Spatial Manager provides a structural view of the Spectrum
Spatial repository that allows you to browse, search, and manage named resources as well as
configure services such as the Feature Service, Mapping Service and WMS settings and
Viewing Named ResourcesSpatial Manager
resources in a hierarchical tree, with folders that you can open to see the resources inside as
well as details about those folders and resources, such as name, type, and create date. Depending
of the type of resource, you can see additional details:
- For a named table, you can see many details including its description, keywords, and an
interactive map preview. For more information, see Table Details Page.
- For most types of named layers, you can see details such as the description, keywords, the
name of the table it references (displayed either as a link to a named table or a path for an
inline reference), and the names of any other resources that reference it. For line linkage
layers, links to the geometry and line linkage layer tables are displayed instead. For group
layers, you can click Layers to display its list of layers.
see an interactive map preview of a layer, which is derived from the bounds or default view of
the underlying table. If the default view is not set in the underlying table, the bounds of the
feature data of the table are used. If the feature data bounds are unknown, the coordinate
system bounds are used. Click the map to open a larger version that allows you to pan and
Important: To prevent performance issues, the interactive map preview is
not automatically displayed. Be aware that previewing the map may have a detrimental effect on
server performance; for example, if the table contains a large quantity of data, the process to
render the map still runs even when switching to another resource.
Note: Because layers
have zoom visibility constraints, there may be cases when the map disappears as you pan and
- For a connection that uses a file as a datasource, you can see source folder (for example,
the location of the TAB or shapefile). For a connection that uses a database as a datasource,
you can also see the database type, connection URL, and connection properties (key-value
- For a named map, you can see a description, keywords, and list of its layers (click
Layers to display the list of layers) as well as an interactive map
preview. Click the map to open a larger version that allows you to pan and zoom. This
interactive map is displayed in its own coordinate system or reprojected using the Popular
Visualization or "Popular Mercator" coordinate system (epsg:3857) if it cannot be displayed in
its own coordinate system (if it cannot be reprojected, you will see an error).
- For a named tile, you can see a description, keywords, and tile properties. For more
information, see Tile Details Page.
- For a named WMTS layer, you can see a description, keywords, and WMTS information such as
reference tile, layer identifier, and layer title. For more information, see WMTS Layer Details Page .
- For a named label source, you can see details such as the description, keywords, the name of
the table it references (displayed either as a link to a named table or a path for an inline
reference), and the names of any other resources that reference it.
At the folder level, you can use the filter on the right side of the window to limit the
displayed list of resources. For example, type Project to see only
resources with the word Project in their names.
Managing Named ResourcesSpatial Manager allows you to
create and modify connections, named tables, named tiles, and named WMTS layers as well as
rename, move, and delete resources. These functions are all available at the folder level. Other
resources that reference renamed or relocated resources are updated to reflect the new name or
location, therefore preserving connections between resources as well as the permissions assigned
to the renamed resource. You can also create, rename, move, and delete folders.
Searching Named ResourcesA search field is available above the repository
tree. Enter a word or phrase to search resource names, keywords, and descriptions. If you enter
more than one word, the search is treated as a Boolean OR; that is, it returns results containing
either word or all words. If you enter coordinate system, for example, the search will
return results that include "coordinate," "system," or "coordinate system." Quotes are supported
to search for specific phrases ("My New Table"). Wild card searching using an asterisk (*) is not
Search results are ranked by relevance. If a search result has an exact match in the
resource name, it appears above results that do not match as perfectly (only 1 out of 2 words,
for example) or only have a match in the description or keywords. From the search results page,
you can sort your search results by relevance, resource type, name, or modified date. You can
also use the Search In filter to narrow or widen the scope of the search (either stay within a
specific folder or search the entire repository), the Resource Type filter to include only
certain types of resources (such as tables or connections), and the Modified filter to include or
exclude resources based on their modified dates.
Configuring ServicesSpatial Manager allows
you to easily configure the Feature Service and Mapping Service. You can also modify Web Map
Service (WMS), Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS), Web Feature Service (WFS) settings as well as
create, modify, move, organize, and delete WMS and WMTS layers and WFS feature types.
The following browsers are supported for Spatial Manager:
- Internet Explorer 10 and 11
- Google Chrome 48 or later
- Firefox 44 or later
To sign in, enter the same user name and password you use for the Spectrum™ Technology Platform and click Submit. If you enter an incorrect user
name or password, you will be returned to the sign-in page with an error message indicating the
credentials were invalid.
If restrictions are in place at the file-server
level, a user requires a permission override via access control settings for the secured entity
"Platform.Resources - Server Directory Paths" on at least one restriction. If there are no
restrictions at the file-server level, all users can freely browse the entire server file system.
Administrators can limit server directory access so that sensitive portions of the server cannot
be browsed. For information on limiting server directory access and using access control
settings, see the Managing Security
section of the Spectrum™ Technology Platform Spectrum Spatial Administration
is displayed in your top choice of language if you properly
configure the language preferences in your browser. To display Brazilian Portuguese in the
application, for example, set the language preferences in your browser to list Brazilian
Portuguese (pt-br) first, followed by Portuguese (pt) then by English (en and en-us):
The following configuration, however, will display the application in English instead of