Format Examples

 

Example: Import an ESRI ADF File and Apply Style and Hillshading

In this example we import an ESRI ADF format file that provides a raster terrain elevation data set for the region near Yosemite National Park in the United States.   The data set imports as an image.  We then use Style to style the image and to provide hillshading.

Example: Import BIL and Combine 3 Bands

A very technical example in which we import a BIL file that produces three images, each using one band from the BIL.  We then create an image that uses the three bands for R, G and B.

Example: Import CSV and Create a Drawing

Import a CSV file by creating a New Data Source, copying and pasting the table conveyed by the CSV, prepping the table for use as a geocoded table and then creating a drawing.  

Example: Import CTG Grid Cell File and Style

A companion topic to the Example: Import GIRAS vector LULC File and Style topic.  We import a CTG LULC Grid Cell file containing raster data showing land use and land cover and then we use Style to provide a more understandable display.

Example: Import DDF SDTS DEM Raster File

We import a raster data terrain elevation surface from USGS SDTS format using DDF files.

Example: Import DDF SDTS DLG Vector File

We import a vector data roads drawing from USGS SDTS format using DDF files.   We use the Select panel to quickly reduce the data to line objects only, excluding points and area objects.

Example: Import E00 and Rearrange

An intricate example showing how to use Manifold tools to adapt legacy data imported from E00 format into useful, modern form.

Example: Import or Link ECW

Step by step examples showing how to link an image from an ECW file into a project and also how to import an image from an ECW file into a project.

Example: Import GeoJSON / JSON File

Import vector footprints for all buildings in the District of Columbia, using a GeoJSON file published as open data by Microsoft.

Example: Import GIRAS vector LULC File and Style

A companion topic to the Example: Import CTG Grid Cell File and Style topic.   We import a USGS land use file in GIRAS vector format and then we use Style to provide a more understandable display.

Example: Import GML / OS Open Map Local

Import an Ordnance Survey, UK, vector map in GML format from the OS Open Map - Local series.

Example: Link GPKG and Save Style

A companion topic to the GPKG topic.   How to link a GPKG, open a drawing, Style it and then save so the styling is retained within the GPKG file.

Example: Import KML with GroundOverlay Image

KML files can contain GroundOverlay references to images that are stored in other files and which are intended to be used as part of the KML.  Manifold will automatically import GroundOverlay images that are stored on the local machine or which are accessible through local network references as part of the KML import.  

Example: Import Multiple MapInfo TAB Images

MapInfo TAB format can store images as well as vector drawings.  This example shows how multiple images at the same time can be imported from TAB format.

Example: Link NLCD using Scan Raw Binary File

Use the Scan Raw Binary File tool to scan and to prepare a configuration file, which we use to link an NLCD raw binary file providing land cover data for Delaware as a raster image.   We use a standard palette to color the land cover data and then we assign a projection to the newly imported image so it can be used as a correctly georegistered layer in maps.

Example: Import ERDAS GIS with GDAL and Assign Coordinate System

A multistep example that covers import of an unwieldy format using GDAL, followed by use of Assign Initial Coordinate System and Repair Initial Coordinate System to deal quickly with real-life complications.