User instructions

The internet/intranet user interface of the Geophysics Information System offers two different search facilities (forms based/map based search), as well as download, visuaization and evaluation of searched data objects.
  • In order to start the forms-based search, choose one of the geophysical subsystems (magnetics, gravimetry, ...) or the supersystem (common metadata for objects of all subsystems) from the main menu:
    • Now a (maybe nested) submenu opens below the selected main menu item. Within this submenu, you may select the desired data object class (measurements, devices etc.).
    • If you search within the supersystem, this search works subsystem-independent. If you search within a selected subsystem, only objects bound to this subsystem, e.g. only projects containing gravimetrical measurements, will be searched.
    • After choosing the object class to be searched, a search condition entry form appears in the upper right frame of the screen. Please enter your search conditions and press button Start to start search procedure.
    • Data objects matching the search conditions are displayed as a table within the lower right frame. This table is called hitlist view. Each hitlist row contains a subset of important attributes of search hit object. Due to performance reasons, the number of hitlist rows visible at the same time is limited. However, using the navigation buttons, you can page through the whole hitlist.
    • A mouseclick on an entry in column ID of the hitlist shows the object with all of its attributes in the upper right frame. This view is called single hit view.
    • Within the single hit view, you may navigate to neighbour objects in the database, e.g. from a measurement device to the measurements performed with this device. These neighbour objects are displayed as list in the lower right screen frame again, exactly like a search hitlist.
    • Both in the hitlist and in the single hit view you may apply different actions for analyzing, visualizing, interpreting, download etc. to the data object(s).
  • The main menu item map search allows you to search data objects in a map based way. This means, that you may navigate (zoom in/out, pan, text search for names of cities, mountains, ...) within a map of Germany and to see the location of database objects as signatures in front of the background map. A click on any signature opens a windows with selected attributes of the object. It is also possible, to draw a rubber band around a set of signatures to see these objects as a hitlist and to download them as an export file.
  • A third possibility for accessing FIS GP data exists under main menu item grid center. This part of FIS GP/WEB contains and offers regular geo-referenced grids (currently only 2D grids) of different geophysical themes, e. g. gravimetric anomalies, underground temperatures etc. Grids can be reduced to subgrids, exported, visualized or used for calculations.
  • FIS GP/WEB offers several kinds of help facilities:
    • Help text bubbles appear if you touch form elements with the mouse pointer and a HTML help page appear if you press the help button on a FIS GP/WEB form.
    • Data models of superstructure and subsystems are available via menu items data model of the main menu.
  • Menu item settings may be used to show and (in some cases) to modify the user account and the personal settings. At this time there are only two submenu items:
    • Menu item session shows and changes different session parameters, e.g. the choice of a system for entering and displaying of coordinates.
    • Meu item user account shows information about your user account (e.g. your address and your access rights) and allows the change of some account attributes.