5.4.2. Modules

The functionalities of GeoPrism Registry are organized in modules accessible from the home page or the burger menu. The functionalities available in each module depend on the user role (see section 5.3).

The modules currently included in GeoPrism Registry are as follows:

Module name and iconModule descriptionActions that can be performed in the module depending on the user role

The Geo-Objects and Hierarchies module is used to define the Geo-Object Types managed in the system as well as the relationships between the Geo-Object Types.

  • View the Geo-Object Types and hierarchies and corresponding metadata created by all the organizations or those that are made public

  • Create, edit, or delete Geo-Object Types and groups for the organization the user is attached to

  • Create, edit, or delete custom attributes for Geo-Object Types or groups

  • Create, edit, or delete hierarchies for the organization the user is attached to

The Lists and Spatial Data module is used to manage the lists and spatial data of Geo-Objects types as well to make modifications to the Geo-Objects types from those lists.

  • Configure the lists and spatial data as a set (single, frequency-based or period-based)

  • Manage the metadata, set visibility and authoritativeness for both lists and spatial data

  • Manage versions

  • View public and private lists and spatial data and their corresponding metadata

  • Explore lists in tabular format using column filters and sorting

  • View corresponding spatial data of lists on map (redirected to Explorer module)

  • Add or edit Geo-Objects in a list directly or through a Change Request

  • Export lists or spatial data with associated metadata and data dictionary

The Import module is used to import and/or update data in GeoPrism Registry using spreadsheets or shapefiles.

  • Import a spreadsheet from a local computer

  • Import a shapefile from a local computer

  • Configure imports to align with Geo-Object Types and hierarchies registered in the system

  • Merge disparate terminology (e.g., different names for a village) of a Geo-Object by registering semantic differences as synonyms

The Schedule Jobs module is used to monitor and manage the progress of the data being imported.

  • View the progress and status of imported data

  • Resolve detected problems with imported data

  • Cancel data import in progress

The Explorer module is used to explore and manage the Geo-Object Types through their geometry (spatial data).

  • Search and visualize Geo-Objects (including Geo-Object Types and groups)

  • Visualize Geo-Objects for a specified date

  • Add context layers to the map

  • Zoom in and out

  • View the attributes, hierarchy, and geometry of Geo-Objects and their changes through time

  • Edit attributes, hierarchy, and geometry of Geo-Objects

The Change Requests module is used to submit and manage the change requests that have been submitted.

  • View the details and status of all pending, accepted and rejected change requests that you have access to

  • Review all properties of the original Geo-Object and the proposed changes

  • Add historical notes to Change Requests to help others understand why it was rejected or what might have been changed during the review process.

  • Accept or reject submitted change requests

  • Submit a new change request without needing to find that object in a list

The Curation module is used to monitor tasks that have been automatically generated by the platform as part of data curation.

  • View all open and completed tasks

  • Mark tasks as complete

The Historical Events module is used to capture additional information about the changes that happen to Geo-Object Types through time.

  • Capture the information linked to specific types of changes happening through time for the Geo-Object under the curation mandate of the organization (split, merge, reassign, upgrade/downgrade)

  • View additional information that has been captured on the change

  • Export the captured the information in a machine readable tabular form (Excel file)

The general layout of modules is structured in four ways:

  1. A unique window containing a set of fields to be completed (Import)

  2. A unique window with horizontal sections that can expand depending on the actions being done (Scheduled Jobs, Change Requests, Curation)

  3. A window separated into two vertical panels (Geo-Object Types and Hierarchies, Lists and Spatial Data)

  4. A unique window with side panels that can be displayed or hidden (Explorer)

For types 1 and 2, the user will start from the top of the window to complete the desired action.

For type 3, the user will first have to select items (Geo-Object Types, hierarchies) in the left panel for the information to appear in the right panel and then be able to complete the desired action in that panel.

For type 4, the user might first have to expand one of the panels before being able to complete the desired action.

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