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Google Earth KML

TPC Professional Edition and TPC Premium Edition now import/export Google Earth KML files.

Why Google Earth?

Because it makes your surveys easier to share.

A Real Quick Look at KML (1:07)

When we introduced background (raster) images in 2004 they caught on right away. Suddenly, clients could see our surveys superimposed right over an image of their property. With such a great visual reference, the survey made sense. They could see the encroachments and easements that were so hard for them to visualize before.

Well Google Earth the next great visualization tool. Someone said, “It’s like playing with fire, but safer”.

Exporting KML

You are already familiar with exporting a drawing as a PDF, DWG, DGN, PNG, etc.. Well now you can add KML to the list. Just export all or part of your survey to a KML file then import that file into Google Earth and there’s your survey.

Export Traverses, Points and Surfaces

When you export a KML file from the TPC Desktop, you can export the entire survey or any part of it. Want just the boundary you surveyed and the adjacent properties? Just select those traverses and export them.  What just the location of the sprinkler heads of an irrigation system, just select those points from the Point Manager and export them. It’s pretty easy to get just what you want.

Export a Drawing

Exporting a Drawing to KML (6:53)   Exporting an Entire Survey to KML (6:36)

When you export a TPC drawing to KML, you get everything in the drawing that can be converted to KML. So if you manually drew in a feature it shows up in Google Earth along with your survey features.

Export TPC Drawing to KML

Export TPC Drawing to KML

Importing KML

Importing a KML Drawing (5:20)

If you can get a KML file from somewhere else, chances are you can import it into TPC.

TPC uses a standard folder structure when it exports to KML. You get KML folders for drawings, traverses, surfaces and points. So when you import these KML back into Traverse PC, you get drawings, traverses, surfaces and points. It’s pretty cool to see how it works.


Multiple Backups


Multiple Survey Backups (3:38)

TPC now stores multiple backup files (up to 10) for your surveys.

TPC creates backup survey files with the extension TRB1 through TRB10 (depending on the Number of backups you allow). If you load an existing TRV file, and make changes to it, and press save, a backup file is created / updated from the original TRV file.

You can select any of the backup files and load them from our new dialog. The backup listing are sorted by Date modified. The bottom most survey backup listing is the most recent.


More Drawing Font Sizes

Now you can select more font sizes from the Drawing View’s Format Bar.

More Drawing Line Widths

We added a few more line widths to the Drawing View. Now you can choose 0.00 to 0.12 in 0.01 increments.

New Point Symbols

Some new point symbols

Some new point symbols

Thanks to some of our BLM users, we included a number of new point symbols for monuments you set and tie.

Some of the new symbols included are primary mon record, primary mon recovered, glo-blm mon record and glo-blm mon recovered.

New Line Types

Some new line types

Some new line types

We added about a dozen new line types.

You’ll find new line types like Barb Wire, Tree Line Double, Depression and Interior.

Enhanced Lot Labels

Enhanced Lot Labels

Enhanced Lot Labels

You can now specify a font style like Bold and Italics for lot labels. You can also tell TPC to draw just the outline of the lot label, like we often do for adjacent lots.

Automatic Lot Setbacks for Closed Loops

Now any closed loop traverse can have automatic lot setbacks. Prior to this change, only parcel traverses in the Parcels or Lots traverse group got automatic setbacks.

Traverse Drawing Objects Open Their Own Tab

When you double click a drawing object for a traverse (line label, point symbol, lot label, automatic setback line, etc) the Traverse Drawing Settings dialog opens the corresponding tab. So if you click a side shot line, symbol, line label or point label, you get the Sideshots tab. If you click a lot label or lot area label, you get the Lot Labels tab. And the same goes for control points and automatic setbacks.


R-O-W Offsets Now Include Elevation Offsets

ROW Offset Elevations

ROW Offset Elevations

You can now include elevation offsets to your horizontal offsets. So the 20′ ROW can also be 0.5′ lower or higher. And multiple offsets do multiple elevation offsets.


Latest DWG/DGN Drivers

You get the latest release of the CAD drivers from Open Design Alliance. They are continualy improving compatiblity and fixing bugs.

Updates / Upgrades


Ready to update your copy of TPC? Check for Special Offers!

Traverse PC allows all previous sersions to be updated to the Current Version of Traverse PC at substantial discounts.

Updates require the Serial Number of your current program. It can be found by choosing Help | About TPC Desktop.


Traverse PC allows you to Upgrade from one Edition of the Current Version to another Edition.

You pay just the difference in list price between the two Editions.

Note: If you do not have the Current Version, you need to first Update to the Current Version and then Upgrade to the Edition you want.

Upgrades require the Serial Number of your current program. It can be found by choosing Help | About TPC Desktop.


  • Version: A Version is defined as the specific name of a release such as TPC Desktop V9.5 or TPC Desktop 2018.
  • Edition: An Edition is defined as the specific set of features that has an Edition name such as TPC Desktop 2018 Professional (2018 is the Version and Professional is the Edition).
  • Current Version: The Current Version is the Version that is currently being sold by Traverse PC.
  • Recent Version: Recent Versions are the Versions immediately preceding the Current Version and which are still supported by Traverse PC Technical Support.
  • Older Version: An Older Version is a Version for which Traverse PC no longer provides Technical Support or program maintenance.
  • Update: An Update is defined as moving from a prior Version to the same Edition of the Current Version such as TPC Desktop Professional 2017 to TPC Desktop Professional 2018.
  • Upgrade: An Upgrade is defined as moving from one Edition of the Current Version to another Edition of the Current Version such as from TPC Desktop 2018 Personal to TPC Desktop 2018 Premium.