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Create a schema using a web address

A schema describes the structure of a data set through the definition of types and their properties. Schemas can be imported from multiple types of data sources, such as databases, XML schema files, or even a Shapefile. They can also be created directly in hale connect using the built-in modelling tools.

To create a new schema using a web address, follow this workflow logged in as a Theme Manager or Superuser:

  1. Go to “Schemas” on the main toolbar

  2. Go to “Create new schema” at the bottom of the schema list

  3. Select creation method. In the first step, select «Enter web address». Click «Continue»

  4. Define schema. Next, define the schema you want to use. The schema definition is determined by the creation method.

    • Provide the web address of your schema location (WFS, XSD). If you are using WFS, provide a DescribeFeatureType request. When you are finished, click «Continue»

    • Add information. Provide the name, author, type and version of your schema. When you are finished, click «Continue»

    • Confirm creation. In the final step, review your schema. You have the option to add or create a theme for your schema. When you are finished, click «Create» to save the schema