Layers organize objects from data sources into groups. These layers can be enabled, or disabled, by administrators and device users directly from the vGIS app and/or Admin Portal. The Layer Groups subcategory allows you to view, add, edit, and delete layers from the vGIS Admin Portal.
You can view the Layer Group Details page, by selecting a layer from the table (Fig. 1).
To add a new layer group, click on the global "+" sign on the top left corner of the portal and select the Layer Group option.
Complete the following fields and click Save.
- Identifier - any unique value to name the layer (identifier now automatically takes the lowercase Name value)
- Name - the label that will appear in the vGIS app (mandatory)
- Color - optional item to make the layer stand out visually in the vGIS app
- Category - optional field that assigns the layer to a category folder
Editing Layers from the Database
Layers can be edited by accessing the Layer Groups subcategory in the left-hand menu and pressing the edit icon that is next to the layer name or by clicking on the layer you want to edit.
Removing Layers from the Database
A layer can be removed from the database by pressing the "Delete" icon that is next to the layer name.
Important: Removing a layer from your vGIS account can affect the mapping of your configured data sources. Objects that are assigned to a deleted layer will no longer be viewable in the vGIS system until they are assigned to a viewable layer.
You can find a specific layer from the layer list by using the Search Bar located next to the Add Layer Group button. The search bar uses a free-form search algorithm that allows you to find the desired device by typing in a part of its name.
The Layers database can also be sorted by clicking on the headers. This will arrange the device list by the selected header in either ascending or descending order.