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Hover over the targets on the image below for basic assistance with the Data Search page.

Help Data Search

View the number of results and scroll to additional results pages.

Use the forward and reverse arrows to page to additional results on other pages. The number of results per page is determined by the selected "Limit" in the search panel.

Record Type:

Data: A downloadable file, or group of files, usually of the same data type.

Project: A collection of different data types, that are all associated with a single record. A project may contain several data types including maps, GIS, images, databases, etc., or may only contain information on the project.

Download files associated with a data record.

If this button is visible, the record has data or project information that can be downloaded.

Zoom to the location of the record on the map.

If the ‘Zoom To’ button is visible, the record has a geographic location associated with it.

Click to view additional details about a record.

View the full record

Click the 'Full Record' button to view all additional information about the record, additional download options, and contact information.

Change the map zoom level.

Click the button to zoom in.

Click the button to zoom out.

Zoom in to a specific area by holding down the shift key while left clicking the mouse with the cursor on one corner and dragging the cursor to the opposite corner of the area of interest.

Control the size and extent of the map window.

Zoom to default extent.

Select area of interest.

Make visible or hide map.

Make the map larger or smaller.

Make map full screen or return to normal.

Points represent the locations of data and projects in the results panel.

Click on a point to highlight the data or project record in the results panel.

See the legend below for additional details.

Select a Base Layer for the map.

Available Base Layers include:

  • Google Physical
  • Google Streets
  • Google Hybrid
  • Google Satellite
  • GINA Best Data Layer
  • GINA Nautical Charts
  • GINA Landsat Panchromatic
  • GINA Shaded Relief
  • GINA Topographic DRG
  • Alaska SDMI Ortho-Natural Color
  • Alaska SDMI Ortho-Color Infrared
  • Alaska SDMI Grayscale

*Note: You may have to increase map size to see all options.

Keyword Search

Enter one or multiple text keywords and click the search button to view the results.

Sort - Select the parameter to sort search results based on; Title, Relevance or Agency.

Limit - Set the number of results to show in the search reslts window; 30, 100, 500, 1000, 2000 or 5000.
*Note: the greater the number, the greater the time required to render the results.

Export as... - Export the search results for further analysis; CSV, HTML or PDF.

Sort Order - Select the order to display the search results; ascending or descending.

Reset - Reset the search parameters.

Search - Apply search parameters.

Filter by and view the results from each collection.

Click on a collection name to search within that collection. This filter remains active until another Collection is selected, or you click on the selected Collection again to deactivate it.

For each collection, the number of records in that Collection are displayed.

Apply advanced filters to refine your search.

Available Advanced Filters include: Record Type, Data Type, Status, Date, ISO topic, Region, Agency , Contact.

Select one or multiple filters as needed. Once you are finished, scroll to the bottom of the Advanced Filters list and click the "Apply" button or click the "Search" button above.

Map Legend

- Projects

- Data

- Selected Record

- Area of Interest

Status Legend

Not Published: This record has not been published and is only visible when logged in as a catalog manager.

Has Location: This record has a geographic location associated with it, and is visible on the map.

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