Application window Infrastructure

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Application window Infrastructure
This page refers to version 1.04 of railVIVID®.
Therefore the content is possibly outdated.
The current version is 1.1.

Application window 'Infrastructure...'


If a railML-file containing infrastructure data is opened, the menu item 'Infrastructure…' will be activated in the control window. By pressing the button 'Infrastructure…' the corresponding dialogue in the control window as well as the equivalent application window will open (see paragraph 'Menu bar item Infrastructure'.


Infrastructure view with drawing

The Infrastructure view in the application window is separated into two parts:


• The upper part consists of the topography or topology of the selected track or sequence of operational points.
• The lower part consists of the geographic view of all tracks or the selected track.


For more information about the selection of data and further functionalities, have a look at the section Menu bar item 'Infrastructure...'.


Topographic / topologic view


Rufzeichen.png Warning: This view will stay empty if no track-elements exist in the railML file or no element is selected in the control window. In order to create a topographic / topologic view at least two operational points or one track have zu be selected. Alternatively the user has the possibility to select a sequence of neighbouring operational points or tracks for this view (see also paragraph 'Selection of the displayed infrastructure area').



Topographic view


As long as existent in the railML file, various parameters of the track are displayed in diagrammed style:


Max speed       Shows the speed limit according to the direction in reference to the speedChange-elements.
Electrification Shows the voltage and frequency of all tracks in reference to the electrificationChange-elements.
Train protection Shows the type of train protection according to the direction in reference to the trainProtectionChange-elements.
Height Shows the scaled height values in reference to the geoCoord-elements.
Gradient Shows the scaled track gradient values in reference to the gradientChange-elements.
Radius Shows the scaled arc radius values in reference to the radiusChange-elements.


Birne.png Tip: The height values refer to measurement unit of your altitude reference.


The user is able to activate and deactivate all parameters in the control window. For more information about this topic have a look at the paragraph 'Selection of the displayed infrastructure area'.


Rufzeichen.png Warning: Height and gradient values refer to different elements in the railML file. Therefore it is possible that the curves do not match each other.



Topologic view


A line with thick dots shows the topology. The following information is selected and displayed in the given order:


• Name of the operational point

1. ocp/@name-attribute
2. otherwise ocp/@description-attribute

• Track chainage in reference to the crossSection/@absPos-attributes. If one operational point has two or more chainages (e.g. different tracks that end in this operational point) all values will be displayed.
• Company or country specific abbreviations for the operational point according to the selected database (register):

1. designator/@entry-attribute
2. otherwise ocp/@code-attribute
3. otherwise ocp/@abbreviation-attribute

Birne.png Tip: In order to change the displayed abbreviations of the operational points, change the applicable register first, as long as it exists in the railML file (see chapter 'Selection of the displayed infrastructure area').



General advices for both views


Birne.png Tip: If not all parts of the window are visible, use the scroll bar at the bottom or the right hand side of the page to view the desired parts.


Birne.png Tip: In order to gain an overview of the uploaded infrastructure data, use the scaling option in the control window (see chapter 'Selection of the displayed infrastructure area').


Birne.png Tip: In order to mirror the view of the displayed infrastructure horizontally, use the direction settings in the control window (see chapter 'Selection of the displayed infrastructure area').



Export of topographic / topologic view


With the help of a right-hand click in the window, it is possible to export the displayed view to other programmes. The following functions are offered for this:

• copy as KML...
• save as PNG...
• save as PDF...
• print...
• copy to clipboard

Furthermore the user has the possiblity to launch the listed export functions via the semitransparent button at the top right picture border (see illustration).

Context menu in infrastructure view



Geographic view



Infrastructure view with internet map

Rufzeichen.png Warning: This view will stay empty if no geographic coordinates are available in the geoCoord-elements.


The following coordinates-reference systems are supported:

• WGS 84 geographic 2D, registered as urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
• WGS 84 geographic 3D, registered as urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4979

Rufzeichen.png Warning: Coordinates in other coordinate systems are allowed in railML but are not supported by railVIVID! The transformation of coordinates will probably be supported in a future version of the programme.


The geographical view either shows an internet map or a plain drawing. In order to switch between those two, use the control window (see chapter 'Menu bar item 'Infrastructure...').


Track geography in the internet map


Infrastructure view with railML 3.0 MockUp data in an internet map

If an internet connection is available for the programme the map provider OpenSteetMap is opened via its API. The selected tracks or operational point sequences are presented in the foreground of the internet map. Available track elements are displayed as mark or little symbol. For the configuration of the display of track elements as mark or symbol see chapter 'Selection of the displayed infrastructure area'.


The following features are available for this map type:

• Colouring of track parts via the control window (see chapter 'Additive settings').
• Zooming via the zoom bar at the left side of the window.
• Shifting of the view via the arrow symbols in the top left corner of the view or with the mouse.
• Hiding of markers via opening the + symbol in the top right corner of the window and deactivating Markers.
• Hiding of tracks via opening the + symbol in the top right corner of the window and deactivating Polylines.


Track geography as simple drawing


If no internet connection is available for the programme or solely data shall be displayed, drawing shows the desired data. The following features are available for this map type:


• Colouring of track parts via the control window (see chapter 'Additive settings').
• Zooming via the mouse wheel.
• Shifting of the view via drag and drop with the mouse.
• Return to first screen via double click.


Markings in both geographic views


Information dialogues will pop up when moving the mouse over the map especially if passing markings with the following features:


• A symbol for the type of track element in the left hand of the information dialogue
• Geographic coordinates in reference to geoCoord-elements
• relative position in railML track in meters in reference to @pos-attribute
• traditional position in track (chainage) in meter in reference to @absPos-attribute
• Name according to @name-attribute
• Direction according to @dir-attribute
• Type of track element according to @type-attribute

The following markings are offered:

Marking Colour Symbol
Operational point grey
Abbildung 56 betriebsstelle.png
Level crossing red
Abbildung 57 bahnübergang.png
Signal black
Abbildung 58 signal.png
Tunel brown
Abbildung 59 tunnel.png
Marking colour Symbol
Platform edge blue
Abbildung 60 bahnsteigkante.png
Axis counter violet
Abbildung 61 achszähler.png
(Charge) borders yellow
Abbildung 62 tarifgrenze.png
Bridge olive green
Abbildung 63 bruecke.png


Export of the geographical view


With the help of a right-hand click in the window, it is possible to export the displayed view to other programmes. The following functions are offered for this:


copy to Clipboard
save as PNG...
save as PDF...
print...
save as KML...


A pop-up window will appear after selecting an option. This allows entering the scaling factor (see paragraph 'Export of topographic / topologic view'). This factor affects the image resolution indirectly. Please be aware that high factors result in large files, which can lead to a problem when saving.

Furthermore the user has the possiblity to launch the listed export functions via the semitransparent button at the top right picture border (see illustration).

800px|thumb|center|Context menu in infrastructure view