Uploading a layerΒΆ

Now that we have taken a tour of GeoNode and viewed existing layers, the next step is to upload our own.

In your data pack is a directory called data. Inside that directory is a shapefile called san_andres_y_providencia_administrative.shp. This is a data set containing administrative boundaries for the San Andres Province. This will be the first layer that we will upload to GeoNode.

  1. Navigate to the GeoNode welcome page.

  2. Click the Layers link on the top toolbar. This will bring up the Layers menu.


    Main toolbar for GeoNode


    Layers menu

  3. Click Upload Layers in the Layers toolbar. This will bring up the upload form


    Layers toolbar


    Upload Layers form

  4. Fill out the form.

    • Click on the Browse... button. This will bring up a local file dialog. Navigate to your data folder and select all of the four files composing the shapefile (san_andres_y_providencia_administrative.shp, san_andres_y_providencia_administrative.dbf, san_andres_y_providencia_administrative.shx, san_andres_y_providencia_administrative.prj). Alternatively you could drag and drop the four files in the Drop files here area.
    • The upload form should appear like this now:

    Files ready for upload

  5. GeoNode has the ability to restrict who can view, edit, and manage layers. On the right side of the page, under Who can view and download this data?, select Any registered user. This will ensure that anonymous view access is disabled.

  6. In the same area, under Who can edit this data?, select the Only the following users or groups option and type your username. This will ensure that only you are able to edit the data in the layer.


    Permissions for new layer

  7. Click Upload to upload the data and create a layer. A dialog will display showing the progress of the upload.


    Upload in progress

  8. Your layer has been uploaded to GeoNode. Now you will be able to access to the its info page (clicking on the Layer Info button), access to its metadata edit form (clicking on the Edit Metadata button) or to manage the styles for it (clicking on the Manage Styles button).