4.04.3 Preparing your Template shapefiles for upload

  1. Ensure the Template shapefile has been removed from your spatial software (or a lock file will prevent the upload from working).
  2. Ensure the shapefile(s) retains the same name as when it was downloaded.
  3. Select all files that you want to zip together (include shapefile components and any images or other zipped files).
  4. Right click, send to, Compressed (zipped) folder:image099

    Note: Do not put these files in a folder then zip the folder. GRID will not be able to read this type of structured zip file.

  5. Give the zipped folder an easily trackable and self-explanatory name (i.e. what specific data you are uploading).
  6. The zipped folder must only contain shapefiles/ images/ files for one activity.
  7. The zipped folder must contain ALL the template shapefiles for the one activity, even if they are blank (i.e for example, some activities have templates for different geometry types).
  8. Proceed to 4.5 Uploading your Data.