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Import pre-processed data

You can import pre-processed data into Fusion. The data comes in folders that have Fusion-specific extension names. For example, raster data is inside a pair of Imagery and Terrain folders that have the same file name with different extensions. Vector data is in a single folder with a .kvp extension. There is a diferent Fusion import command or command option for each extension. The extensions and their import commands are described below:

File Extension Data Types Import Command
.kip Imagery genewimageryresource
.ktp Terrain genewterrainresource
.kvp Vector genewvectorresource
.kmp Mask --havemask command option Use the --nomask option to import files without a mask.

To import pre-processed data to Fusion:

  1. Copy the data to an appropriate directory on your Fusion machine. For example, for imagery: /gevol/src/imagery/...

  2. Verify that read and execute permissions are set on the folder and subfiles so that the Fusion user (gefusionuser by default) can access and read the files.

  3. Open a terminal window on your processing machine, then change directory to your asset root:

    cd /gevol/assets

  4. Use the appropriate command for the type of data you have: imagery, terrain, or vector. Your command must contain either the --havemask or --nomask option. To import imagery that includes pre-processed mask files, use -havemask. If your raster data does not have a mask, use -nomask. For example, the NASA Blue Marble imagery does not have a mask. If you import it without using -nomask, it displays a black line and circular gaps at each pole because the map edges are masked and the center of the earth is exposed.

    Commands are in the format:

    [commandname] [options] [--meta <key>=<value>]... -o <assetname> { --filelist <file> | <sourcefile> ...}

    For all genew{imagery,terrain,vector}resource tools, the output path (-o path) must be relative to the asset root directory.

    You can specify source file names on the command line or in a file list. To view supported command options, enter [commandname] --help | -?

    genew Commands
    File Type Command Example
    .kip (Imagery) genewimageryresource --provider <PROVIDER_KEY> --havemask -o path/to/resource/directory/resourcename /path/to/imagery.kip To add files named SanFrancisco.kip and SanFrancisco.kmp to the /gevol/assets/imagery/noam/usa/ca/SanFrancisco directory: genewimageryresource --havemask -o imagery/noam/usa/ca/SanFrancisco /gevol/src/imagery/noam/usa/ca/SanFrancisco.kip
    .ktp (Terrain) genewterrainresource --provider <PROVIDER_KEY> --havemask -o path/to/resource/directory/resourcename /path/to/terrain.ktp To add files named GTOPO30.ktp and GTOPO30.kmp to the /gevol/assets/terrain/world/ directory: genewterrainresource --havemask -o terrain/world/GTOPO30 /gevol/src/terrain/world/GTOPO30.ktp
    .kvp (Vector) genewvectorresource --provider <PROVIDER_KEY> --encoding <ENCODING_SCHEME> -o path/to/resource/directory/resourcename /path/to/vector.kvp To add a file named income.kvp to the /gevol/assets/vector/noam/usa/demographic/ directory: genewvectorresource -o vector/noam/usa/demographic/income /gevol/src/vector/processed/noncommercial/nationalatlas/income.kvp
  5. Use the gebuild command to build the asset:

    gebuild path/to/resource/directory/resourcename