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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


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"

See Also

t.register, t.remove, t.info


Sören Gebbert, Thünen Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture

Source Code

Available at: t.create source code (history)

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