New to WeoGeo? Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Below you will find information to help you get started using WeoGeo.
WeoGeo Market is a public, online resource for searching for, buying, and selling location-based data. Market provides users with the option to customize the file type, datum-projection, and geographic extent of the data ordered allowing you to purchase the data you want, how you want it. Learn more about WeoGeo Market or sign up and start finding data.
WeoGeo customizes every order to meet your needs, and uses the email address supplied during the registration process to contact you when your order has been processed and is ready to download.
On the MapView page, data is organized by geographic location. To find data, locate your area of interest on the map. This can be done with your mouse, the zoom bar, or by typing the place name into the location search bar. Once you have navigated to your area of interest, the search results will display data found for that area. You can further refine your search by typing a topic of interest into the text search box or using the filter options available in the Search & Results panel.
Click on a dataset in the search & results panel to order or learn more about the data.
Once you have found the data you wish order, you can select your customization options, then click the order button to begin the checkout process from the DataView page. Once you have completed your order it will be submitted for processing. Once your order is has been processed you will receive an email informing you that your order is ready to be downloaded. For a detailed walk-through of the ordering process, see: Ordering Data on WeoGeo Market.
Customization options vary depending on the type of data being ordered: vector, raster, or standard. Standard listings cannot be customized, while vector and raster listings can be customized or ordered as-is (Original Data). If available, you will be given the option to customize data on the DataView page.
Below are the customization options currently available:
|Spatial Customization||Full Data||Full Data||None|
|File Format||File Format|
|Layers (if available)||Spatial Resolution|
|Layers (if available)|
Processing time depends on the size and complexity of the data ordered. Most orders are processed within a few minutes. However very large, complex orders can take several hours or days to process. When your order has been processed, you will receive an email informing you that your order is ready to be downloaded.
When your order has been processed, you will receive an email informing you that your order is ready to be downloaded.
There are several ways to download data. Data can be downloaded through the WeoGeo Utility (download it here or via the web. Below is a brief description of how to download data, for a more through explanation, see: Downloading Your Order.
Downloading via the Web: To download your order via the web, you will need to access the download page. This can be accessed through the link included in the email you receive informing you that your order is ready to be downloaded or through the Account page on the WeoGeo website (click “Ready to Download” to access the download page). From the download page, click “Via Web” to display the download link. Then, click on the link to download your order.
Downloading with the WeoGeo Utility: To download data using the WeoGeo Utility, open the utility, sign in to your account, click on the order you wish to download, then click the download button. You will be prompted to select the location to which you would like to download the data. Once you have selected a download location, your download will begin.
For more information, see our Getting Started tutorials for detailed walk-throughs on how to use WeoGeo.