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How to create a Transect Report (from the Dashboard)

This short video and tutorial will walk you through how to create or upload your project and create a Transect Report.

There are two ways to create a Transect Report:

  1. Create a new Transect Report using the Polygon, Line, or Parcel Tool

  2. Create a new Transect Report by Uploading a KML or Shapefile

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Create a new Transect Report using the Polygon, Line, or Parcel Tool

  1. Log into Transect at app.transect.com
  2. At the top of the Dashboard, click on Projects
  3. Click the Create Project button
  4. Fill out project name and tracking number (if applicable)
  5. Pan the map or use the Address Search tool to find the approximate location of your project
  6. To use the Polygon or Line tool, choose one and use use your mouse to draw the project are in the map. Double click to complete the drawing.
  7. To create a project using a KML or a KMZ, select Upload, browse to the location your file is saved, and click Open.
  8. To create a project using Parcels, click Show Parcels, select the parcel you want to use, the click Use This For Project. Note that only one parcel can be selected using this tool.
  9. To clear any of your shapes or parcels, select the Clear button.
  10. Once you are done with your drawing, click Save Geometry to proceed to the context questions.
  11. Answer the context questions to help tailor your report results
  12. To complete your order, select Order Report Now and continue through the prompts.

Create a new Transect Report by Uploading a KML or Shapefile

  1. Log into Transect at app.transect.com
  2. At the top of the Dashboard, click on Projects
  3. Click the Create Project button
  4. Fill out project name and tracking number (if applicable)
  5. Click the Upload button in the Map Toolbar and browse to your project file, or drag a KML or zipped shapefile file from your desktop or another folder into the Upload area
  6. Once the file upload is complete, your project boundary should appear on the map. If any errors occur, they should be outlined for you.
  7. Click Save Geometry to proceed to the context questions.
  8. Answer the context questions to help tailor your report results
  9. To complete your order, select Order Report Now and continue through the prompts.

If you have any issues at all uploading a project or creating a report, contact us using our help widget or at support@transect.com.

How to overcome common upload problems

Currently Supported File Formats

KML, KMZ, and SHP files.

Note: All Shapefiles (SHP) must be imported with the projection set to WGS84 / SRID 4326.