Copy the data from your computer to your working folder on the GGE data server

After downloading your data to your computer, you need to upload the acquired data to the GGE server. Compared with loading data from a local computer when running GIS on the Citrix platform, whether it is Online App or Online Desktop, using data from the GGE server will perform better.

Tools to navigating data


Online App

If you are using Online App, please use ArcCatalog.  File Explorer is not available on Online App.

Steps: 

  1. Launch ArcCatalog
  2. Set the source folder at your computer
  3. Set the destination folder at Medusa
  4. Transfer data

Launch ArcCatalog

Apps -> All Apps -> ArcCatalog

Citrix Online App

Set the source folder at your computer

  1. Click "Connect to Folder"

    ArcCatalog - Citrix

  2. Go to "This PC" -> "Local Disk (C: on ....)" and then navigate to your data location.  Click Ok.

    Connect to source the local folder

    A connected folder should appear on the "Catalog Tree" panel. For example, the source folder at the local computer  - "\\Client\C$\users\GIS\Downloads"

    ArcCatalog Tree

Set the destination folder at the data server Medusa

  1. Click "Connect to Folder"

    ArcCatalog - Citrix

  2. On the Folder: field, enter "\\medusa\studentwork\gis".  Replace gis with your UTORid.

    Connect to destination folder

    A connected folder should appear on the "Catalog Tree" panel. For example, the destination folder at Medusa - "\\medusa\studentwork\gis" where gis should be your UTORid.

    All connectoins

Copy data

  1. Click + beside your connected source folder and navigate to your data.

    ArcCatalog - connections

  2. Right-click your data and select Copy

    opy

  3. Click + beside your connected destination folder and navigate to your working folder.

  4. Right-click and select Paste

    Paste data

Online Desktop

  1. Sign in to one of UTM labs
  2. Click Windows Logo Windows Start
  3. Select Document

    Select Documents

  4. Go to "This PC" -> "OS (C:)"  and navigate to your downloaded data.  "OS (C:)" - OS is the name of your hard drive and depends on your system.

    File Explorer C

  5. Right-click your data and select Copy
  6. Enter "\\medusa\StudentWork\gis" and replace gis with your UTORid.  Then navigate to your workspace and paste your data.

    File Explore Medusa