Import

This document describes how to get spatial data into a PlexMap installation. The basic import workflow is to create and configure a Depot, and then call loadgeometries. So the Depot is configured once and can be updated easily whenever the data changes.

The following formats can be used:

SketchUp/KMZ

Set Loadtype to 3D-Meshes and Format to KMZ. See user_guide_import_kmz.

STL

Set Loadtype to 3D-Meshes and Format to STL.

Attribute Description
offset Coord triplet to add to all coordinates (optional)
prefix String to prefix IDs (optional)

Wavefront .Obj

Set Loadtype to 3D-Meshes and Format to Wavefront .Obj.

Attribute Description
up_axis The upwards pointing axis (default: z)
offset Coord triplet to add to all coordinates (optional)
prefix String to prefix IDs (optional)

ESRI Shapefile

Set Loadtype to 2D-Features and Format to ESRI Shapefile.

OpenStreetMap

Set Loadtype to 2D-Features and Format to Overpass API. The Projection must be set to 4326. The following format arguments can be used:

Attribute Description
query The Overpass API query, for example: (node["highway"="bus_stop"]({{bbox}}))

CityGML

Set Loadtype to 3D-Meshes. The following format arguments can be used:

Attribute Description
obj_type
Type of CityGML data to import. Possible values:
  • buildings (default)
  • buildingparts
  • generics
  • furniture
  • vegetation
  • terrain
  • bridges (requires at least CityGML 2.0)
  • all
offset Coord triplet to add to all coordinates (optional)
prefix String to prefix IDs (optional)

For details, see: user_guide_import.

WFS

The WFS format will import data from a remote WFS service. Set Loadtype to 2D-Features and enter the URL of the WFS service into the Input URIs field. The following format arguments can be used:

Attribute Description
type_name typeName used in the WFS query (mandatory)
version WFS version (default: 2.0.0)
use_bounds If this is true, limit WFS query to config bbox (default false)

WMS

The WMS format will import data from a remote WMS service. Set Loadtype to WMS and enter the URL of the WFS service into the Input URIs field. The following format arguments can be used:

Attribute Description
layers layers used in the WMS query (mandatory)
version WMS version (default: 1.1.0)
use_bounds If this is true, limit WFS query to config bbox (default false)

For details, see: user_guide_wms.

WMTS

The WMTS format will import data from a remote WMS service. Set Loadtype to WMTS and enter the URL of the WFS service into the Input URIs field. The following format arguments can be used:

Attribute Description
layers layers used in the WMS query (mandatory)
version WMTS version (default: 1.0.0)
tileset The MatrixTileSet in the WMTS URL

Analog zum WMS gibt es auch für den WMTS einen addwmts-Befehl, um den Import zu vereinfachen.