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Configure your data locations

The Google Earth Enterprise installation script prompts you to enter information about your system and then properly configures your primary asset root and source volume. After you install Google Earth Enterprise Fusion, use the geconfigureassetroot command to:

  • Add asset roots.

    If you use the About this Tutorial, Google recommends that you specify separate asset roots for each user’s tutorial data and a completely different asset root for your real working data. See Configure Tutorial Workspace to learn how to configure and select an asset root for the tutorial, as well as how to clean up tutorial files.

  • Identify source volumes.

    You must identify each directory that contains your source data files (or subdirectories of your source data files). Google Earth Enterprise Fusion is not able to read files located in other directories.

  • Modify the current volume.

    You can modify volume definitions when migrating from a single- to a multiple-workstation configuration or when modifying the local path of a network-mounted source volume (for example, when adding a larger drive for source data).

For more information on these commands, see geconfigureassetroot.


Do not modify the volume definition after you save data to that volume. Because the local name and the network path definitions are used by Google Earth Enterprise Fusion for resources, projects, and database definitions, any change to a volume definition invalidates the data already processed on that volume.

If you add multiple asset roots, you can use the geselectassetroot to specify the volume in which you want to work and to switch back and forth among the available asset roots, if desired. For more information on these commands, see geconfigureassetroot.