When adding or editing a server-side data source, either SG Scanner type or from an Oracle Spatial, SQL Server, PostgreSQL or ESRI ArcSDE database, SkylineGlobe Server scans the data folder or database and allows you to select which of its layers to publish. Whenever changes are made to this data source, it can be rescanned to update the server. More about: Adding data sources > and Publishing layers from a server-side data source >
To publish a new or updated layer from a server-side data source:
- If the layer’s data source was not yet added, add the data source. If it was already added, edit the data source. More about: Adding data sources > and Editing data sources >
- When setting the data source properties, note that the View Access and Edit Access set will determine the view and edit access for the layer(s) you are publishing or republishing (with your changes).
- Click Scan Now. An owner must be assigned to the data source before it is scanned. Only an owner or administrator can modify layer properties. The data source is automatically scanned and the Scan Results are displayed with a list of all files found in the data source and status information:
- Existing – Previously scanned layer that was not modified.
- Updated – Previously scanned layer that was updated.
- New – New layer in the data source.
- Deleted – Previously scanned layer that was deleted.
- The leftmost column of the Results table displays the default and recommended action for each of the layers, which directly correlates to the layer’s status:
- No marking – Do not update the SkylineGlobe layers with this change (for previously scanned layers that were not modified).
- ✓ – Publish/update layer to SkylineGlobe Server (for new and updated layers).
- X – Delete the SkylineGlobe layer (for deleted layers).
- Modify the default actions as required, and click OK. All property changes that you made will be applied to all selected layers.