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In order to publish your own toppings, you have to create and test them locally. In the future, tools should also take over some work steps (such as the export of the layertree and layer configurations). Until then, the following points are to be carried out, as in the example of the INTERLIS model Nutzungsplan of Lucerne.

Realization of toppings for Nutzungsplanung_V310

The following topping files will be created or adapted:

  • ilidata.xml (will be adjusted manually)
  • Metaconfiguration file (will be created manually)
  • Layer configurations qml files (will be generated with QGIS)
  • Layer display order and legend yaml file (will be created manually)
  • ili2db meta attribute file required for project creation toml / ini file (created manually)

1. Preparation

It is recommended to place the files in one directory and name the following subdirectories:

.
├── ilidata.xml
├── projecttopping
├── metaconfig
├── layerstyle
├── layerdefinition
├── referencedata
├── sql
└── metaattributes

Local project generation

Configure your folder as a custom model directory. ilidata.xml and ilimodels.xml are searched and parsed in it.

localrepo

In order to test the INTERLIS models locally, they should also be placed in the local folder:

.
├── additional_local_ini_files
│   ├── CHBase_Part1_GEOMETRY_20110830.ili
│   ├── CHBase_Part2_LOCALISATION_20110830.ili
│   ├── CHBase_Part3_CATALOGUEOBJECTS_20110830.ili
│   ├── CHBase_Part4_ADMINISTRATIVEUNITS_20110830.ili
│   ├── CoordSys-20151124.ili
│   ├── Nutzungsplanung_V310.ili
│   └── Units-20120220.ili

Now you can already generate the project locally: raw_import

Or with a ili2db metaattribute toml/ini file.

raw_import_toml

The metaatribute toml / ini file was created for the Nutzungsplan project. This file is specified in the Model Baker under "Advanced Options" and "Extra Meta Attribute File" and will also be included via the UsabILIty Hub in the following steps:

toml_config

Project Configuration in QGIS

In the created project, styles, forms, layer structures, etc. can now be configured in order to use this data as a source for the creation of the topping files.

If an implementation of this project already exists, this information can also be taken from it.

original_project

2. Creating Toppingfiles

Layer style (qml Files)

From the QGIS project, with already defined layer properties, first the qml files are saved.

Layer properties > Style > Save layer style

save_qml

(or Right-click on the layer > Export > Save as QGIS Layer Style File...)

In this example the qml files were named as the layers are called with prefix "lu_".


Problem with forms in case of the original Nutzungsplanung_V310 project

The original project does not contain the same layer names as the newly generated project. This may be the case because it was created with an old Model Baker version or because the layers were renamed later. In the case of the form configurations, references were thus made to layers that no longer exist. If this configuration is now loaded via a qml file, QGIS notices and loads the required layer based on this information. And this leads to multiple layers being loaded into the project.

To prevent this, it is recommended to load the qml files into the locally generated (new) project as a test. If this (or other) problem occurs, only single categories from the original project can be used. In the case of Nutzungsplanung_V310 the category "Forms" for certain layers was not taken from the original project, but in the layer of the locally generated project (which corresponds to the original layer except for the form configuration), the forms were configured manually, and the style was saved again as qml file.


Project topping (yaml File)

In a yaml file the project information like the layer display order and the legend tree structure is defined. As well the QML files can be linked here.

Under main entry layertree the legend tree structure is defined and under layerorder the display order.

So the content of a yaml file can look like this:

layertree:
  - "Geometrie-Layer":
      group: true
      expanded: true
      child-nodes:
        - "Punkt":
            featurecount: true
        - "Fläche":
        - "Linie":
            checked: true
  - "Informationen":
      group: true
      checked: true
      child-nodes:
        - "Unterhalt":
        - "Deponietypen":

layerorder:
  - "Punkt"
  - "Linie"
  - "Fläche"

For this, the correct indentation and structure of YAML must be observed.

Definition possibilities are: - Layer/group visible or not: checked: true, if not: checked: false. - Legend entry is considered as a group, i.e. it has other entries (child-nodes): group: true. - Legend entries in the group are listed under child-nodes. - Lower legend entries (children or symbolization categories) visible/expanded are: expanded: true. - Visibility of layers in a group are mutually exclusive mutually-exclusive: true (that means only one child is visible at a time) - The number of features within a layer can be displayed with:featurecount: true.

