Data input tutorial

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These are the simple steps you need to perform to store your data (images) in Navigator-3.

Upload files

The first step is to upload the files using any FTP client (e.g. FileZilla) to your personal temporary folder, the URL is
Note the non-standard port number:


Alternatively you can map using your operating system measures, here is the example how to do it in Windows 7:

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In this case your temporary N3 folder will be available right from "Computer" folder like any other network location.

Login to Navigator-3

After the upload is finished you can login into the main data management interface: You should see your project there. Please double-click on the project node and rename it/add metadata:


Click Save button.

Create Animal

Now you are ready to create the Animal. Click Add button in the Animals column. You should see this:


Please provide the metadata, the red fields are mandatory. Click Save button. Select the created node by clicking on it:


Create Block

The similar way you create the Block – click on Add button in the Block column, fill in the metadata, click Save button and select the created Block node:


Representations: process the uploaded files

Once the Block node is selected click Add button in the Representations column. This button will open a panel with the files you’ve uploaded via FTP: Image006.png

Select the files and drag’n’drop them to the Representation column:

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Click Yes. The processing might be a time consuming task. After it has started you can close the browser and login later to check the progress:


Processing is finished

After some time the processing is finished:


That’s it – your images are stored in N3.

Tools you get right out of the box

These basic tools are available right after the processing is complete.

  1. High (virtually unlimited) resolution viewer. Double click on one of the Representation nodes and click OpenZoom button:
    It will open the viewer (use mouse (click, drag, wheel) to navigate):
  2. Film strip viewer. It’s available from Block node (double-click on a block to open the window):
    The filmstrip viewer shows all the Representations belonging to the Block (similar to files in a folder):

Data sharing

You can copy viewers URLs and share them (email, skype etc.) without accessing the main data management interface. The Private data is protected by username/password, the recipients should be associated (i.e. have an account) with the Project in order to access the data.