Qimera Project Structure
Top Level Layout
When you create a project, the project is actually a folder containing a specific set of sub-folders that will be the target of some data generated by or exported from Qimera. If you load an existing QINSy project, Qimera will add any additional folders that it needs. The top level also contains the qpsproject.xml file which contains all of the information required to persist key data within your project.
This folder contains all of the QPD files created by Qimera, or copied into Qimera during a QINSy project data import operation. The QPDs are grouped into sub-folders by vessel name. In the case of using Processed Point Files they are grouped in a sub-folder labeled PointFiles.
This folder is the default location for any export operations that Qimera performs. Examples are ASCII navigation exports, GSF exports, etc. Feel free to move or delete files in this folder.
This folder contains the project thumbnail image. The filename is always project-thumbnail.png. Deleting this file will remove it's ability to show up in the Welcome screen but will be re-created the next time you open the project.
This folder contains any Dynamic Surface objects. Each surface has it's own sub-folder containing all the surface components. The .grd file contains the primary bathymetric information. The .grdl file is the cast shadow illumination file. The .grdx file contains the CUBE data. The .sd file is the Fledermaus visual object for a surface. The .xml file contains the internal surface metadata.
This folder contains the job-activity.log file which is a copy of the information that appears in the Job Activity Window. It also contains a sub-folder of the Process History XML files which contains the process-history.xml file and the WorkFlowNNN files that are used to show processing metadata information in the Process History window.
This folder contains all of the metadata information stripped from the imported files. See the section on Metadata Extraction for more information. The contents of this folder are described below:
- Trackline (.sd)
- Sensor and System Setup (.vessel)
- Squat Table (.squat)
Processing Control Files
- File Index (.fmi)
- Processing Dirty Flags (.hints_v1)
- Processing Settings (.procsettings)
- Echosounder Settings (.echo)
- Prioritized Time Series Solutions (.sol)
- Bathymetric Histogram (.histo_relative)
Time Series Data
- Position (.position_##)
- Position Standard Deviation (.positionsd_##)
- Motion (.motion_##)
- Motion Standard Deviation (.motionsd_##)
- Heading (.heading_##)
- Heading Standard Deviation (.headingsd_##)
- Height (.height_##)
- Height Standard Deviation (.heightsd_##)
- Surface Sound Speed (.soundspeed_##)
- Pressure (.pressure_##)
- Depth (.depth_##)
- Tide (.tide_##)
- Dynamic Squat (.squat_##)
- SVP (.bsvp)
Processed Point Files
- Metadata collected from the processed point file (.xml)
- Center line (.sd)
- Offsets for each sounding needed for specific formats (.unload)
This folder contains any Fledermaus SD layers that are create through an import or export process as well as any Static Surface SD objects.
This folder contains the unique SVPs imported into Qimera or stripped from raw sonar files by the Metadata Extraction process. The SVPs are grouped into sub-folders by vessel name. Each vessel folder also contains a svp.schedule file that contains the extraction SVP intended scheduling from the raw sonar files.
- Main patch test file (.patchtest)
- Patch test report (.pdf)
- Main wobble test file (.wobbletest)
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