Each entry can have additional child-nodes, so the layertree can have any number of layers.

legend_entry

  - "SEMP_NP_PUNKTE":
      group: true
      checked: true
      expanded: true
      child-nodes:
        - "BZR_Verweis_Pos":
            checked: true
            qmlstylefile: "ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_bzr_verweis_pos"
        - "Beschriftung_Pos":
            checked: true
            qmlstylefile: "ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_beschriftung_pos"
        - "Bemassung (BemassungPos)":
            checked: true
            featurecount: true
            qmlstylefile: "ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_bemassung_pos"
        - "Ueberlagerung_Punkte":
            checked: true
            expanded: true
            qmlstylefile: "ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_ueberlagerung_punkte"

The qml layer style toppings can be linked with qmlstylefiles and the qlr with definitionfile.

Metaattribute File for ili2db (toml / ini File)

Also the toml / ini file can be used as topping. This is written in INI format and already exists for the Nutzungsplanung_V310:

Content of Nutzungsplanung_V310.toml:

["Nutzungsplanung_V310.MultiPoint"]
ili2db.mapping=MultiPoint

["Nutzungsplanung_V310.MultiSurface"]
ili2db.mapping=MultiSurface

Transfer files (e.g. Catalogs) (xtf/xml/itf Files)

Transfer files such as catalogs can also be used as toppings. In the project Nutzungsplanung_V310, however, none were specified.

For information and examples about the referencing of those files see in the Model Baker Integration

3. Storage and Indexing of the Toppings

Storage

The topping files can now be stored in the folders intended for them:

.
├── projecttopping
│   ├── layertree_Nutzungsplanung_V310.yaml
├── metaconfig
│   ├── lu_nutzungsplanung_v310.ini
├── layerstyle
│   ├── lu_baulinien.qml
│   ├── lu_bemassung_geometrie.qml
│   ├── lu_bemassung_hlinie.qml
│   ├── lu_bemassung_pos.qml
│   ├── lu_beschriftung_pos.qml
│   ├── lu_beschriftung_text.qml
│   ├── lu_bzr_verweis_pos.qml
│   ├── lu_grundnutzung.qml
│   ├── lu_ueberlagerung_flaechen.qml
│   ├── lu_ueberlagerung_linien.qml
│   ├── lu_ueberlagerung_punkte.qml
└── metaattributes
    ├── Nutzungsplanung_V310.toml

Indexing in the ilidata.xml

The ilidata.xml is the "register" over which the topping files are found.

For the structure of the file based on the DatasetIdx16 see the Technical Concept.

Basically, a repository-wide unique id must be assigned. It does not have to be descriptive for the content. Further the type of the topping must be entered in the categories, as well as the relative path to the file concerned.

So the entry for the topping file "layerstyle/lu_grundnutzung.qml" of the type "layerstyle" with the id "ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_grundnutzung" would be the following:

      <DatasetIdx16.DataIndex.DatasetMetadata TID="3dcc47e5-1dd5-4f05-9fc8-756125705a2c">
        <id>ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_grundnutzung</id>
        <version>2021-01-20</version>
        <owner>mailto:zsanett@opengis.ch</owner>
        <categories>
          <DatasetIdx16.Code_>
            <value>http://codes.interlis.ch/type/layerstyle</value>
          </DatasetIdx16.Code_>
        </categories>
        <files>
          <DatasetIdx16.DataFile>
            <fileFormat>text/plain</fileFormat>
            <file>
              <DatasetIdx16.File>
                <path>layerstyle/lu_grundnutzung.qml</path>
              </DatasetIdx16.File>
            </file>
          </DatasetIdx16.DataFile>
        </files>
      </DatasetIdx16.DataIndex.DatasetMetadata>

4. The metaconfiguration (ini file)

The metaconfiguration is the file that holds everything together. Find more information in the Technical Concept.

For the implementation of Nutzungsplanung_V310, the topping files created in the previous steps must now be linked in the metaconfiguration file via their Id assigned in ilidata.xml.

[CONFIGURATION]
qgis.modelbaker.projecttopping=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.layertree_Nutzungsplanung_V310

[ch.ehi.ili2db]
iliMetaAttrs=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.npluzern_toml

There is an deprecated way of assigning the qml layer style toppings to the correct names of the corresponding layers. Better practice is to add them in the layertree of the project topping file (yaml).

