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t.rast.import(1grass) GRASS GIS User's Manual t.rast.import(1grass)


t.rast.import - Imports space time raster dataset.


temporal, import, raster, time, create location


t.rast.import --help
t.rast.import [-rleoc] input=name output=name [basename=string] directory=name [title=string] [description=string] [location=string] [memory=memory in MB] [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]


Set the current region from the last map that was imported

Link the raster files using r.external

Extend location extents based on new dataset

Override projection check (use current location’s projection)
Assume that the dataset has same projection as the current location

Create the location specified by the "location" parameter and exit. Do not import the space time raster datasets.

Allow output files to overwrite existing files

Print usage summary

Verbose module output

Quiet module output

Force launching GUI dialog


Name of input file

Name of the output space time raster dataset

Basename of the new generated output maps
A numerical suffix separated by an underscore will be attached to create a unique identifier

Path to the extraction directory
Default: /tmp

Title of the new space time dataset

Description of the new space time dataset

Create a new location and import the data into it. Do not run this module in parallel or interrupt it when a new location should be created

Maximum memory to be used (in MB)
Cache size for raster rows
Default: 300


t.rast.import imports a space time raster dataset archive that was exported with t.rast.export.


Optionally a base map name can be provided to avoid that existing raster maps are overwritten by the map names that are used in the STRDS archive.

The directory is used as work directory in case of import but can also be used as a data directory when using GeoTIFF for the data exchange.


The North Carolina space time dataset contains a data package called lst_daily.tar.bzip2 with daily data from MODIS LST. Import it by running:

t.rast.import input=lst_daily.tar.bzip2 output=lst_daily \

basename=lst directory=/tmp


t.rast.export, t.create,,, r.unpack, t.vect.import


Sören Gebbert, Thünen Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture


Available at: t.rast.import source code (history)

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