Using the Data Extract tool

Using the Data Extract tool

Overview

The Data Extract tool is designed to show you a list of map objects that are within another map object. This will help you answer questions such as:

  • Show me a list of all the Listed Buildings within my Council boundary.
  • Show me a list of all the addresses within 500m of a location.
  • Show me a list of all the SSSIs within an Ancient Woodland boundary.

It's essentially a cookie-cutter for map data.

Once it's returned the list you can export it to a CSV file (which can be opened in Excel or Notepad).

The Data Extract tool also has a Filter function which allows you to fine-tune your search before exporting.


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Method

  1. The first thing to do when performing a Data Extract is choose the Map Object that you want as your defining boundary (this is your cookie cutter shape). I can use any of the following:
    • An existing object in a Map Layer that you've created
    • An existing object in a Map Layer that's shared into your account (e.g. Ancient Woodland, Parish Boundaries, etc)
    • A temporary object that's been drawn using the Annotation tool
  2. Click on the object and select it from the list on the left-hand side if there are more than one map objects in the area.  Once it's selected it will highlight in blue.
  3. Click the three dots icon in the left-hand panel
  4. Click on Data Extract. This will open up a full-screen panel.
  5. Choose the Map Layer that you want to extract from the drop-down list in the top left. This list includes your Map Layers as well as ones shared into your account.
  6. Click Run. The results will appear in a list.
  7. Click Export. A file will be generated and will download to your computer.

Optionally, you can filter the data based on attributes within the Map Layer. For example, I might want to only return Listed Buildings that are Grade I. To filter a result:

  1. Choose a column from the filter drop-down
  2. Enter a value that you want to return
  3. Click Run

To close the tool, click Close.




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