ASCII files are often used as (exchange) formats for tabular data. The GeoDMS uses the gdal.vect storagemanager to read and some GeoDMS StorageManagers to read and write ASCII files.

ASCII files are interpreted as UTF8 encoded, functions to translate UTF8 to other code tables are being developed.

The following types of ASCII files are supported:

  1. csv: (comma-separated values file)
  2. xml: these files can be read with the str-storagemanager and converted to meaningful arrays with the parse_xml function.