Documentation

Files

The Files section displays the number of files associated with the data set in a grey badge. In the Files section, you can upload additional files, view files, download files or delete files.

There are a few ways to add files: * Click «Select files(s)» and navigate to your data set * Click «Enter URL(s) » and enter the URL of a WFS or the URL link to where your files are located * Click «Drop file(s) here» to drag and drop your files

Some file types (such as shapefiles and geodatabases) consist of multiple component files, so-called aggregate files. hale connect displays these as a single logical file. To view the component files associated with an aggregate file, click on the file name or the “+” badge to show component files individually. To go back to see all files, click on «All files».

To download all files in one archive, click on «Download as archive» to save a copy of the files to your computer. Clicking on the name of a component file will allow you to download the file.

To delete a single (logical or component) file, click the red “x” in the top left corner of a file box. To delete all files, click on «Delete all files». Deleted files cannot be recovered.

Associating files to feature types

The system automatically associates the contents of each file to one of the theme’s feature types. For XML files, this process is deterministic and safe, for other file types which don’t have qualified namespaces and consistently defined attribute names, we use a heuristic to identify the best match. In some cases, this best match will still be incorrect. You can thus manually associate the contents of a file with a feature type:

  1. Click on the Pen icon in the file tile you want to re-associate
  2. From the list, choose the feature type to associate