A dataset series is a collection of datasets sharing the same product specification [ISO 19115]. All files in a dataset series have the same schema and the same spatial coordinate reference system. It is also possible to create derived dataset series by means of transformation projects. A dataset series has its own INSPIRE, ISO or national metadata.
hale»connect supports the creation of dataset series and enables customers to upload multiple datasets easily using batch upload.
Dataset series are enabled on a per organisation basis. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about dataset series.
A range of file formats can be used to create a dataset series. A dataset series may contain:
Follow this workflow to publish a dataset series, logged in as a theme manager or superuser:
Once the theme is configured, any user belonging to your organisation or a sub-organisation of your organisation can create and publish a dataset series.
Users have the option to create a dataset series that contains a single dataset, or a dataset series that contains any number of datasets. Dataset series are automatically named using the following pattern: User organisaton (Theme name).
Dataset series with a single dataset:
Name your dataset and enter any required metadata elements. Metadata entry is determined by the metadata configuration in the theme associated with your dataset.
When a dataset series using individual files is created, the dataset series, the dataset belonging to the series and the dataset series metadata and dataset metadata are published. In the final step of dataset series creation, toggle Create services to publish dataset series services. Navigate to the dataset contained in your series to publish the individual dataset’s services.
Dataset series using batch upload:
Toggle the switch to use batch upload. There is only one way to upload files using batch upload. Creating a dataset series using batch upload requires the upload of a zip that directly contains the datasets as zips.
The dataset name and metadata steps are not available for dataset series creation using batch upload. We recommend configuring a dataset name pattern autofill rule in your theme to automatically name datasets belonging to a series. You can edit the metadata on a per dataset basis after series creation.
The mass publishing of services for dataset series using batch upload is not currently supported. When a dataset series using batch upload is created, the dataset series, the datasets belonging to the series and the dataset series metadata and dataset metadata are published. You can navigate to the resources to publish services after series creation.
The final step in the data series using batch upload workflow displays a list of the datasets added to the series.
Dataset series can be viewed in the dataset resource list. Dataset series are identified by a ‘Series’ label. Click on the chevron next to the ‘Series’ label to expand the series and view the individual dataset resources which belong to the series. Visit the Viewing datasets in the resource list documentation page for more information about working with the resource list and optimizing the display of fields to best suit your needs.
Click on the dataset series to navigate to the resource. Dataset series are organized similarly to datasets. The overview panel of a dataset series provides a summary overview of the resource including ownership information and a status panel which displays the system status of the series metadata and services. Users can edit series metadata in the metadata section, and series services in the view and download services sections. The dataset series section contains a list of all datasets which belong to a series. Every dataset that is published using a series enabled theme is added to the same dataset series.