CRS: Grid to Ground Corner Moves BLM

Average Point

Create ground coordinates from a PLSS BLM job based on State Plane Coordinates [one_third] When it comes time to stakeout corners on a BLM PLSS (Public Land Survey System) job, you run into the same situation you do with any project based on projected coordinates.  The coordinates are on the grid, not the ground. But … Read more

CRS: Geoid Models

Geoid Height

Pick a Geoid Model and let TPC compute elevations and ellipse heights for you [one_third] Geoid Models TPC now supports all NGS Geoids up through Geoid 2012A and Geoid 2012B. You can download and install additional NGS geoids and they will show up in this list. Of course, we still include the NGA geoids for … Read more

CRS: From PRJ Files

Import GIS Onto Current Layer

Learn how to set your survey’s Coordinate Reference System  from a GIS Projection file [one_third] PRJ Files Each survey in TPC can have it’s own Coordinate Reference System (CRS) which relates geodetic positions to grid coordinates.  You select the survey’s CRS by selecting the appropriate CRS file, then the zone (location) within that CRS file. … Read more

Coordinate Reference System (CRS) Files

CRS Coordinates

Learn how to set your survey’s Coordinate Reference System   [one_third] CRS Files Each survey in TPC can have it’s own Coordinate Reference System (CRS) which relates geodetic positions to grid coordinates.  You select the survey’s CRS by selecting the appropriate CRS file, then the zone (location) within that CRS file. This video shows you how … Read more

Exporting Sideshots to Google Earth

Export Sideshots KML

Want your Side Shots to show up in Google Earth?   [one_third] Export Sideshots to Google Earth In TPC, control points create features like parcels, rights-of-way and boundaries.  While sideshots generally show a tie to something – like a found monument or guyline anchors for a power pole.  Sometimes sideshots are just points, like topo shots. … Read more

Exporting Tangents and Curves to Google Earth

Traverse PC to Google Earth

TPC exports tangents and curves to Google Earth?   [one_third] Exporting Tangents and Curves to Google Earth Lines and curves show up as lines and curves in Google Earth. All the line data is there – end point coordinates, radius, central angle and more. Google Earth calls this data Line Markers TPC could send just the … Read more

Exporting Fills to Google Earth

Traverse PC to Google Earth

Want to convey specific information in Google Earth?   [one_third] KML or KMZ Fills Choose color and density. Fills in your TPC Drawing export directly to Google Earth. That’s it? Use fills to convey specific information in Google Earth. lot ownership common areas public rights-of-way construction phases [/one_third] [two_third_last] KML: Fills  (2:48) [/two_third_last]

Importing Google Earth

Google Earth South Devin Shore

Want to use Google Earth data in your TPC Drawings?   [one_third] Import a KML or KMZ File In Google Earth, export a KML or KMZ file. Import the KML or KMZ file into any TPC drawing. That’s it? If it’s in Google Earth, it’s in your TPC drawing. lot lines, lot labels, lot areas, line … Read more

Exporting a Drawing to Google Earth

KML File with Filled Traverses - Click to View Full-Size

Want to see your TPC drawing in Google Earth?   [one_third] Export a KML or KMZ File Export any TPC drawing as a KML or KMZ file. In Google Earth, just open the file your exported. That’s it? The drawing determines what shows up in Google Earth.  If its in the drawing, its in Google Earth. … Read more

Google Earth: Sneak Peek

Export TPC Drawing to KML

Want to see your survey in Google Earth?   [one_third] Export a KML or KMZ File Just export all or part of your survey as a KML or KMZ file. In Google Earth, just open the file your exported. That’s it? TPC uses the Coordinate Reference System to selected for your survey to determine the geodetic … Read more

Edit Surface Borders: Sneak Peek

Edit Surface Border

Need to clean up a surface around the edges?   [one_third] Edit the Border Editing the surface border can make dramatic improvements in how the surface looks and works.  TPC takes care of those unique edge triangles and any concave / convex surface conditions that can be a pain in the butt to model in other … Read more

Move Elevations to a Surface: Sneak Peek

Move Elevations To Surface

Need to move existing elevations to a surface?   [one_third] Move Elevations to Surface… Command TPC has a straight forward, easy to use command that does just that.  Moves the selected points to a selected surface. TPC Desktop isn’t a design program and doesn’t claim to be. But tools like this let you easily work with … Read more

Surface Exclusions: Sneak Peek

Surface Exclusion

Need to exclude a building pad so contours don’t run through it?   Editing a Surface is Easy in TPC Editing a surface in TPC is as easy as clicking inside a triangle or selecting a traverse. [one_third] How It Works TPC does all the heavy lifting by creating the surface.  Then, you can easily edit … Read more

Export Surface to CAD: Sneak Peek

Export Surface Sneak Peek

Are you ready to share your surface with the project’s CAD users?   CAD Ready Surface TPC exports more than just a pretty picture for a surface. It writes out the Polyfacemesh with triangles, exclusions, layers, contour lines as if it had been created in CAD.  They will work with the exact same surface you are … Read more

Surfaces: Sneak Peek

Are you worried that surfaces might be too hard to learn?   Wickedly Simple Traverse PC’s surfaces are wickedly simple. Just select the points or traverse you want to include and TPC does the rest. Including a surface should be really easy, and with TPC, it is. [one_third] How It Works Lots of jobs require the … Read more