Create new data set

To create a new data set, follow this workflow as a logged in data manager or theme manager:

  1. Go to «Data» on the main toolbar
  2. Go to «Create new Data Set» at the bottom of the data set list
  3. Select a theme to link to your data set.
    • You can also create a data set without linking it to a theme, but without the link, you can’t publish services or execute transformation projects for that data set.
  4. Select the data source. There are a few ways to upload the files belonging to your dataset:
    • Click «Select file(s)» and navigate to the desired dataset.
    • Click «Enter URL(s)» and navigate to the desired URL or WFS.
    • Drag a dataset to «Drop file(s) here»

    Tip: We recommend that you zip your files to reduce upload times and to ensure that no files are lost. To upload a Shapefile, you should zip all individual files (*.shp, *.dbf, *.prj, *.shx, …) in an archive. To upload an XML file such as ALKIS, XSYBAU or GML, we also recommend that you upload them as a zip archive.

    To upload your files from a database click «Connect to database» and enter the following information: * Database type (MS SQL, PostgreSQL and PostGIS are currently supported) * Host (:Port) * Database (Provide the database name) * Username * Password

  5. Give your data set a name. This name should enable you to quickly und clearly identify the data set in the system. If the linked theme’s metadata configuration is set up to use the name in publishing, the name is also used for data set metadata.
  6. Provide metadata for your data set. Metadata entry is determined by the theme associated with your dataset.

    If the theme uses the metadata editor: * Enter required and optional metadata for your dataset or services. * Metadata categories display a red badge with the number of missing required metadata elements. Click the chevron at the end of any metadata category to expand it. * Required input fields are marked by red symbols. Optional input fields are marked by orange symbols. * Metadata categories display a green check mark once you have provided all required metadata. * Click «Continue» to save the metadata.

    If the theme uses Republish existing metadata: * Upload your existing metadata file.

    If the theme uses Link to existing metadata: * Provide a link to your metadata file.

  7. In the final step, you can review all desired steps of the publishing and transformation process configured for the theme. By default, you will see up to five toggle switches to publish Download and View Services, to transform the new data set, and to publish services for the transformed data set. If you know you need to work on the data set before it is to be published, deactivate the service publishing.
If you close the browser or the tab, or you click a different link, you will be asked whether the work in progress data set should be saved or deleted. If you pick save, you can continue editing it later.