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Finding and Using Data

Querying Individual Map Features

Finding details about specific dataset features

When data is displayed on the map, use the ‘Find data on the map’ option under the ‘I want to…’ button to see more information about specific features. (This option is also available from the right-click menu.) Note that this option will not work unless you already have data displayed.

Once selected, you can click on an individual feature (point, line or polygon), or draw a rectangle around a number of features. Additional information about the selected features will then be displayed in the left-hand panel: 

Querying individual map features - water monitoring sites

Click on a feature in the left-hand panel to view more details. To return to the list of features, click the ‘x’ (close button) in the top right corner of the left-hand panel.

Displaying data in expanded or table view

Once you have used the 'Find data on the map' option to select one or more features, it becomes possible to view the data in an expanded table view. To do this, click the Panel Actions Menu button (depicted by four horizontal lines), then select 'Switch to Table':

Switch to table

The data applicable to the location displays along the bottom of the map:

Data applicable, table view

Use the menu button (four horizontal lines) again if you wish to switch back to a vertical data view.

Export to CSV, XLSX or ArcGIS Shapefile

You can also export the data displayed in the table. To do this, click the Panel Actions Menu button (depicted by four horizontal lines), then select the desired export option, for example 'Export to CSV':

Export to CSV

How to filter and query data to show specific attributes

The 'Tools' button on the SEED map includes 'Query' and 'Filter' functions. These are similar in that both are used to find and display specific attributes within a dataset. Which one you use depends on whether you want to view the queried data in the context of the rest of the dataset.

For example, you may want to see which coal seam gas boreholes have been drilled by AGL:

  • ‘Query’ will highlight the AGL boreholes but will still display all the other boreholes.
  • ‘Filter’ will only display the AGL boreholes and will remove the other boreholes from the map. 

Here's how to use the Query or Filter function:

  1. Display the dataset in which you are interested (as described earlier on this page).
  2. Select the 'Tools' button on the map, then either 'Query' or 'Filter'. The panel to the left of the map will display fields where you can define the required attributes.
  3. In the Data Source dropdown field, select the type of data you wish to query (for example, Coal Seam Gas Boreholes):
  4. In the next set of fields, select the attribute you wish to query/filter. These will change to match the Data Source previously selected. In this example we have selected LICENCE_HOLDER. Then select an operator, (for example "equal to" =), and then the specific attribute which in this case is AGL:
    Query dropdown

You can add more conditions by using the 'Add another condition' button to build up a set of attributes to query/filter.