[qgis.modelbaker.qml]
"BZR_Verweis_Pos"=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_bzr_verweis_pos
"Beschriftung_Pos"=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_beschriftung_pos
"Bemassung (BemassungPos)"=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_bemassung_pos
"Ueberlagerung_Punkte"=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_ueberlagerung_punkte
"Bemassung_HLinie"=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_bemassung_hlinie
"Baulinien"=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_baulinien
"Ueberlagerung_Linien"=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_ueberlagerung_linien
"Grundnutzung"=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_grundnutzung
"Bemassung (Geometrie)"=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_bemassung_geometrie
"Ueberlagerung_Flaechen"=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_ueberlagerung_flaechen
"Beschriftung_Text"=ilidata:ch.lu.topping.Nutzungsplanung_V310_beschriftung_text

Indexing in the ilidata.xml

Also the metaconfiguration file must be entered in ilidata.xml. Only then it can be found by tools like Model Baker.

Basically exactly the same as a topping file. A repository-spanning unique Id, the type in the categories as well as the relative path to the file.

      <DatasetIdx16.DataIndex.DatasetMetadata TID="a2acb2f5-38bd-4d1a-8af0-c2463dcb5b66">
        <id>ch.opengis.ili.config.Nutzungsplanung_V310</id>
        <version>2021-03-12</version>
        <owner>mailto:zsanett@opengis.ch</owner>
        <categories>
          <DatasetIdx16.Code_>
            <value>http://codes.interlis.ch/type/metaconfig</value>
          </DatasetIdx16.Code_>
        </categories>
        <files>
          <DatasetIdx16.DataFile>
            <fileFormat>text/plain</fileFormat>
            <file>
              <DatasetIdx16.File>
                <path>metaconfig/lu_nutzungsplanung_v310.ini</path>
              </DatasetIdx16.File>
            </file>
          </DatasetIdx16.DataFile>
        </files>
      </DatasetIdx16.DataIndex.DatasetMetadata>

To find this metaconfiguration file according to the model name (here Nutzungsplanung_V310) this must also be entered in the categories. Additionally, it needs a title so that it can be recognized in the GUI of the Model Baker. The shortDescription is optional and serves to further describe the content of the metaconfiguration.

This is how the entry finally looks like:

      <DatasetIdx16.DataIndex.DatasetMetadata TID="a2acb2f5-38bd-4d1a-8af0-c2463dcb5b66">
        <id>ch.opengis.ili.config.Nutzungsplanung_V310</id>
        <version>2021-03-12</version>
        <owner>mailto:zsanett@opengis.ch</owner>
        <title>
          <DatasetIdx16.MultilingualText>
            <LocalisedText>
              <DatasetIdx16.LocalisedText>
                <Language>de</Language>
                <Text>Styling und Tree für PostgreSQL Projekt für den Kanton Luzern (lu.ch)</Text>
              </DatasetIdx16.LocalisedText>
            </LocalisedText>
          </DatasetIdx16.MultilingualText>
        </title>
        <shortDescription>
          <DatasetIdx16.MultilingualMText>
            <LocalisedText>
              <DatasetIdx16.LocalisedMText>
                <Language>de</Language>
                <Text>Die Metakonfiguration für ein PostgreSQL Projekt generiert mit dem Model Nutzungsplan_V310 enthält Links zu Layertree Struktur, TOML und QML Files.</Text>
              </DatasetIdx16.LocalisedMText>
            </LocalisedText>
          </DatasetIdx16.MultilingualMText>
        </shortDescription>
        <categories>
          <DatasetIdx16.Code_>
            <value>http://codes.interlis.ch/model/Nutzungsplanung_V310</value>
          </DatasetIdx16.Code_>
          <DatasetIdx16.Code_>
            <value>http://codes.interlis.ch/type/metaconfig</value>
          </DatasetIdx16.Code_>
        </categories>
        <files>
          <DatasetIdx16.DataFile>
            <fileFormat>text/plain</fileFormat>
            <file>
              <DatasetIdx16.File>
                <path>metaconfig/lu_nutzungsplanung_v310.ini</path>
              </DatasetIdx16.File>
            </file>
          </DatasetIdx16.DataFile>
        </files>
      </DatasetIdx16.DataIndex.DatasetMetadata>