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

Draw a polygon in the gridded area to select your area of interest. Choose which file format you’d like your point cloud data to be stored in along with the coordinate system, and whether or not you’d like the output tiled.

Click “Request Data” to begin processing your data. Once ready, a pop-up will appear with your download link.


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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