The CSDI Portal is the entry point of the CSDI where you can discover, view and use the spatial datasets for supporting your smart applications. The major functions of the Portal including search of dataset, showing content, download and preview. Please see the paragraphs below for more information about the functions:
There are several ways for searching a spatial dataset:
Your searching result will be shown in the Catalog Page. Dataset title and basic description about the datasets will be displayed.
The searching result can be filtered by providing further keywords in the searching box of Catalog Page.
In the Catalog Page, more information of a dataset can be shown by clicking the Dataset Title. The following information of the dataset extracting from the metadata will be displayed:
Apart from the above information, you can download the spatial data by clicking Download Dataset next to the Abstract Section or connecting the web service resources from your system via the copied resource link by clicking the Web Service Link above the Other Resources Section.
Currently, the open and machine readable formats available for user to download are vector formats like GeoPackage, GML and raster formats like GeoTiff, which are all defined under Open Geospatial Consortium standard.
There are several ways to preview a spatial dataset:
The Map View Page currently supports display of over 400 datasets. Click Layer List on Map Tools Menu to control the display and style of the previewing datasets.
For the basic map layer, you can click BaseMap on Map Tools Menu of Map View Page to select either colour, greyscale or orthophoto imagery as background when previewing your dataset.