(external) sources, StorageManagers are used.
Since version 6.045 The GeoDMS includes the GDAL library as a StorageManager collection to read multiple (spatial) data formats. To write data to and for some specific read functions, a set of GeoDMS specific StorageManagers can be used.
It is advised to configure source data items in one source data container, these data items can be referred to from any other location in the configuration.
Data can also be explicitly exported with the GeoDMS GUI to Ascii Grid, Bitmap/Tiff of Ascii Table or Shape File format with the File > Export Primary Data menu options.
vector, grid and non spatial data
For spatial data a distinction is made in:
- Vector data: point, arc or polygon geometriy data for one-dimensional domains
- Grid data: attributes for two-dimensional domains