Geo Data

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After reading this page:

  • you've learned what Geo data is.
  • you've learned how Geo data relate to the Tygron Platform.
  • you've learned how to import and export Geo data.


What is Geo data

Geographical data or geo data is data which have a location component. Almost all data is linked to a location or a place and are, therefore, geo data. Geo data can be, for example, a paper map, a digital web map or just a simple text file with coordinates. Geo datasets is either vector data (that is, features which are points, lines or polygons) or raster data (that is, data in grid cells). The features in vector data can have multiple attributes with values. Raster data mostly consist of a value and a color.

How do Geo datasets relate to the Tygron Platform

Tygron Platform loading screen showing several of the data connections

The Tygron Platform uses Geo data (vector and raster data) for creating the 3D-model world. For this, the Tygron Platform automatically connects to (Open) Datasets, based on the availability of the data for the chosen location of the project. For example the Base Registers in the Netherlands and Open Street Maps worldwide. A principle that generally applies: if your 3D World lacks certain information, then it is not available in the used datasets.
For more information on which data is used for your generating your project, see the project sources page. To add missing Geo data you can add additional Geo data manually (see below for options).

When to use your own data

  • The project takes place in a location for which there are no data sources available to create the project
  • The default data sources are not accurate or up-to-date enough
  • The default datasets are not detailed enough
  • To do a more extended analysis in the Tygron Platform
  • To use in combination with an Excel Indicator or Panel
  • For creating more overview in your project, for example by highlighting areas

In these situations, it might be useful to overwrite or import data.

See also

View Geo data

To show Geo data in other software, such as a GIS, the Overlays can be obtained through a WMS URL. See the WMS page for more information and steps.