When a user downloads a public spatial dataset, usually what they’ll get is a file with information spanning a large region. This means they’re downloading more data than they’re looking for, and they have to put in the extra work to cut out the select data they need.

By using a data distribution map for retrieving data, a user can download datasets for their selected area of interest. This can save users the tedious tasks of cleaning, transforming, and converting their data which will allow them to jump directly into the analysis phase.

How It Works

Choose the data you'd like to retrieve by selecting a data layer from the drop-down. Select your area of interest by using the pop-out map to draw a polygon. You can do this by using to shape icons on the left-hand side of the map.

Select the coordinate system you'd like your data to be displayed in, and the output file format of your choice. You're done! Click OK to begin downloading your custom dataset.


Build This Demo Yourself

Turn this FME demo into reality at your organization. Follow the steps in our tutorial and use the files in GitHub.

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