You can open the keyhole markup language (KML) file in Google Earth by double clicking on the file or go through Google Earth’s File menu.  


Google Earth’s Places browser shows the NetVIEW structure. Several layers are displayed. These include Junction, Tank, Reservoir, Pump, Valve, and Pipe layers. NetVIEW Pro also has contour and Annotation layers. Inside the system layers, the Places browser further categorizes layers by Active and Domain. If you chose to label the layer during the export process, an additional label item would show. You can turn any desired layer on or off by checking or unchecking the box next to the layer.  

You can navigate to any element (pipe, pump, valve, tank, reservoir or junction) by clicking on the ID in the Places browser. To display the information associated with an element, you can click it on the map. For pipes, you can click the symbol “i” in the middle of the pipe for pipe data. For further information on using Google Earth, you should refer to the Google Earth help.

The information associated with an element differs across elements. The information is classified as General Information (e.g., material, length, diameter, roughness) and Simulation Summary. Simulation Summary is further classified as Hydraulic Results (e.g., flow, velocity, headloss and headloss per 1000 for pipes) and Water Quality Results (e.g., water age). For an extended period simulation, run EPS. The Hydraulic Results and Water Quality results are shown for each time period (e.g., every hour) of the EPS. For junctions, fire flow simulation results (e.g., available flow, static pressure, residual pressure, fire flow demand) are also displayed if this information is available in InfoWater Pro.

The following is the export of fireflow contours from NetVIEW Pro. You first need to create the contour in InfoWater Pro, then select the corresponding contour layer in NetVIEW Pro before exporting. Once exported to Google Earth, you can visually see the colored contours with labels. By clicking on the contour item in the Places browser, you can find out the values of all of the contour levels. The contour levels can be turned on and off by checking or unchecking the box next to it.


In addition to contour, NetVIEW Pro gives you the flexibility of exporting annotation layers. Simply generate an annotation layer in InfoWater Pro, and then select the layer in NetVIEW Pro before exporting.