Setting Up an Account
New accounts can only be created by an existing company administrator or by obtaining an activation code by sending an email to support@vGIS.io. Company administrators and vGIS support will only require your full name and a valid email address to add you to the system.
Once your account has been created, you will receive an email providing the necessary instructions to log in and create a password. Click the link provided to activate your vGIS account.
Your web browser will open and display a vGIS portal screen (Fig. 1). Create your new password and confirm it before selecting Set Password.
Please note: Your password must be at least 6 characters long.
Once your password has been confirmed, select “Back to login”. This will take you to the vGIS admin portal screen (Fig. 1). Enter your email and password and select “Sign In”.
You will now have access to the vGIS Admin Portal. After logging in, you will be taken to your “Dashboard” home screen.
Your account profile name and password can be updated at any time from the Profile section.
To access the profile section, select “Profile” from the sidebar located on the left side of the screen.
To change your profile name, make the necessary alterations in the “First name” and “Last name” fields, and then click the update button. Once the changes have been applied, you will receive a message in the portal window stating that your profile has been updated. Please note: That both “First name” and “Last name” are mandatory fields. You will not be able to update your profile name with one missing.
To change your account password, enter your current password in the “Old password” field, and then enter your new password in the “New password” field. Press the “Change password” button. You will receive a message in the portal window, stating that your password has been updated once the changes have been applied.
Please note: That your password must be at least 6 characters long.
There are four sections of the portal that you will need to navigate on a regular basis. They are the Reports, Sidebar, Header, and Portal Window (Fig. 3).
Reports (1): The reports section, located in the top portion of the left sidebar, are read-only items that give important information about your company’s vGIS system. Selecting one of these items will take you to their respective portal page.
Sidebar (2): The sidebar section, located below the reports section on the left sidebar, contains a list of admin configurable items. Selecting one of these items will take you to their respective landing page. The bolded text displays the current page you are on.
Help & Profile (3): In this section, you can find all the relevant information about the vGIS portal, including video tutorials and help articles. In the profile menu, you will be able to edit your user information and password.
Search Bar (4): The search bar located at the top of the page allows you to search for specific items within the site you are currently on.