FAQs

What is geodata4edu.ch’s target group?

Students, researchers and tutors from Swiss universities from various disciplines with varying knowledge levels regarding GIS.

Who is behind geodata4edu.ch?

The national geoportal geodata4edu.ch was established within the scope of the cooperative project Geodata for Swiss Education (Geodata4SwissEDU; project duration 1 January 2015 – 31 March 2017). The cooperative partners are ETH-Bibliothek, the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation at ETH Zurich (IKG) and the University of Applied Science Rapperswil (HSR). The project is part of the swissuniversities-funded SUC programme 2013-2016 P2 “Academic Information: Access, Processing and Safeguarding”.

When can I start using geodata4edu.ch?

Productive operations: scheduled from early 2017

Test phase: scheduled from the end of 2016

General

Students, researchers and tutors from Swiss universities from various disciplines with varying knowledge levels regarding GIS.

The national geoportal geodata4edu.ch was established within the scope of the cooperative project Geodata for Swiss Education (Geodata4SwissEDU; project duration 1 January 2015 – 31 March 2017). The cooperative partners are ETH-Bibliothek, the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation at ETH Zurich (IKG) and the University of Applied Science Rapperswil (HSR). The project is part of the swissuniversities-funded SUC programme 2013-2016 P2 “Academic Information: Access, Processing and Safeguarding”.

Operations started from 1 May 2017.  A prerequisite for using geodata4edu.ch is the participation from one’s own institution.

Data access

ArcGIS for Desktop Applications may be connected either to ArcGIS Online or to Portal for ArcGIS. Basically, there is an existing connection to ArcGIS Online Portal. This connection has to be modified in ArcGIS Administrator to be able to use the Webservice (Portal HSR-Services for Geodata). ArcGIS Administrator is opened by using Windows Start or via the ArcGIS folder. It is important having closed all of the ArcGIS for Desktop Applications, because otherwise modifications will not be saved.

Im ArcGIS Administrator choose the „Advanced“ button, next choose „Manage Portal Connection“. By using „Add“ Schaltfläche the URL address to the Portal may be filled in: https://geodata4edu.hsr.ch/portal

Click “OK” and the Portal for Geodata URL address will be added as a new Portal Connection.

Then choose „Connect“ and save the modifications.