Illustrating with an overview¶
To help the user identify a metadata record of interest, you can create a graphic overview (or thumbnail) in the form of an image and attach it to the metadata record. For example, if your metadata record describes some geographic dataset then the graphic overview could be an image of the map with legend produced by an OGC Web Map Service.
You can associate one or more overviews with a record.
Thumbnails are displayed in search results and metadata view:
Associated resources panel, click on the
Add a document button
to open the
Link an online resource to the current metadata wizard.
Thumbnails can be added using 3 sources:
- From a URL on the web
- From a file attached to the metadata
- From a file generated using a visualization service
Generating a thumbnail using WMS layers¶
If you have registered a WMS layer in the current metadata record (see Linking a WMS layer),
a thumbnail can be generated using it on top of the base layer map.
Create thumbnail tab and choose the area to be print on the
thumbnail. The image created is added to the filestore.