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t.create - Creates a space time dataset.


temporal, map management, create, time


t.create --help
t.create output=name [type=name] [temporaltype=name] semantictype=string title=string description=string [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]


Allow output files to overwrite existing files
Print usage summary
Verbose module output
Quiet module output
Force launching GUI dialog


output=name [required]
Name of the output space time dataset
Type of the output space time dataset
Options: strds, stvds, str3ds
Default: strds
The temporal type of the space time dataset
Options: absolute, relative
Default: absolute
semantictype=string [required]
Semantic type of the space time dataset
Options: min, max, sum, mean
Default: mean
title=string [required]
Title of the new space time dataset
description=string [required]
Description of the new space time dataset

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t.create is used to create space time datasets of type raster (STRDS), 3D raster (STR3DS) and vector (STVDS).

Space time datasets represent spatio-temporal fields in the temporal GRASS framework. They are designed to collect any amount of time stamped maps with time intervals and time instances. The temporal type of a space time dataset can be absolute (means with a fixed date) or relative (only sequential maps) and must be set during dataset creation along with the name and the description.

Time stamped maps can registered in and unregistered from space time datasets. The spatio-temporal extent as well as the metadata of a space time dataset is derived from its registered maps. Hence the metadata is dependent from the dataset type (raster, 3D raster, vector).


Absolute STRDS dataset

Create a raster space time datasets
t.create type=strds temporaltype=absolute \
         output=precipitation_monthly \
         title="Monthly precipitation" \
         description="Dataset with monthly precipitation"

Relative STVDS dataset

Create a vector space time datasets
t.create type=stvds temporaltype=relative \
         output=precipitation_monthly_30y \
         title="Monthly precipitation 30 years" \
         description="Test dataset with monthly average \
         precipitation in the last 30 year"


t.register, t.remove,


Sören Gebbert, Thünen Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture


Available at: t.create source code (history)

Latest change: Thursday Feb 03 11:10:06 2022 in commit: 547ff44e6aecfb4c9cbf6a4717fc14e521bec0be

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