VCGI's Custom Download Tool allows users to interactively "clip, zip, and ship" data in the file format of their choosing!
We are pleased to announce the release of a new tool that allows users to "customize" their data downloads from Vermont's Open GeoData Portal.
- Dataset must be visible before you can extract it! You'll need to zoom-in until you can see the actual dataset (eg: contours, imagery, etc) before you can extract it. If you can't see it you can't extract it!
- Every dataset has a different "maximum area" that can be extracted. This has been done to reduce server load and avoid the extraction of extremely large files. You should be ok if you zoom-in to the "visible" scale. However, if you define an area-of-interest bigger than the max-area you'll get an empty zip file (there will be a log file in the zip...and it will tell you that the file was skipped). We plan to improve the user experience for the next release; providing the user with immediate notification if the area-of-interest exceeds the maximum for the dataset.
- As noted above, the Custom Download Tool is available for a subset of datasets. We anticipate adding more over time, primarily "large" datasets such as LiDAR, giving you the option to grab only what you need!