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Data Users

Learn how to find, appraise, crop and access data on any Koordinates site.

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The layout of a Koordinates site

In this guide, we provide a brief introduction to the basic layout of a Koordinates site. Don’t worry if you forget where anything is: we’ll keep reminding you of where to go in our other user guides.

The search bar

At the top of the screen, you’ll see the search bar. Note that this can only be used for topic searches—such as “Wellington aerial photography” or “contours"—and not for searches on specific street addresses. You can search for specific street addresses on the map itself. 

Search filters

Below the search bar, you'll see two drop-down menus, giving you the option to filter your results by location and source. 

Search results

Below the filters, you will see your search results. 

The collection pane

To the right of your screen, you will see the collection pane, which contains a small map and a list of the items in your collection. 

The top menu

Running along the top of the entire screen is the top menu. 

In the top-menu, you can find:

  • About provides a range of options to learn more about the Koordinates platform.
  • Help provides a drop-down menu, giving you a range of help options, including Contact Us.
  • Sign In allows you to sign in using your Koordinates ID. Once you are signed in, this option will be replaced by your name, which will in turn provide a drop-down menu with a range of account options.
  • A notification bell, which enables you to keep track of your downloads.
  • Your collection, which provides a list of all data layers ready for export.
  • Finally, the export button gives you the option of downloading or ordering your chosen data.

The map

If you click the small map in your collection pane, it will expand to full-screen. 

The map has five general features.

  • The small magnifying glass in the top left of the map, which we call ‘marquee zoom’, allows you to zoom to specific areas, including ‘world’ and ‘selected items.’
  • Below that, the + and - buttons allow you to zoom in or out more gradually.
  • The next symbol allows you to crop any datasets you have added to the map
  • At the top of the map, you can choose what kind of base map you want to use. You can select from Terrain, Streets, Satellite or Blank—which you can use if you don’t want a base map at all.
  • Next, you’ll see a small search bar, which allows you to search for a street address or place name, such as "256 Bidwill Street" or "Christchurch." To make it easier, the search bar gives you suggested search results, which saves you from having to type the whole address.
  • Finally, select 'Layers' to edit the layers that appear on your map.