Raw Data Section

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This section is used to add data files to the dataset being created.

Clicking the “Add” button in the “Raw data” section opens a file selection dialog where one or several files can be opened. A complete list of supported file formats for the different types of datasets if given in section Fehler: Referenz nicht gefunden.

A file can also be removed again by selecting it and clicking the “Remove” button.

To remove all files at once, the “Clear” button can be pressed.

If a file without information about the projection reference system is added, a dialog opens where the projection system can be chosen.

If several files are added at once, the “apply to all unreferenced datasets” checkbox can be used to set the selected projection system for all files.

All files used to generate a dataset must have the same projection system.

If the desired projection system cannot be found in the list, the user can add a custom projection system. The "Add" button will allow the user to specify an ESRI PRJ file. If the PRJ file is loaded correctly, the projection system dialog will close automatically and the custom projection system will be added temporarily as "custom: <NAME>" in the list so it can be used again for the next data file.

NOTE: The easiest and fastest way to import data is to use Erdas Imagine (*.img) or GeoTIFF (*.tif) files which were stored in the WGS84 projection system. Clearly, using files with stored projection system information simplifies the data import greatly. Furthermore, the projection system used by TerrainView-Globe™ is WGS84, so no work has to be done translating the data into the internal projection system.