Hale»connect is a cloud-based platform that enables users to publish datasets, OGC webservices, and metadata. Using hale»connect, users can also access transformation projects created in hale»studio to automate online data transformations. Hale»connect gives users the ability to create, access, transform, collaborate on and share resources within their organization or with the public. For more information about annual subscriptions to hale»connect, please visit our product page section of the documentation.
This quick start guide walks users through account registration and provides a brief overview of the different types of resources that are managed on hale»connect, as well as an introduction to some of the most common data publishing workflows. For more information, please visit our documentation pages.
Signing up for an account on the hale»connect platform
You can sign up for a free, 30-day trial account at https://haleconnect.com. Create an account on the sign-up page by entering a user name, a password and your email address. You should receive a registration email with a link to activate your hale»connect account. Click on the link and log in with your email address and password to visit your account page and get started on the hale»connect platform.
Accepting an invitation to join an organization
You will receive a registration email with a link to activate your new, hale»connect account when your system administrator creates a user account for you. You will automatically become a member of the organization your system administrator has selected. Click on the link and set a password to visit your account page and get started on the hale»connect platform.
Resources are managed by three different user roles on hale»connect. Data managers, Theme managers and Superusers. Data managers can upload and maintain data sets, theme managers can configure themes, schemas and transformation projects, and superusers have the added ability to create and manage organizations. You can view your user role on your account profile page. If you have registered on hale»connect through the website, you are granted the Theme manager role by default.
Hale»connect users can manage their schemas, themes, data sets and transformation projects on hale»connect. The image below displays a basic workflow. It is important to understand that a schema and a theme are required to create a data set. If you are a Data manager, your Theme manager will have to configure these for you.
Publishing a data set
Follow these steps to publish a new data set on hale»connect:
Select the source data files. There are a few ways to upload the files belonging to your dataset:
For more information about data sets, visit the following sections in our documentation:
Publishing an online transformation project
Publishing an online transformation requires a source theme, a source dataset, a target theme and a transformation project. The target dataset is automatically generated by the online transformation. You must be a Theme manager to perform the workflow shown below.
Follow these steps to run an online transformation on hale»connect:
For help with advanced topics like online transformation, explore our support options at support.