Once your dataset application has been approved, we’ll unlock the ability to upload data to your dataset. In this article, we’ll discuss how you can upload a new version of your data, and the notifications you’ll receive.
Tip: If this is the first time you’ve gone through the process of publishing a dataset, we recommend that you read this article in conjunction with the next article in the series - Scheduling data updates. It’s generally recommended that you schedule and automate the process of updating your data.
Reference: Any data you upload should follow the requirements outlined in our Requirements for uploading geospatial data article.
Now that your dataset is approved, we’ve activated the ability to populate it with data. On your DUT Dashboard you’ll now find your dataset application has moved under the “Active Datasets” section.
- Click the “Upload History” button for your dataset to navigate to the Upload tab for your dataset.
- Choose the “Upload New Dataset” button to open the upload popup.
- Drag and drop the zipped File Geodatabase or Shapefile into the pop-up window or click the pop-up box to browse to the zip file to upload.
- Click ‘Upload’ and a progress bar will appear to show the progress of the upload.
Time: Depending on the size of your dataset, and your internet connection speed and reliability, this process may take some time. Please leave your browser open until the upload process is complete.
Receiving data upload notifications
Once your data has been uploaded, the contacts nominated for your dataset will receive an email notification confirming if the dataset was uploaded and ingested successfully.
Important: If you’re testing your scheduled data upload process and we haven’t yet approved your dataset then our data ingest processes won’t be triggered. The data you load will sit in your S3 folder, and you won’t receive any notifications from us.
Successful data loads
If your data has loaded successfully you will receive an email notification and the Upload tab on your DUT console will show a successful upload event.
Congratulations, your data is now loaded into our database!
Tip: You can return to the Upload History page at any time to review the history of updates to any of your datasets.
Unsuccessful data loads
An unsuccessful load will provide details as to why the load was unsuccessful and this will need to be rectified before uploading again. When we receive notice of an unsuccessful data load, we’ll undertake an initial investigation of the issue and will contact you to discuss resolving them.
Tip: In the email notification about an unsuccessful data load you can quickly access the raw geoprocessing results by clicking the link provided in the email. This will give you detailed information about why the data ingest process failed. If you believe you know what went wrong, please go ahead with fixing them and retrying you upload.
Help: As always, if you need assistance we’re here to help.