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The tool Add Data enables users to upload local daata and integrate it into their WebOffice 10.8 SP2 project. Uploaded geodata is available during the WebOffice 10.8 SP2 session only, i.e. if the user finishes the session and starts a new one then the geodata, which was uploaded before is not available any more.

The tool can be used to improve data collection and entry processes by post processing of GPS data: Users collect data with their GPS devices in the field. Back in the office the user is uploading the GPS ASCII file or the .gpx file from the GPS device to the WebOffice 10.8 SP2 project. The uploaded data can now be used, for instance, as snap layer for digitizing line or polygon objects based on the GPS coordinates. To query, buffer, and make spatial selections is possible with the uploaded GPS data as well.

 

Important Note: The tool Add Data can only be used if the dynamic workspaces have been added to the SynOutputService! See chapter Add Dynamic Workspaces to SynOutputService for details.

 

Upload local geodata configuration

Upload local geodata configuration

 

Property

Description

Quota [kb]

Maximum size of file upload.

Split DWG upload to Featurelayers?

Split DWG to a feature layer or treat as single file? If the DWG is split to feature layers when uploading, these layers can be used for snapping or "copy from".

Use tool?

Specify whether this tool is available in the WebOffice 10.8 SP2 clients (true) or not (false).

Add Data properties

 

The user needs to provide the geodata to be uploaded as a zip file named exactly like the geodata file which contains

the geodata file(s)

projection information (e.g. .prj file)

symbology information (e.g. .lyr file)

world file (raster data only)

 

Note: If, for instance, the geodata file is named parking.shp (along with the other files necessary for an Esri shape file) the zip archive must be named parking.zip.

The file format .lpk, .dwg and .gpx can also be used natively (without zipping).

 

Consider also to configure Styles to manage the symbology of uploaded layers.

Note: Please note that WebOffice 10.8 SP2 does not support all symbols available in ArcMap. The supported symbols are listed in the chapter Simple Thematic Mapping.

 

Furthermore, it is possible to define several Projections in order to support the upload of geodata without a defined reference systems. This way, the user can select a projection out of the list of predefined projections.

Note: If the data to be uploaded has a different coordinate system than the main map service, a geotransformation has to be stored in the SynOutputService because the data is not reprojected during the upload itself. It is only referenced with the correct projection. To provide the geotransformation, open the map document SynOutputService.mxd, drag data with the coordinate system to be used for uploading local geodata in the Table of Contents of the map document, and open the properties of the data frame. Then click the button "Transformation" (tab "Coordinate System")  and select the appropriate geotransformation. Confirm the settings, remove the added data from SynOutputService.mxd and publish the map document.

 

Important Note: For validating the dynamic raster workspace and for the tool Add Data itself, an access to the ArcGIS Server administration page is necessary. If a web adapter is installed with your ArcGIS Server please take care to configure the internal server URL in your WebOffice 10.8 SP2 application.

Note: In case that the uploaded data have another projection than the SynOutputService (WebMercator) and the main map service, one geotransformation is not useful, because two transformations have to be done. In such a case configure another SynOutputService (e.g. SynOutputService2) with the projection of the main map service. This further SynOutputService has to be configured explicitly as ArcGIS Server Output Service for the upload tool. Please ensure to Add Dynamic Workspaces to this further SynOutputService.

Note: See chapter Add Dynamic Workspaces to SynOutputService for details about adding dynamic workspaces to the SynOutputService.

Note: See chapter Style for details about the configuration of symbology styles for uploaded geodata.

Note: See chapter List of Projections for details about the configuration of projections in order to support uploading geodata with different reference systems.

Note: See chapter Add Local Geodata for details about uploading local geodata in the WebOffice core client.