint orientations have been obtained from televiewer processing or other method, and the borehole curvature is defined by a survey file

## Clinorule

A Clinorule Traverse is a special type of Linear Traverse on which the joint measurements are recorded using a **Clinorule**