Enviroment Menu

The following items of the Experiment menu illustrate the order of dependency:

  1. Layers
  2. Layer page


Layers refers to the data group that handles enviromental data. Layer can cover multiple locations and include multiple attributes for data collection.

Layer window showing loaded layers (select to zoom)

The following table describes the contents of the Layer window:

Field Description
ID A unique ‘system’ identifier of the Layer
Layer Name The user provided name of the Layer
Layer Name The selected LayerType (user defined ‘types’ for a Layer)
Create Date/Time Create Date/Time of Layer

Layer Actions

The following table lists all the actions that can be performed for the selected Layer in KDManage. Note: The presence of action types is dependant upon the Layer state - not all action types will be available for all Layers.

Layer Actions
Button Action Description
grab-btn View Layer View layer in single page
add-btn Download Add a layer attribute to Layer
list-btn Edit List all layer attributes in layer
KDMan-upload-Btn Import Layer Data Import layer attribute data from CSV

Adding Layers

To add a Layer select the Add Layer button to display the Add Layer window.

The following illustration shows the Add Layer window, displaying the description fields:

Add a Layer window (select to zoom)

The fields for Add Trial window are described in the following table:

Field Mandatory Description
Layer Name M The name of the Layer. A naming convention is suggested (e.g. a concatenation of site, type, date, number).
Layer Alias   An alias for Layers
Layer Type M Either layer, layer2d or layerimg. These three values refer to the base name of the real layer.
Layer Metadata   Metadata for Layers
Is editable M Flag for whether Layer can be edited
Geometry Type M For internal layers, this is the type of the geometry and have to match OGC standards (POINT, MULTIPOINT, POLYGON .. etc)
Description   Description of Layer
Access Fields M Access Settings and Permissions

Add Layer Attribute to a Layer

Layer Attributes define the measurements that are collected in a Layer. For example: humdity. Users can define the size, type, unit name and any validation rule they require.

Add Layer Attribute to Layer

The fields for Add Layer Attribute are described in the following table:

Field Mandatory Description
Unit M Unit of uploaded data (refer to the Units topic)
Attribute Column Name M Name of Attribute
Attribute Column Type M Type of Attribute
Attribute Column Size M Data size of data of Attribute
Validation Rule   Validation rule
Attribute Column Unit Name M Unit name of Column

Import Data to a Layer

While most enviromental data will be uploaded via applications like KDSens, users can upload data via CSV through KDManage.

For each layer attribute, users will need to include a column in uploaded CSV.

Add Layer Attribute to Layer

The fields for Import Layer Data are described in the following table:

Field Mandatory Description
Layer data file M File of Layer data to be imported
Geomtry Column M The column in the CSV that contains the Geometry of each data point
Time Stamp M The column in the CSV that contains the Timestamp of each data point
All Layer Attributes in Layer Columns M Each Layer Attribute will appear as a field and users will need to specify each column in the CSV for each Layer Attribute. Users may not skip any of the Layer Attributes.

Layer page

Single Layers can be viewed as a single view which includes a live feed of the average Attribute values from a set time.

Layer page

The live feed of the layer data can be started by pressing KDMan-Start-Btn (Start) and stopped by pressing KDMan-Stop-Btn (Stop).

Map Device to Attribute

Devices can be mapped to an Attribute. This connects a device (usually a sensor) to a Layer Attribute to essentially specify which device is collecting data for an Attribute.

To map a device to an attribute, press (Map Device) for the appropiate Attribute.

Map device to Attribute
Map device to Attribute Window

The fields for Map device to Attribute are described in the following table:

Field Mandatory Description
Device Id M Id for device. (Note: this is not to be confused with Device Register Id)
Parameter M Name of parameter from the device for that attribute
Is Active M Flag to determine whether mapping is active