How to create a Geo Plugin to import Areas from WFS

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A common occurrence with Project Templates is that additional data is required in order to make their calculations function properly. This data can range from relevant subdivisions for individual calculations, to water level areas, to complete and unique datasets. This relevant data may be readily available via a WFS, hosted on an external location. To minimize the effort required to create new projects which rely on additional data, a Geo Plugin can be set up to automatically import that data into new projects.

Editor → Tools (Ribbon tab) → Template (Ribbon bar) → Geo Plugins (Dropdown)

How to set up a Geo Plugin to import Areas from a WFS:

  1. Ensure the desired WFS is accessible.
  2. Ensure a Project Source exists for the specified WFS.
  3. Open the overview for Geo Plugins.
  4. At the bottom of the left panel, select the AREAS type and select "Add".
  5. Select the newly created Geo Plugin.
  6. In the right panel, click on the source's "Select", and select the Project Source which relates to the desired WFS.
  7. For the layer, click on "Select", and use the prompt to select the exact layer which should be consulted.
  8. If the layer's data contains an Attribute the value of which should be used as the names of the resulting Areas, enter the Attribute's name in the "Name Attribute" field.
  9. If the layer's data contains an Attribute the value of which uniquely identifies each feature, find the "Unique ID Attribute" input, click on "Select", and use the prompt to select that Attribute.


Notes

How-to's

Videos

Tygron Geo Share and Geo Plugins. (In dutch)
Data-integration with Geo Share en Geo Plugins in the Tygron Platform. (In dutch)

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