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Glossary

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Account

To become a user of Ellipsis Drive, one must have an account with Ellipsis Drive. With an Ellipsis Drive Account, you can do things like store, share and sell spatial data.
Term
Definition
Free Account
Users with a Free Account can store up to 5GB of data without any fees being levied.
Regular Account
Users with a Regular Account can set a storage limit of their choice but cannot make content private.
Pro Account
Users with a Pro Account can make blocks private. The storage fee for Regular and Premium accounts is based on the storage size a user allocates.

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Data

Ellipsis Drive is here to help people share, manage and commercialize spatial data. Spatial data can be raster data or vector data. The words raster and vector refer to types of data. Ellipsis Drive uses raster and vector data to refer to data that clients have or may have.

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Map

Users can create maps to store their data. These maps can be of type raster or vector.
Term
Definition
Raster Map
A map created for storing raster data is called a raster map
Vector Map
A map created for storing vector data is called a vector map

Vector Map

A map created to store vector data is called a vector map. Vector maps consist of Vector-layers. These vector layers consist of features.
A vector-layer can have one or multiple styles.
Term
Definition
Feature
A feature is a representation of a real-world object on a map. These features have a geometry that can be a point, multi point, line, multi line, polygon or multi polygon. A feature also has properties containing some non-spatial information. These features can have multiple versions. Users can attach time series and messages to features. A message can have an optional image.
Geometry
A geometry is used to represent the spatial component of features . The geometry gives some geographical location.
Style
A style defines a colour for the vector based on a set of rules applied to the properties of the vector.
Properties
A vector can have properties, these contain the non spatial information of the feature
time series
Time series are sets of triples of date, property and value. They can be added to a feature.
messages
Messages with optional photos can be added to a feature.

Raster Map

A map created to store raster data is called a raster map. Raster map consists of captures. Each capture consists of a raster with bands. The user can include methods to visualize these rasters. When a method is added to a map we call it a visualization. A raster map, therefore, has a number of captures times the number of visualization raster-layers
Term
Definition
Timestamp
A timestamp is a repository for all raster files belonging to the same date range.
Visualization Method
Visualization method offers the user various options to represent data.
Raster Layer
A visualization of the timestamps

Layer

A layer is the smallest unit that a person can add to a map.
Term
Definition
Ellipsis Layer
If a user works in his or her own Ellipsis Drive environment, we refer to a layer as an Ellipsis layer.
External Layer
If a user creates maps using layers not hosted on Ellipsis Drive, we refer to those layers as external layers.

♻️ Sharing Status

Data in Ellipsis Drive can be shared with your audience by setting up the correct status on the map or folder.
πŸ‘‰ Read more about sharing status here.

πŸ”“ Access Level

Using the access levels offered by Ellipsis Drive, users can control the actions that the audience should be able to do on the shared data. There are different access levels that can be set over a map or a folder.
πŸ‘‰ Read more about access level here​

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File System

For each account, Ellipsis Drive has 4 roots. My Drive, Shared With Me, Favorites, and Trash. These roots can contain folders and blocks.
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Definition
Path
The location of a map or folder is called a path.
My Drive
My Drive root stores all the maps and folders that are owned by a user
Shared With Me
In the Shared With Me root, a user can find all maps and folders that are shared with them.
Favorites
The Favorites root contains maps and folders that have been favorited by the user.
Trash
Trash contains all removed maps and folders owned by that user.

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Ellipsis App

The Ellipsis app has main locations defined in the table below.
Term
Definition
Drive
Drive is the location that is used to manage the file structure. Users can organize folders and maps here.
Settings
These settings can be utilized to manage a map.
Viewer
This is used to inspect a map or create maps out of multiple layers
Library
To search for content
Storage Dashboard
To manage/upgrade your storage space
Account
To manage username, avatar, OAuth client etc.
Balance
To manage all your finances and payment options

❌ Removal

Items in Ellipsis Drive can be removed in a reversible or irreversible manner.
Term
Definition
Item
An item can be a map, folder, feature, timestamp etc.
Archive
Archive is an action where an item is removed in a reversible way
Delete
Delete is an action where an item is removed in an irreversible way
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Vector Map
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Layer
♻️ Sharing Status
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File System
Ellipsis App
❌ Removal