Discover data

You can find data within an Open Data site by typing text into a search box or by searching the map. Both methods allow you to refine your results to help find the exact data you are looking for.

Search by keywords

Use the search box to find data by keywords, or leave it blank to view all available datasets.

  1. Click Search at the upper right of the home page to open the search box.
  2. Type your keyword or words and click Enter or the magnifier icon in the search box to see a list of results in the lower portion of the page.

Sort results list

A way to refine the search results is to use the sort by option above the results list. This option allows you to sort by relevance, name, upload date, and modification date.

Search within a map

Another way to find datasets is to search within the preview map. Find a specific location on the map, or zoom into an area of interest and see all the available data for that area. The search results update as you navigate the map.

  1. Click Search at the upper right of the home page to open the search box.
  2. Check the box next to Within Map above the search results.
  3. Specify the geographic area to search by zooming to the location you want to search or by typing a place name into the search box in the lower left corner of the preview map.

Find related data

Once you've done an initial search and found a dataset you like, you can find similar datasets. There are two ways to do this: through related data or with tags.

  • Related data—The Related data section of the profile page lists similar datasets. Click one of the names to access the related data.
  • Tags—Click a tag in the profile page to perform a new search based on that tag.