Splitting and Joining Lines

From ProStar Geocorp

Overview

This section covers how to split and join PointMan lines in Transparent Earth. Note: This currently only works with the PointMan Lines layer. Additional functionality will be added in the future for "user-added layers" and ProStar-loaded layers.

 

Splitting Lines from a Known Vertex

1. On the top toolbar, click LayerPanel1.png  to turn on the layer panel.

2. Click Field Data Collection

3. Turn on the PointMan Lines layer.

4. Zoom to the area of interest.

5. On the top toolbar, click the "Attribute Information" Info1.png  button.

6. Select the desired line and click Move.
Move1.png

7. On the bottom right corner of the screen, click Next/Previous until you reach the vertex that should be disconnected from the line.
MoveMenu.png

8. Click Split.
Split1.png

9. If necessary, re-click the "Attribute Information" button to turn it back on.

10. Select the section that you split and then click DeleteNote: Future enhancements will allow the user to recolor the split section of line.

11. NOTE: If delete was clicked, wait up to 30 seconds for the line to disappear from the Transparent Earth map view.

Splitting Lines at a Random Location

1. It may be necessary for the user to be able to split a line at ANY given location on the line without having a point vertex at that location.

2. On the top toolbar, click LayerPanel1.png  to turn on the layer panel.

3. Click Field Data Collection

4. Turn on the PointMan Lines layer.

5. Zoom to the area of interest.

6. On the top toolbar, click the "Attribute Information" Info1.png  button.

7. Select the desired line and click Move.
Move1.png

8. Click Next/Previous until you have the selected the vertex that is closest to the area you want to split.
MoveMenu.png

8. Click Split on the bottom right of the screen.
Split1.png

8. Use the mouse crosshairs to click the desired location on the line.

10. The line is now split at that location.

Joining Line Segments

1. On the top toolbar, click LayerPanel1.png  to turn on the layer panel.

2. Click Field Data Collection

3. Turn on the PointMan Lines layer.

4. Zoom to the area of interest.

5. On the top toolbar, click the "Attribute Information" Info1.png  button.

6. Select the desired line and click Move.
Move1.png

7. On the bottom right corner of the screen, click Next/Previous until you reach the vertex of the first line that you want to connect to.
MoveMenu.png

8. Click Join.
Join.png

9. Click the line segment that you wish to connect to.Note: Wait up to 30 seconds for Transparent Earth to show the changes on the map.

10. Note that the line segments are now connected. You can reverse or undo this by following the steps outlined above for "Splitting Lines from a Known Vertex".