2.4. Administrator interface

2.4.1. Home page

After login to administrative interface the user is taken to the home page shown on Pic. 2.2..

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Pic. 2.2. Administrator interface home page.

The numbers indicate: 1 - main menu; 2 - “Change the language” button; 3 – main resource group description; 4 - child resources; 5 - user permissions for main resource group; 6 - types of items that could be added to the main resource group; 7 - actions that could be performed with main resource group.

Home page includes a main menu pane, (see item 1 in Pic. 2.2.) which has the following links (see Pic. 2.3.):

  • Resources
  • Control Panel
  • Help
  • Account
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Pic. 2.3. Main menu.

Description pane (see item 3 in Pic. 2.2.) displays root group description (if available).

Child resources pane (see item 4 in Pic. 2.2.) contains a list of all resources placed in a root group. Pane displays information about display name, owner and contains an edit resource button.

User permissions pane (see item 5 in Pic. 2.2.) displays list of permissions the current user granted for the root group. Green and red marks indicate that user has/don’t have corresponding permission.

  • A - allow
  • D - deny
  • M - mask (indirectly deny)
  • E - empty (actually deny)

Possible permissions are the following:

  • All
  • Read
  • View permissions
  • Create
  • Edit
  • Manage permissions
  • Delete

Actions pane (see items 6 and 7 in Pic. 2.2.) contains tools for adding data and executing operations with root group.

In current version it is possible to add the following types of data (see item 6 in Pic. 2.2.):

  • Basemap
  • Lookup table
  • PostGIS connection
  • PostGIS layer
  • Raster layer
  • Resource group
  • Vector layer
  • Web Map
  • WMS connection
  • WMS layer
  • WMS service

Possible operations are (see item 7 in Pic. 2.2.):

  • Delete
  • Update

2.4.2. Control panel

NextGIS Web Control panel is available through the main menu (see item 1 in Pic. 2.2.), where you need to select “Control panel” (see Pic. 2.3.). It is presented on Pic. 2.4..

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Pic. 2.4. Control panel.

Control panel allows to execute the following actions:

  • View user groups and user list
  • Create user groups and users
  • Grant permissions to resource groups and web maps
  • Set Web GIS name
  • Input a list of possible sources for cross-origin resource sharing (CORS)

For more information about creation of user groups and users and granting permissions see topic Administrative tasks.

2.4.3. Resource view

After login to administrative interface the user is taken to home page shown on Pic. 2.5..

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Pic. 2.5. Resource groups.

The content of resource group is displayed after a click on resource name in a child resources pane of main resource group (see item 4 in Pic. 2.2.). On resource group page there is a pane with a list of resources in root group and user permissions pane. Layer properties are displayed after a click on a name of a layer in child resources pane. E.g. user can click on a resource of type vector layer.

After a click on layer in child resources pane user is taken to a vector layer properties and attributes page (see Pic. 2.6.).

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Pic. 2.6. Vector layer parameters.

2.4.4. Feature table

To view feature table after login navigate to a child resource group (see item 4 in Pic. 2.2.), where would be displayed resource types. Then select from child resources a resource with type vector layer and press the “Table” icon opposite the resource or select an action for a vector layer called “Feature table” in actions pane (see Pic. 2.7.).

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Pic. 2.7. Choice of feature table.

Feature table allows to perform the following operations with a selected record (see Pic. 2.8.):

  1. Open
  2. Edit
  3. Delete
  4. Use Search Box
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Pic. 2.8. Actions for the selected record in feature table.

There is another way to open Feature table. In the adminitrative interface navigate to a child resource group where would be displayed resource types and select a resource with a type web map. In actions pane click a web map action called Display (see Pic. 2.9.):

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Pic. 2.9. “Display” web map action.

A web map will be opened with a layer tree (left) and a map (right). To view a feature table select required layer in layer tree and then select “Feature table” command in Layer drop down menu at the top of layer tree Pic. 2.10.:

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Pic. 2.10. Map and layer tree.

A table will be displayed in a new tab. Table allows to perform the following operations with a selected record Pic. 2.11.:

  1. Open
  2. Edit
  3. Delete
  4. Go to (after a click the selected feature will be displayed on the map)
  5. Use Search Box
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Pic. 2.11. Actions for the selected record in feature table.

2.4.5. Update resource

To edit a resource after login navigate to a child resource group (see item 4 in Pic. 2.2.), where would be displayed resource types. Then select from child resources a resource with type vector layer and press the “Pencil” icon opposite the resource or select the layer and then select an action called “Update” in actions pane (see Pic. 2.12.).

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Pic. 2.12. Selection of “Update” action in action pane.

In opened window “Update resource” (see Pic. 2.13.) you can edit parent of the selected resource, add description, metadata and attributes of the resource.

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Pic. 2.13. “Update resource” window.

On the first tab “Resource” you can edit the next fields:

  1. Display name (you can change the resource’s name)
  2. Keyname
  3. Parent (you can change the resource group through moving the resource)
  4. Type

You can move resources from one resource group to another after their creation too. To do it press Parent drop down menu and select resource group to move the resource to in “Select resource” window (see Pic. 2.14.). Then press OK and “Save” button.

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Pic. 2.14. “Select resource” window.

If the resource is moved successfully, the information about it appears in a new resource group and is replaced from the previous one.

The third tab “Description” allows to edit or delete a text or to add a new text and to save it after pressing “Save” button:

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Pic. 2.15. “Description” tab.

The fourth tab “Metadata” allows to add and delete metadata, and to display them in a table using “Add” (Text, Integer, Float) and “Remove” operations:

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Pic. 2.16. “Metadata” tab.

The table contains three columns:

  1. Key. It allows to describe metadata features (author, date, version etc.)
  2. Type: Text, Integer, Float
  3. Value. Value corresponds key type

The fifth tab “Attributes” contains a table with vector layer attributes (see Pic. 2.17.).

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Pic. 2.17. “Attributes” tab.

  • Tick in “FT” column means that the attribute is displayed in the identification window.
  • Tick in “LA” column means that the attribute gives its name during the identification and forming of the tabs list.

For each field name you can set the corresponding pseudonym to use it for display in the identification window instead of the name.

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Pic. 2.18. The identification window.

2.4.6. Delete resource

Web GIS allows to delete uploaded data through deleting of the corresponding resources.

To delete the resource after login navigate to a child resource group (see item 4 in Pic. 2.2.), where would be displayed resource types. Then select from child resources a resource with type vector layer and press the “Cross” icon opposite the resource or select the layer and then select an action called “Delete” in actions pane (see Pic. 2.19.).

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Pic. 2.19. Selection of “Delete” action in action pane

In the opened “Delete resource” window (see Pic. 2.20.) you need to tick “Confirm deletion of the resource” and press “Delete” button.

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Pic. 2.20. Delete resource.

If the resource was deleted successfully, the information about it disappear in the corresponding resource group.

2.4.7. Data export to CSV and GeoJSON formats

Web GIS allows to download/export data in CSV and GeoJSON formats.

To download data after login navigate to a child resource group (see item 4 in Pic. 2.2.), where would be displayed resource types. Then select from child resources a resource with type vector layer or PostGIS layer you need to export and select an action called “Download as GeoJSON” or “Download as CSV” in actions pane “Vector layer” (see Pic. 2.21.).

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Pic. 2.21. Data export to CSV and GeoJSON formats.