TRACC 1.3.4 Product Tip, Week 2 – Export .cif by mode and Export suspended services only 

TRACC 1.3.4 Product Tip, Week 2 – Export .cif by mode and Export suspended services only 

Product Tip, Week 2 – Export .cif by mode and Export suspended services only 

Another week, another product tip! As promised, we’re going to look at some more of the newest features in TRACC so you can get the most out of them. This week the focus is on Exporting non-suspended services only and Exporting .cif by mode 

Have a public transport network at the ready so you can follow the steps below!         

 

Export non-suspended services only 

A much-requested new feature, the option to filter services based on their suspended status upon exporting. You have the choice to export all services including those that are suspended, suspended services only or active services only. 

Why might you want to export only non-suspended trips, you ask? Well, should you ever have calculated the optimal network for a study, you can better isolate this network by exporting only active services. This can be reloaded back into TRACC or third-party GIS software at any point in time as a standalone dataset. 

How to do this? 

 

Activate the public transport network. 

Click ‘Save’ and select ‘Service(s) as’ 

 

 

 

 

This will open a ‘Save As CIF’ window where you can search for the services you would like to export using various parameters.  

Here is the new option ‘Show Suspended Services’ 

 

 Leave the ‘Show Suspended Services’ as is and click  ‘Search to bring up all services including those that are suspended.

Untick the ‘Show Suspended Services’ and click  ‘Search’ to bring up all services excluding those that are suspended. 

Tick the ‘Show Suspended Services’ and click  ‘Search’ to bring up suspended services only.  

Select the services you want to export 

 

Choose the location to save the .cif file 

 

Click OK 

 

 

If you direct yourself to the location where the files were exported to, you will see some brand new .cif files. 

 

 

These can be imported back into TRACC as a separate network. 

 

Export .cif by mode 

In previous versions you can export specific services from TRACC into a new .cif filethough this would have to be done for each public transport mode individually or have all combined into one file 

This feature has been improved and now you can export services from TRACC into a new .cif file separated by mode in one go. These services can then be re-imported back into TRACC individually and assigned with their appropriate public transport mode.  

 

How to do this? 

Using the same public transport network as before… 

Click ‘Save’ and select ‘Service(s) as’ to open the ‘Save As CIF’ window 

 

 

Select the services you want to export 

 

Choose the location to save the .cif file 

 

Tick ‘Separate by Mode’ 

 

Click OK 

 

Again, look where you saved the .cif file, you will see that the file has been separated by mode (in brackets) if services from various travel modes were selected before exporting. 

 

Now these can be re-imported back into TRACC with the correct transport mode assigned to the services.

For the TRACC 1.3.4 release notes, click here.

To read Week 1 of our product tips, click here.

To read Week 3 of our product tips, click here.

Keziah is the Digital Marketing Executive at Basemap Ltd. She has almost 2 years experience in the digital realm after graduating from the University of Plymouth with a BA in Illustration and a MA in Publishing.