This module allows you to share your HGA project with others who do not have the program by creating a configurable webpage to share with project team members and/or stakeholders. You can find this option by selecting Modules > Online Sharing .
You can also load an existing Online Sharing configuration in the Project Tree by double-clicking on it. Right-clicking on an existing Online Sharing item in the Project Tree will provide the following options:
•New: creates a new empty Online Sharing configuration
•Open: opens the selected Online Sharing configuration
•Show in browser: provides a list of link(s) to recently published configurations. Selecting a link will open the published Online Sharing configuration in your default browser.
•Rename: allows you to rename the Online Sharing configuration
•Delete: deletes the selected Online Sharing configuration
•New Folder: creates a new folder on the Online Sharing node of the Project Tree
•Expand: expands the selected node of the Project Tree
•Collapse: collapses the selected node of the Project Tree
The Online Sharing module contains several options for working with Online Sharing configurations:
•Save: creates a new empty Online Sharing configuration
•Save as: opens the selected Online Sharing configuration
•Launch browser: launches the most recently published version of the current Online Sharing configuration in your default browser.
•Name: allows you edit the name of the Online Sharing configuration
On the first tab you can provide some general information regarding the project, including the project name, a description, contact information and a project/corporate logo.
Please Note: although the supplied logo will be stretched to fit the html container, the optimal dimensions are based on an aspect ratio of 3:2 (e.g. 150 pixels wide by 100 pixel high).
The Queries tab allows you to select one or more queries to display data that is important for your project (for example chemical concentration information).
The Charts tab allows you to create and organize charts based on data from one or more queries using the Charts tree, as shown below.
You can add, remove, edit, and organize charts to the Charts tree using the toolbar:
•Add a chart page: creates a new empty chart configuration
•Add a folder: opens the selected Online Sharing configuration
•Delete: deletes the selected chart or folder
•Move Up: moves the selected item up in the folder Chart tree
•Move Down: moves the selected item down in the folder Chart tree
•Rename Folder: allows you to rename the selected folder
You can configure a chart selected in the Charts tree on the right side of the tab. The first step is to select a Source query that contains the data to be plotted. Other options are described below:
•Chart Title: allows you to create a title for the chart. This will be the label in the Charts tree as well as the title displayed on the chart itself.
•Chart Type: allows you to choose what type of plot will be shown on the chart; currently, you can choose from Line or Scatter.
•X-axis: allows you to select the source data for the X-axis - this is commonly a date/time field.
•X-axis label: the label for the X-axis that will appear on the chart
•Y-axis label: the label for the Y-axis that will appear on the chart
•Plot options: a set of options to add Y-value source data and configure the appearance of the data series:
Please Note: the query should be set up to sort the data according to the source data field for the X-axis otherwise the data plot may not appear correctly.
The following options are available to configure the series plotted on the Chart:
•Add Series: adds a new data series for plotting
•Add Line: adds a new line with a specified constant Y-value. This is particularly useful if you want to add a threshold/criteria value to compare against the data (e.g. a regulatory limit concentration).
•Remove series: removes the currently selected data series.
•Group-by-Field: the field by which data series should be grouped into distinct series (e.g. Station name or Station ID) (for Series only)
•Constant: a constant value to plot (for Lines only)
•Name: the name of the data series to be added.
•Source Field: the field in the data query which contains the y-values of the series (for Series only)
•Line Color: sets the color of the lines for the data series
•Line Style: allows you to select the line type. Options include: Solid, Dash, or Dot
•Line Thickness: allows you to select the width of the line
•Point Color: sets the color of the data points for the data series
•Point Size: sets the size of the data point for the data series
The Maps tab allows you to select layers from any of the maps in your project that you wish to share. Additionally, any water level information for the points layers you select from the map will be included in the Online Share. You have an option to specify if you want a specific date range for the water levels or simply include all water levels. This will be displayed as water level elevations in the Online Share when you select a station on the Map.
Once you have setup the Online Sharing Configuration, you can select the publish button at the bottom of the dialog. This allows you to configure where the Online Sharing webpage will be published to. Options include:
When publishling a configuration, you may select the option to launch your default browser at the Project page of the published Online Sharing Configuration.
If you select the custom web server option, the Online Sharing Configuration will be published directly to the webserver you specify via FTP. You must have the proper credentials to access and modify files in the location you specify.
If you select the Local file folder option, the Online Sharing Configuration will be published to a local folder that you specify. You have the option to clear out the contents of this folder before publishing so that you only have the latest information present in the folder you specify.
Please Note: most browsers will not correctly display files loaded from a local or network drive. In order to view the Online Share correctly, they must be viewed via a web server. You may be able to preview files stored locally by using a local web server such as IISExpress.
If you select the Waterloo Hydrogeologic (Demo) Web Server, the Online Sharing Configuration will be published to the Waterloo Hydrogeologic Demo (Demo) server. This server is available as a courtesy for demonstration/preview purposes only.
Please Note: the use/availability of the Waterloo Hydrogeologic Demo (Demo) server has been discontinued.
The following images are screenshots of an example project Online Share:
Project Tab Example
Queries Tab Example
Charts Tab Example
Maps Tab Example
If you select one of the stations on the map you will find a pop up with some additional information.
Also, the pop up will provide a link to visualize the water levels (in another window) associated with that stations if the water level data options were set up on the Maps tab.