GeoShare

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The GeoShare is a shared central repository for files and (geographical) data, hosted on the Tygron Platform. It is linked to an individual Domain, but exists separate from active Sessions. This allows for the sharing of data, either input data or results from calculations, without the overhead of a full Project's data or a running Session. In addition to geographical data, the Geo Share can also host other files which can be used as assets in a Project.

The Geo Share supports uploading, downloading, renaming and deleting files, as well as setting up a file structure to organize them.

The Geo Share can be accessed directly from the main menu. All users with Editor rights can access and update all files on the Geo Share.

Access

Files uploaded to the Geo Share can be accessed via a url. The url allows anyone to access the file at any time. The url can be used in a webbrowser to initiate a download of the file (or provide an in-browser overview of the contents of a directory).

On a per-file and per-directory basis, it is possible to set a required access token. Although to access a file or directory a url must be known in the first place, requiring an access token provides an additional secret which must be known in order to access the data.

When a directory is accessed in a web browser, all direct contents of the directory are displayed, including those which actually also require an access token. However, only contents which do not require an access token can be directly accessed from that overview.

Files

The Geo Share is primarily intended to host geographical data, either for the purpose of standardized input for the creation of Projects, or to host the results of performed calculations in an easily accessible way without the need to keep a Session active or even a complete Project. However, other files can be hosted on the Geo Share as well, with a focus on files which can be used as assets in a Project such as Excels.

The Geo Share supports the following filetypes:

Filetype Type of data Input Output
.cityjson 3D vector data Import as Constructions
.csv Text-based list of values
.docx Document
.geojson 2D Vector data Import as Constructions, Areas, etc Export of Vector data
.gif Animated image Recorded GIF animation
.gml XML data
.jpeg Image
.jpg Image
.json 2D Vector data Import as Constructions, Areas, etc
.pdf Document
.png Image Screenshot
.slpk 3D Vector data Import as Constructions
.tif Grid data GeoTIFF Overlay, Elevation model, other grid data
.tiff Grid data GeoTIFF Overlay, Elevation model, other grid data Export of Grid Overlay
.txt Text
.xlsx Excel Assets for Indicators, Panels, etc
.xml XML data

Viewers

Main article: GeoShare Viewer

Besides the ability to serve "raw" files, it is possible to create a "viewer" on the Geo Share. Viewers allow for a user-friendly way to share geographical data such as GeoJSONs and GeoTIFFs. They form a type of asset distinctly separate from conventional files and directories. Accessing a viewer in the browser shows a simple web-based interface in which the data of the viewer is visualized. The extent of the viewer is based on the extent of the data which is part of it.

Geo Plugins

Main article: Geo Plugin

Files with geographical data can be imported directly into a Project automatically via Geo Plugins.

Notes

  • The url for any file, directory, or viewer, contains the name of the file and the name of the domain in which the original file was uploaded.
  • To reset the access token for any file, disable and re-enable the token for the file. A new token will be generated.

How-to's

Videos

Integrating data using the Geo Share and Geo Plugins. (In dutch)

See also