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Raw Data Layers

A Raw layer is a traditional GIS data layer - a set of geo-referenced geometry without any higher-level knowledge of the what the geometry represents.  This is useful for types of abstract data which do not have a real existence in the world, such as administrative borders, general reference points, and so on.

The layers are called "Raw" because in the VTP philosphy, they are temporary raw data, before being converted or "cooked" into more meaningful information.  For example, 2D point data which represents the location of trees, is cooked from points (a Raw layer) into actual trees (a Vegetation layer).

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