5.4. Administrator interface (Admin console)
5.4.2. Home page
After login to administrative interface the user is taken to the home page shown on Pic. 5.5.
The numbers indicate: 1 - Main menu; 2 - User settings (Exit and Change language); 3 - Resource search bar in Web GIS 4 – Main resource group description; 5 - Child resources; 6 - User permissions for main resource group; 7 - Types of items that could be added to the main resource group; 8 - Actions that could be performed with main resource group
Home page includes a main menu pane, (see item 1 in Pic. 5.5.) which has the following links (see Pic. 5.6.):
Description pane (see item 4 in Pic. 5.5.) displays a main group description (if available).
Child resources pane (see item 5 in Pic. 5.5.) contains a list of all resources placed in a main group. In the form of a table, the parameters such as name, type and owner of the resource are available. At the same time there are buttons of different actions over resources (edit, delete, preview, open the attribute table).
User permissions pane (see item 6 in Pic. 5.5.) displays list of permissions the current user granted for the current 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:
Actions pane (see items 7 and 8 in Pic. 5.5.) contains tools for adding data and executing operations with the root group.
In current version it is possible to add the following types of data:
Depending on your NGW version may also be connected:
SVG marker library
Possible operations are (see item 8 in Pic. 5.5.):
5.4.3. Control panel
NextGIS Web Control panel is available through the main menu (see item 1 in Pic. 5.5.), where you need to select “Control panel” (see Pic. 5.6.). It is presented on Pic. 5.7..
Control panel allows to execute the following actions:
Manage NextGIS Web groups and users
Display information about the system and storage
Access cadaster services
Create user accounts for Collector projects
Set the name of your Web GIS
Set CSS styles
Specify NGW start page (home path)
Set Logo (in the upper left corner)
Customize a type of users who have permission to export data
Customize Web Map
Add spacial reference systems
For more information about creation of user groups and users and granting permissions see topic Administrative tasks.
5.4.4. Resource view
After login to administrative interface the user is taken to home page shown on Pic. 5.8..
To open a resource group and view the contents, click on it in the child resource pane.
Resource parameters are displayed after a click on the name of the resource in the list. User is taken to a page containing properties, attributes, user permissions, a link for external access and a list of child resources if there are any (see Pic. 5.9.).
5.4.5. Feature table
Some resources contain a set of features that can be viewed as a table. Press the “Table” icon opposite the resource name or select an action for a vector layer called “Table” in the features pane.
Feature table allows to perform the following operations with a selected record (see Pic. 5.12.):
Use Search Box
There is another way to open Feature table. In the adminitrative interface navigate to a child resource group where resource types are marked and find a resource with a type Web Map. Open it by clicking on the “Display” icon (see
Alternatively, you can go to the resource page and click “Display” in the Web Map actions pane on the right.
A Web Map will be opened with a layer tree (left) and a map (right). To view a feature table select the required layer in layer tree and then select “Feature table” command in the Layer drop down menu at the top of layer tree Pic. 5.15.:
A table will be displayed in a new tab. Table allows to perform the following operations with a selected record Pic. 5.16.:
Go to (after a click the selected feature will be displayed on the map)
Use Search Box
5.4.6. Update resource
In the group page press the pencil icon opposite the resource.
Alternatively, open the resource properties page and then select “Update” in the actions pane (see Pic. 5.17.).
In opened window “Update resource” (see Pic. 5.18.) you can edit parent of the selected resource, add description, metadata and attributes of the resource.
On the first tab “Resource” you can edit the next fields:
Display name (you can change the resource’s name)
Parent (you can change the resource group through moving the resource)
You can move resources from one resource group to another. To do it press Parent drop down menu and select resource group to move the resource to in the”Select resource” pop-up window (see Pic. 5.19.). Then press OK and “Save” button.
If the resource is moved successfully, the information about it appears in the new resource group and is removed from the previous one.
The tab “Description” allows to add text, links and images describing the resource.
The tab “Metadata” allows to add and delete metadata, and to display them in a table using “Add” (Text, Integer, Float) and “Remove” operations:
The table contains three columns:
Key. It allows to describe metadata features (author, date, version etc.)
Type: Text, Integer, Float
Value. Value corresponds the key type
The tab “Attributes” contains a table with vector layer attributes (see Pic. 5.22.).
Tick in “FT” column means that the attribute is displayed in the identification window.
Tick in “LA” column means that the attribute is used for bookmarks.
For each field name you can set the display name to use it in the identification window instead of the keyname.
5.4.7. Delete resource
Web GIS allows to delete uploaded data through deleting of the corresponding resources.
In the group page press the cross icon opposite the resource.
A pop-up window for confirmation will appear. Click “Delete” to confirm.
Alternatively, open the resource page and then select “Delete” in the actions pane (see Pic. 5.26.).
In the opened “Delete resource” window you need to tick “Confirm deletion of the resource” and press “Delete” button.
If the resource was deleted successfully, the information about it disappear from the corresponding resource group.
188.8.131.52. Deleting several resources at once
In the parent resource open the child resources list menu and enable multiple selection.
Tick the resources and select “Delete” from the same menu. Confirm the operation in the pop-up window.
5.4.8. Data export
NextGIS Web allows you to export data in the following formats:
CSV for Microsoft Excel
While exporting to some formats additional files are created, for example CSVT (field description) and PRJ (projection description) for CSV, CPG (code page) for ESRI Shapefile.
To export data:
Open a Vector or PostGIS layer, the data of which you want to export;
Select the item: menuselection: Features -> Save As on the right pane :ref:` web interface <ngw_admin_interface> `;
Specify the format and encoding of the data and select fields to be exported;
If necessary, you can compress the result into a ZIP archive (for a number of formats this is the default setting);
Save the file to your device.