Dataset Editing

The Edit link in the menu of the Dataset Page opens a list of options like ones shown in the picture below.


Dataset Editing Link

In that options list, you can see three options listed as:

  1. Edit Info

  2. Edit Data

  3. Edit Styles

  4. Edit Metadata

  5. Upload Style

  6. Upload Metadata

In this section you will learn how to edit a Dataset, and its data. See Datasets Metadata to learn how to explore the dataset Metadata, how to upload and edit them. The Styles will be covered in a dedicated section, see Dataset Styling.

Editing the Dataset Data

The Edit data link of the Dataset Editing options opens the Dataset within a Map.


Editing the Dataset Data

The Attribute Table panel of the Dataset will automatically appear at the bottom of the Map. In that panel all the features are listed. For each feature you can zoom to its extent by clicking on the corresponding magnifying glass icon magnifying_glass_icon at the beginning of the row, you can also observe which values the feature assumes for each attribute.

Click the Edit Mode edit_mode_button button to start an editing session.

Now you can:

  • Add new Features

    Through the Add New Feature button add_new_feature_button it is possible to set up a new feature for your dataset. Fill the attributes fields and click save_changes_button to save your change. Your new feature doesn’t have a shape yet, click on add_shape_to_geometry_button to draw its shape directly on the Map then click on save_changes_button to save it.


    When your new feature has a multi-vertex shape you have to double-click the last vertex to finish the drawing.


Create New Feature

  • Delete Features

    If you want to delete a feature you have to select it on the Attribute Table and click on delete_feature_button.

  • Change the Feature Shape

    You can edit the shape of an existing geometry dragging its vertices with the mouse. A blue circle lets you know what vertex you are moving.

    Features can have multipart shapes. You can add parts to the shape when editing it.

  • Change the Feature Attributes

    When you are in Edit Mode you can also edit the attributes values changing them directly in the corresponding text fields. You can achieve this by going into the edit mode and double click in the values.

Once you have finished you can end the Editing Session by clicking on the end_editing_session_button.

By default the GeoNode map viewer is MapStore based, see the MapStore Documentation for further information.