TBC - Managing Linework and Linework Map Layers

Managing Linework and Linework Map Layers

There are many reasons why a Map Layer containing linework in the RPS Earthworks System may be useful, here are a couple of examples

  • A general site map showing key features of the site including site boundaries, specific work areas like the 860, 900 and 940 Backfill areas, key features like existing haul roads, conveyor locations or buildings and infrastructure.
  • Design linework associated with a Work Order for the project e.g. a haul road alignment and feature lines or a backfill surface area and computed toe of slope line etc.

Linework for RPS Earthworks needs to be delivered in a KML format. The KML file output from TBC allows the export of Linework, Polygons (both filled and unfilled), circles, rectangles and text object to a KML format. The KML files can be dragged and dropped onto a RPS Earthworks Map Layer within the RPS Earthworks system. (Click Here to review the Map Layer Controls help document)

Note that KML files do not have the concept of “layers” but the RPS Earthworks Command does support a layering of linework files. To create layering of the RPS Earthworks Map Layers, output a number of KML files so that each KML file contains one type of information that you wish to become an RPS Map Layer i.e. output Buildings into a Buildings KML file and the same for Conveyors, Haul Roads, Work Areas, Design Linework etc.

Our objective is to add the ability to create the KML output and assign it to Map Sub Layers from within TBC Earthworks Work Orders command. We hope to have that available by mid April 2022.

Video Demonstration:

The following video shows you how to use TBC to create the KML files using current TBC functionality and then upload the KML files to an RPS Earthworks Map Layer.

This video will be supplemented shortly with the Earthworks Work Orders command capability to create the KML files and RPS Map Layers for linework requirements.