Finding Data on WeoGeo Market

WeoGeo empowers users to easily find spatial data from anywhere and everywhere. Let’s take a look at how to find data on WeoGeo Market.

To begin, go to market.weogeo.com. When you enter the Market website, you will see a map, centered on your current location (based on your IP address). I am in Portland, Oregon, so the map has centered itself over the Portland area, as shown in the image below.

On the left side of the page is the Search & Results panel. This section allows you to search for datasets by location or keyword and displays your search results.

Searching for Data

WeoGeo’s search is geographically based. Search results will only include datasets that intersect the area of the map you are viewing. When searching, you should first center the map over your area of interest, then narrow your results with a keyword search or by using our Advanced Search options.

There are two ways to move the map to your area of interest. You can either use the zoom bar and cursor to drag the map to your area of interest or you can use the Search Box in the Search & Results panel to move the map to your area of interest. The Search Box can find locations such as cities, states, zip codes, place names, and map coordinates.

For example, searching for "Florida" will center the map over the state of Florida and the Search & Results panel will now only show datasets whose geographic extent intersects Florida.

After centering the map over your area of interest, search results can be can be further refined by searching for keywords related to your topic of interest.

In the previous example, we centered our map over Florida, now, by searching for "habitat" we can limit our results to only show datasets that intersect Florida and contain the word "habitat."

Searches can be further refined with Advanced Search. The Advanced Search option allows for searching by date, file format, data provider, price, and more.

To use advanced searching options, click on the Advanced Search button, then select a facet to filter on.

Viewing Data Listings

Once you have completed your search, data listings that match your search appear in the Search & Results panel. Clicking on a listing in the Search & Results panel will display more information about the listing and direct you to the DataView page, where the data can be ordered.

Once you have completed your search, data listings that match your search appear in the Search & Results panel. In addition to viewing a list of results, each result corresponds to a gray box on the map. This gray box shows the geographic extent of each data listing displayed in the Search & Results panel. Hovering your cursor over an individual dataset in the Search & Results panel highlights the box representing the geographic extent of that listing.

Click on any data listing in the Search & Results panel to learn more information about it. This will open the Data Description Box, which contains a preview of the data and its description. Clicking on the "Details" button will take you to a page where you can customize and order the data.

Learn how to customize and order data with Ordering Data from WeoGeo Market.

The WeoGeo Market has tools to help you share datasets with others and keep track of new listings. The link tool allows users to share their WeoGeo Market searches with others and the RSS tool allows users to subscribe to an RSS feed that will update whenever new datasets are added or when changes are made to datasets within your search criteria (including your geographic area of interest).

The link tool allows users to easily share their WeoGeo Market search results with others. Clicking the link icon reveals two options:

  1. Permalink: The permalink contains all the parameters of your search and can be used to share your search results with others.
  2. Widget: The widget is a small version of the WeoGeo MapView page which contains all the parameters of your search. The widget link can be used to embed MapView results on a webpage.

RSS Feed

Like Permalink, the RSS feed link contains the search parameters of your most recent search. Opening this link in an RSS Feed Reader will give you updates to your search criteria (anything you have set in the Search & Results or Filter panels) within the geographic area shown in MapView. Your Feed Reader will be updated to any dataset added to the WeoGeo Market listings that match your search criteria.