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Importing Subway Alignments from Shapefiles

Save time and effort in your subway system planning!


Directly importing tunnel alignments into DeepEX is a critical feature for engineers and companies involved in the planning of subway systems. This functionality significantly streamlines the workflow, saving considerable time and effort by eliminating the need for manual data entry and reducing the potential for errors. By leveraging this capability, professionals can quickly incorporate detailed subway alignments into their projects, allowing for more efficient planning, analysis, and optimization of metro infrastructure.


In the next video you can see how to add metro alignments from a shapefile in DeepEX software:


 

Shapefiles are versatile file formats used to store both the location and details of various geographic features, including points, lines, or areas. These files often include additional data stored in database tables within the workspace, enriching the spatial information for analysis.

In DeepEX software, importing subway alignments directly from shapefiles is straightforward. Follow these steps:


1. Search for Shapefiles: Use your browser to find existing shapefiles of subway lines.


Searching for existing subway lines shapefiles

Figure 1. Searching for existing subway lines shapefiles


2. Locate and Export: Once you've found the desired shapefile for your city, export it.


Locate and download the desired shapefiles

Figure 2. Locate and download the desired shapefiles


3. Organize Files Locally: Create a folder on your device to store all downloaded files, including the shapefile.


Save all downloaded files in a local folder

Figure 3. Save all downloaded files in a local folder


4. Launch DeepEX: Open the DeepEX software and navigate to the 3D World tab.

5. Access Maps: Within DeepEX, access the Maps section.

6. Search and Center Map: Search for your city and center the map to the project's required coordinates.


Load the desired project area map in DeepEX

Figure 4. Load the desired project area map in DeepEX


7. Import Utilities: Select the option to import utilities from a shapefile within DeepEX. Load the downloaded shapefile and choose the "Communications" option for the imported data type.


Select to import utilities from a shapefile in DeepEX

Figure 5. Select to import utilities from a shapefile in DeepEX


Select to import Communications data from the shapefile in DeepEX

Figure 6. Select to import Communications data from the shapefile in DeepEX


Imported subway alignments in DeepEX software

Figure 7. Imported subway alignments in DeepEX software


By following these steps, you can efficiently import subway alignments from shapefiles into DeepEX, facilitating seamless integration and analysis within your projects.



 


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