You have calculated stockpiles and now you want to export this information to use it in another application. Virtual Surveyor includes the Export Stockpiles tool which allows you to export your stockpile information in .csv and .shp format.

Export Stockpiles is available in the Stockpile group of the EXPORT tab and works only if at least one stockpile is enabled in the project.

Exporting stockpiles as .csv file

  • Check the stockpile items that you want to export in the project view.
  • Go to the EXPORT tab.
  • In the Stockpile group, select .csv in the Format dropdown menu.
  • Click Export Stockpiles.
  • Select the name and the location for your text file, for example stockpiles.csv.
  • Click Save.
  • Once completed you can open the file with the stockpile information in Notepad, Excel etc.

Hint! In order to work fast, you can select all items in your project. Items that don't contain a stockpile calculation will not be exported.

Export stockpiles to a .shp file

Use this procedure if you want to create a map with volume annotations in a software like QGIS.

  • This process works the same as Export Stockpiles to .csv mentioned above.
  • But in the Stockpile group, select .shp in the Format dropdown menu before clicking on Export Stockpiles.
  • This will export the outline of the pile with the stockpile information in the attribute table.

Tips and tricks

  • You can also copy the stockpile information to the clipboard if you have only one stockpile that you need to export. Use the clipboard iconin the top right corner of the Information box.
  •  It is also possible to export stockpiles as a PDF report.