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Edit descriptive information of a layer


Select Edit from the Ellipsis menu for your chosen dataset


Add and edit descriptive information

What descriptive information can I add? 


Rename your dataset, or keep the default provided by Koordinates.


This is the organisation or group that owns the data, and is responsible for publishing the data on the Koordinates platform. 


If your data is free, you will be asked to set a license. If you choose ‘Creative Commons,’ you will be asked to decide which Creative Commons license applies to your work.

If you wish to add a bespoke license, you can learn how to do this here.


A text field to describe the data layer. 


Choose the category to which the document will belong. This will help users find your dataset, and will be available for them to use as a filter as they browse for data. 


You have the option of adding tags to your data, to assist with search optimisation. 

Primary keys

Add a primary key, if applicable. If you are unsure of whether you should edit this field, leave it unchanged. 

Elevation field

Set an attribute to represent the elevation (or 'Z') field for your data. 


Edit the metadata for your data layer by clicking Edit Metadata

Learn more about adding and editing metadata.


Decide who can view and download your data.

Learn more about permissions.