Object Editor Help

Asset exploration, registration and enrichment is done through the Object Editor. There are three main actions in GeoPlatform’s Object Editor tool – you can Browse the GeoPlatform Portfolio using keywords and other filters, Import new Asset items from external sources (e.g., import a metadata document from your computer or the web, search and register web maps and service from AGOL, upload a list of services from a csv file, etc.) and Create/Edit registered Assets to manually create, update, correct, or enrich them. Object Editor can be accessed through the GeoPlatform homepage by clicking on the More menu at the top of the page and clicking the Object Editor link under the Explore Data section. Object Editor opens and the Browse function is selected by default.

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Finding GeoPlatform Items

Click the icon in the navigation menu on the left to open the browse page. Then use the filter and paging controls to locate items.

Default filters available include keyword search, object type, NGDA theme, publishing organization, creator, and geographic extent.

Optional filters which become available when specific criteria are chosen include service type (when type “Service” is selected) and concept scheme (when type “Concept” is selected).

How to browse outside of GeoPlatform:

  • If you’d like to find datasets that are not yet on GeoPlatform, you can search through Data.gov by going to the GeoPlatform homepage, clicking the More tab, and clicking the Browse Data.gov link.

Viewing Items

To view more details about a specific item, click the name link for an item in the list of browse results. A viewer associated with the selected item is presented, displaying the properties of the item.

Click and select a metadata standard to download the item in the chosen format.

Editing Items

Once you’ve found an item, click the icon for an item in the list of browse results. In the editor that opens, make changes and click ‘Save’ to persist your changes. Click to exit editing – without saving changes – and return to the item’s viewer.

Some properties are required or have specific requirements and will prevent saving changes until a valid value is provided.

Complex properties, such as geographic extent and distributions, group multiple fields together for editing.

To edit the item, click the button in the toolbar. To remove the item, click .

Creating New Items

Click the icon in the navigation menu and select the type of item to create using the dropdown menu. Alternatively, click the icon in the navigation menu and use the controls provided to upload a metadata file to be parsed and converted into a GeoPlatform item.

In the editor that opens, provide required information and optionally any additional information and click to persist the item.

More detailed steps on how to import and create new assets please visit the Curating the Portfolio page.

Updated on February 25, 2020
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