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The Export Current Map tool available within both Surety® and Surety® Pro allows users to take currently selected or drawn borders and export them to different file formats to be saved to your computer and used within other software or devices.

These file type options include:


Please watch our tutorial video;



Surety® Pro subscriptions also have the ability to export a Tab Delimited file or shapefile containing boundaries and attributes of their saved form or custom layer records.
See: Form Manager (Export Selected)

Export Current Map

We can start by drawing or selecting borders that you wish to export.

See Also:Drawing

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Click on File in the Surety/Surety Pro menu bar then hover over Export and click on Current Map

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You can also find an Export link within the list of forms in the right hand panel.

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The Export dialog box will open giving you 6 options for exporting (saving to your computer) the current borders.

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SHP - Selected or Drawn Borders 

This is useful for saving drawn or selected borders to a shape file for use in different devices used in the field.

You can change the file name that is exported by typing a different name in the Output filename textbox.
Note: This will assign the name to the actual specific types of files and not the Zip folder they will be downloaded as.

Borders (shape file)

Borders (shape file)


This option will export the selected or drawn borders as a zip file with four files that make up the shape file: .dbf, .prj, .shp, and .shx

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SHP - Soils Within Selected Borders

This option will export the selected or drawn area as a shape file which contains Soils information.

You can change the file name that is exported by typing a different name in the Output filename textbox.

Soils

Soils


Georeferenced Jpeg Image of Current View

This option will export the area as a Georeferenced .jpg image file. 

You can change the file name that is exported by typing a different name in the Output filename textbox.

Georeferenced Image

Georeferenced Image


GeoTIFF Image of Current View

A geoTIFF is an image file of the current map in TIF format that contains georeferencing information. The export includes a .tif, .prj, and a .jgw file. This image file type can be imported into many different GIS mapping programs.

Change the filename of the output with the Output filename column.

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Satloc Job File

SatLoc job files are used within SatLoc navigation devices to display the exported polygons.
See Also: What is a .JOB file used for?

You can change the file name that is exported by typing a different name in the Output filename text box. 

The SatLoc job file has 3 different methods of download depending on your preference.

If you are selecting more than one file type to export  then you will just need to select the checkbox along with whatever else you are downloading then click Export. This option will package all selected options into a zip file.

Satloc Job File

Satloc Job File


If you want to simply download only the .job file individually without placing it into a zipped folder then you can use the Download link. 

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If you have a SatLoc® G4 device in the aircraft and the SatLoc HQ program you can send the file directly to the desired Asset(aircraft) by clicking on the Wireless Transfer link. (Note: your SatLoc HQ credentials must be saved into your account by going to File > Third Party API Access )
For more information on this process go to the Satloc® Wireless Data Transfer support page

SatLoc Wireless Transfer

SatLoc Wireless Transfer


KML -Selected or Drawn Border file that can be used in the Google maps application.

You can change the file name that is exported by typing a different name in the Output filename textbox.

KML File

KML File


Similar to the SatLoc Job files, KML files can skip being zipped into a compressed folder and instead be directly downloaded. If just downloading the KML file type, simply click on the Download Link in the far right column.

direct kml download

direct kml download


When you have the desired export file types selected, click the "Export" button.     

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A dialog box will appear with a link to download your file.

Click on download zip file

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At this point depending on which internet browser you are using the next dialog box will change.

Jump To:


For Internet Explorer Users 

A window will appear asking what you want to do with the file. For this demonstration I will be choosing "Save As" so I can choose what folder it is saving to.

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Choose a place to save the file, rename the zip file if needed, then click save.

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If using the latest version of Internet Explorer, A popup will appear on the bottom of the page.

Click open

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The zip file will expand and you will view the exported files. Extract the files by clicking on Extract All

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For Mozilla FireFox Users >

A window will open and give you the option to open or save.

For this demonstration I am going to  click "save" then on "ok"  to save the file.

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A downloads window will open, double left click on the zip file.

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The zip file will open and you will view the exported files. Extract the files by clicking on Extract All

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For Google Chrome

The File will be downloaded and a prompt at the bottom of the window will appear.

Click the down arrow and then click open.

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The zip file will expand and you will view the exported files. Extract the files by clicking on Extract All

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