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.
Users with a Free Account can store up to 5GB of data without any fees being levied.
Users with a Regular Account can set a storage limit of their choice but cannot make content private.
Users with a Pro Account can make data layers private. The storage fee for Regular and Pro accounts is based on the storage size a user allocates.
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.
Layers are the units of spatial content. Users can create layers to store their data. These layers can be of type raster or vector.
A layer created for storing raster data is called a raster layer
A layer created for storing vector data is called a vector layer
A layer created to store vector data is called a vector layer. These vector layers consist of features.
A vector-layer can have one or multiple styles.
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.
A geometry is used to represent the spatial component of features . The geometry gives some geographical location.
A style defines a colour for the vector based on a set of rules applied to the properties of the vector.
A vector can have properties, these contain the non spatial information of the feature
A timestamp is a container for all vector files belonging to the same date range.
Time series are sets of triples of date, property and value. They can be added to a feature.
Messages with optional photos can be added to a feature.
A layer created to store raster data is called a raster layer.
A timestamp is a container for all raster files belonging to the same date range.
Styling method offers the user various options to represent data.
If a user works in his or her own Ellipsis Drive environment, we refer to a layer as an Ellipsis layer.
If a user creates maps using layers not hosted on Ellipsis Drive, we refer to those layers as external layers.
Data in Ellipsis Drive can be shared with your audience by setting up the correct status on the map or folder.
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.
For each account, Ellipsis Drive has 4 roots. My Drive, Shared With Me, Favorites, and Trash. These roots can contain folders and blocks.
The location of a layer or folder is called a path.
My Drive root stores all the layers and folders that are owned by a user
Shared With Me
In the Shared With Me root, a user can find all layers and folders that are shared with them.
The Favorites root contains layers and folders that have been favorited by the user.
Trash contains all removed layers and folders owned by that user.
ACTIVE storage makes your data available in the ED viewer as well as via the web services.
Data in the PASSIVE storage is not available as an online map. To be able to access your data, you need to activate it.
The Ellipsis app has main locations defined in the table below.
Drive is the location that is used to manage the file structure. Users can organize folders and layers here.
These settings can be utilized to manage a layer.
This is used to inspect a layer or create view out of multiple layers
To search for content
To manage/upgrade your storage space
To manage username, avatar, OAuth client etc.
To manage all your finances and payment options
Items in Ellipsis Drive can be removed in a reversible or irreversible manner.
An item can be a layer, folder, feature, timestamp etc.
Archive is an action where an item is removed in a reversible way
Delete is an action where an item is removed in an irreversible way