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After signing in to your GeoCloud account a screen showing the Projects Map shows up - Figure 3:

Figure 3: User interface (Projects Map).

The Projects Map is the main entrance to the GeoCloud for administrators and regular users. It is the page that gives you the general overview of projects (and associated data). From here, data and GeoScene3D templates can be downloaded and used for further work. The example shown in Figure 3 is the University of Nebraska’s GeoCloud. The content in the window will vary depending on the setup of the individual GeoClouds and is to some degree customizable.

Figure 4 and Table 1 gives a general description of the most important features in the Projects Map.

Figure 4: Project Maps (#3, in Table 1) user interface. Numbers are explained in Table 1. Table 1: Explanation keys referring to Figure 4. Further explanation follows the table.

#Name KeyAccess Level
1Name of the GeoCloud1+2+3
2Help functionality (Wiki Help)1+2+3
3Opens the Projects Map when you are on another page (Figure 3)1+2
4Opens the Data Map (example in Figure 8)1+2
5Projects administration page. Define new projects and upload data associated with projects. Edit and delete existing projects and uploaded/delete data. Important: “Data” are defined as “all” types of data. File formats includes DAT, DBF, DOC, DOCX, GSMOD, ID, MAP, MDB, PDF, PRJ, RAR, SBN, SBX, SHP, SHX, TAB and ZIP. These data will not be visible in the GeoCloud Data Map – only the extent of the project they are associated with.1+2
6Data administration page. Upload, download and delete data. Requires additional login. Important: Data definition differs from data on the ‘Project Administration page’ (#5) and are defined as data visible as points, polygons or grids in the GeoCloud Data Map. These data can be imported directly into GeoScene3D (Portal Viewer and Builder versions) to be used for visualization and interpretation in 2D, 3D and on cross sections or can be downloaded for use in GIS programs and others. Datatypes includes MDB, Geosoft XYZ, text XYZ, SHP, Surfer GRD, GeoScene3D GRD3D, LAS and CLR.1+2
7Shows the name of the user signed in. Option to sign out.1+2+3
8Search by Project name.1+2+3
9Search by Address (based on the background map).1+2+3
10Project content window.
11Text field for writing an address/project name.1+2+3
12Administrator defined GeoScene3D Project templates. Gives the users the option to select a GeoScene3D template which includes a predefined setup. After selecting a template, the user points out an area (template specific) in the Project Map window and downloads a GeoScene3D project file (*.gsmod). This file can be opened in GeoScene3D, from which Cross Sections, Map Windows etc. can be viewed. GeoScene3D project content depends on where the template is placed in the map window. Requires installation of GeoScene3D Free Viewer or up.
13Projects are collections of datasets associated with a project. A project can be a mapping survey, investigation area, State, focus area etc. Individual datasets from the projects can be downloaded (file formats, see #5).
14Zoom in/out in Map Window.
15Scale – zoom dependent.
16Layer Legend. Defined by the GeoCloud administrator and based on #17.
17Option to change background map. Maps are defined by the administrator and are based on WMS.

Figure 5: Project content window.

The same window opens when you click on the projects in the project list (“Projects”) to the right. In the example above, the project is called “TPNRD & CPNRD 2016”. The administrator has added a project description below the project name (“AGF, SkyTEM survey within TPNRD & CPNRD, including recon and block data”) and added an image to the left. Below the image is an upload date, showing the latest date of data upload. By clicking on the Files tab, a list of project files is shown - Figure 6.

Figure 6: List of files in the “TPNRD & CPNRD 2016” project. Files name and size are shown. By clicking on the individual files, the user get access to download those (pdf-files are pre-viewed in your web browser, other files must be downloaded to be opened). The user is prompted where to save the files.

The “Zoom to fit” tab, zooms the scene into the project extent.

“Edit and Upload” redirects the user to the Projects Administration page (#5 on Figure 5) - Figure 7 (access level depending). This page is also accessible from the Projects Administration tab, from where a list of existing projects is shown.

Figure 7: Projects details etc. can be edited here.

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