Allow for shapefile data to be merged into a single reference space

Created on Friday 18 December 2020, 12:36

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  • ID
    583562
  • Status
    Open
  • Priority
    Medium
  • Type
    Programming work
  • Assigned to
    Paul Hoekman
  • Subscribers
    Nicole
    Paul Hoekman

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Description

There are two situations in which this makes sense.


There are no real 'reference spaces' in the shapefile


All we really care about is capturing the polygons/lines/points in the shapefile. They are no reference spaces in the traditional sense. For instance, a shapefile with "tree cover in city A" that contains ALL trees as individual points/polygons really doesn't warrant becoming different reference spaces. Another example is this very very detailed map of the port in Barcelona, which contains waaaay too many details to be relevant (e.g. all traffic lights), leading to 50k reference spaces. We can just merge it all into a single referencespace ('the port') instead.


Shapefile really only covers a single reference space


An interesting example came up with the shapefile of Lausanne showing that the city consists of two separate spaces. However, this is a single city, so we need to convert this into a single reference space.




I envision we should have an option when starting to process shapefiles, where you can select: this is a SINGLE reference space or these are MULTIPLE reference spaces.

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