Assume that you need to serve a data set of 30 GeoTIFF files in a folder - 10GB in total. Each file in the data set is part of a larger area. The files do not have overview levels.

Creating the LuciadFusion coverage

To create a LuciadFusion coverage, you use the Data Connectivity Manager (DCM). In short, you need to:

  1. Make sure that the LuciadFusion Server is running.

  2. Start the Data Connectivity Manager and connect to the default tile store.

  3. Click the Open icon in the Data Importer tab, and point to the folder with the .tif files.

  4. Use the top right button in that tab to create a new coverage.

  5. Go back to the Tile Store Manager tab and select the new coverage. It is marked in green.

  6. Optionally, edit the proposed default values in the Metadata Editor tab.

    You may want to edit the automatically generated ID in the ID field to something more meaningful, as you will have to remember it later on.

  7. In the Tile Store Manager tab, click Commit, and then Start Jobs, and wait for completion.

For complete instructions, see the Data Connectivity Manager user’s guide.

Publishing the coverage from LuciadFusion Studio

You have now converted the GeoTIFF data into a LuciadFusion coverage. The next step is to get that coverage into LuciadFusion Studio. By default, LuciadFusion Studio contains a data root that points to the default location of the coverages, namely samples/resources/Data/LuciadFusion/Coverages. This means that LuciadFusion Studio will discover your new coverage, and display it under the Data tab.

If it has not discovered the coverage yet, you can manually trigger the crawling job for the coverage data location by pressing its Run icon in the Jobs tab.

Now preview or publish this coverage as you would for any other data set.