1.6. How to upload data

Raster and vector geodata are uploaded to Web GIS by creation of resources Raster layer and Vector layer.

Note

The size limit for uploaded files depends on the selected plan. For ‘Premium’ - 1.0 GB, for ‘Free’ and ‘Mini’ - 128 Mb.

1.6.1. Raster data

  1. Open Resource group where you want to create a data layer (by default from the main page of Web GIS you can access Main resource group);

  2. Select Create resource ‣ Raster layer on the right side of Web GIS admin console;

  3. In the opened dialog fill in the field Display name in Resource tab and select a file with raster geodata in Raster layer tab;

  4. Press Create button. If Raster layer is created successfully you’ll see its name in Child resources pane of the relevant Resource group.

Important

If you plan to display Raster layer on Web map or publish it using WMS protocol you need to create Style for it first.

1.6.1.1. Input data requirements

  • Supported format: GeoTIFF

  • Inputs must be geographically referenced and have correctly set CRS description as GeoTIFF metadata.

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Read more about upload of raster geodata to Web GIS here.

1.6.2. Vector data

  1. Open Resource group where you want to create a data layer (by default from the main page of Web GIS you can access Main resource group);

  2. Select Create resource ‣ Vector layer on the right side of Web GIS admin console;

  3. In the opened dialog fill in the field Display name in Resource tab, then select a file with vector geodata and specify its encoding in Vector layer tab;

  4. Press Create button. If Vector layer is created successfully you’ll see its name in Child resources pane of the relevant Resource group.

Important

If you plan to display Vector layer on a Web map or publish it using WMS protocol you need to add a Style for it first.

1.6.2.1. Input data requirements

  • Supported formats: ESRI Shapefile (zip-archived, no sub-folders, no sub-archives, one zip - one layer), GeoJSON, GML or KML

  • Field names can’t be: id(ID) or geom(GEOM)

Use NextGIS Connect if you need to upload data in other formats.

Warning

Avoid using unicode symbols in data field names. While such data can be uploaded, you can experience problems working with it via WFS, in NextGIS Mobile or visualization (especially if styles are using such fields). Use pain latin for field names and set up field aliases to show unicode names.

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Read more about upload of vector geodata to Web GIS here.

Note

You can also upload raster and vector geodata to Web GIS with NextGIS Connect.