Datasets Uploading

The most important resource type in GeoNode is the Dataset. A dataset represents spatial information so it can be displayed inside a map.
To better understand what we are talking about lets upload your first dataset.

The Dataset Uploading page can be reached from the Upload dataset link of the Add Resource menu above the resources list page.


Link for Datasets Uploading

The Datasets Uploading page looks like the one in the picture below.


The Datasets Uploading page

Through the Select files button you can select files from your disk, make sure they are valid raster or vector spatial data, then you can click to Upload button.

A progress bar shows the operation made during the dataset upload and alerts you when the process is over.


Upload dataset

In this example the ne_10m_airports2 ESRI Shapefile, with all its mandatory files (.shp, .shx, .dbf and .prj), has been chosen. When the process ends click on View button


Dataset uploading finished


There are lot of free spatial dataset available in the Internet. In this example, an extract of the Berlin city center roads map from the BBBike extracts OpenStreetMap dataset has been used.

In the next paragraphs you will learn how to create a dataset from scratch, how to set share options, how to explore the dataset properties and how to edit them.


If you get the following error message:

Total upload size exceeds 100.0 MB. Please try again with smaller files.

This means that there is an upload size limit of 100 MB. An user with administrative access can change the upload size limits at the admin panel for size limits.

Similarly, for the following error message:

The number of active parallel uploads exceeds 5. Wait for the pending ones to finish.

You can modify the upload parallelism limits at the admin panel for parallelism limits.