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Partly. Using existing content and collaborating on existing projects is free of charge, unless the owner is charging users and collaborators a subscription fee. You will be notified of this before agreeing to such payment terms. If you are the owner of projects on the Drive, you are charged a feed based on the amount you are currently storing. In short, usage is free unless you make use of paid content or if you host your own projects. To help new users settle in without risk to their business, our support team can get you started with your first projects free of charge. Contact us here to make your request!
Go to the Drive and navigate to storage details at the bottom left. Here you can increase and decrease your storage space in the drive.
You have three options here.1. You can increase your balance by making a direct payment to your account via PayPal. Your new balance is visible right away.2. You can request an invoice by contacting us with the amount that you’d like to increase your balance with, the username of the target account, and your companies invoicing details if they are not yet known to us. Your new balance will be available within 24 hours.3. As a trusted enterprise user you can choose to incur a negative balance and receive an invoice once a certain limit is reached (for example at - 200,-). That way you control the frequency and height of your invoices and you won’t need to manage balance manually.
You can generate revenue with your Drive content by setting a monthly subscription price. You receive payments from subscribers as balance on your Ellipsis account. These funds can then be transferred to your preferred bank account form there. Costs incurred during financial transitions, due to for example currency exchange, are for the cost of the user.
Yes, definitely! There are two ways to do this:1. By making your content public. In case you make your content public anyone can view your data without any credentials.2. By enabling link sharing for your project(s). If you choose to enable link sharing, only people with the correct link can access your content. You can configure the access to your projects in settings.
Ellipsis Drive is developed as an interoperable framework. You can use your data via standard protocols such as WFS-t and WMTS, via the Ellipsis Python package or via the API directly. Go to the developer center to see how.
We have two key tips for reducing cost:1. Only host visualizations of your raster data and remove the raw material. This can easily save you 80 to 90% of storage space. 2. Store your old projects in Ellipsis Drive cold storage. That way the meta data remains searchable and you can choose to reactivate the content at any point in time, while cutting down on spending.
Projects in hot storage are activated for all Drive functionalities. You and your collaborators can use your content simultaneously and in any tool. Not using your project very frequently anymore? Then you can place your project in cold storage (3 euro cents per GB). Here the meta data remains searchable but you need to activate your data again in hot storage to be able to use it.
You can upload your raster and vector data in two ways:1. Manually, by creating a new map or shape project and uploading your data via the UI.2. Automatically, by using scripting and our API to upload your data to our database.
Uploading vector data, except for point clouds, is done instantly and visible in the Viewer.Uploading point cloud data takes up to approximately 10 minutes to be uploaded and visible in the Viewer.Uploading raster data and creating a map takes up to 5-15 minutes to several hours, depending on the type of coordinate system that is used and amount of data that you want to upload. Rasters with a Web Mercator Projection are turned into an online map the fastest.
We support the most commonly used vector and raster data formats and are always actively looking to support new data formats based on your needs.
If you have a commercial account, you can hide your data in the Community Library search so it’s not searchable by other users on Ellipsis Drive. Sharing your data in a more private fashion can easily be done by creating user groups, defining the right access levels and adding specific users whom you want to share your data with.
We make 3 backups of all spatial data hosted in Ellipsis Drive, each week.