# 19. GeoMesa Convert¶

GeoMesa Convert is a configurable and extensible library for converting data into GeoTools SimpleFeatures, which can then be written to GeoMesa. The convert library is the easiest way to ingest data into GeoMesa, and ships with the GeoMesa command-line tools. Data types are defined in the JSON-like HOCON format, which allows for ingesting a wide variety of data without any custom code.

Converter definitions are provided out-of-the-box for some common open-source data sets, including Twitter and GDELT; see Prepackaged Converter Definitions for details. In addition, common file formats such as GeoJSON, delimited text, or self-describing Avro can often be ingested without a converter. See ingest for details.