How to Use the Select Data Tool
Use the Select Data Tool to convert Map Room data into tabular form, letting you download data as a .csv file. This tool is available to all SparkMap users.
Load Your Map Layer
Select Your Location
Explore and Download Your Data
Step 1 – Load Your Map Layer
The Select Data Tool is only accessible once you add a map layer in the Map Room.
Once you’ve added the map layer from which you wish to download data, access the Select Data Tool by clicking the “Tools” tab and scroll to the Select Data Tool heading (Figure 1).
Step 2 – Select Your Location
After choosing the Select Data Tool, four data selection options will appear: Select by Rectangle, Select by Polygon, Select by Lasso, and Select by Radius (Figure 2).
Choose whichever data selection option allows you to best draw a border around your location of interest.
Upon choosing a data selection option, instructions for drawing your area will appear (Figure 3).
Draw your area of interest on the map (Figure 4).
Step 3 – Explore and Download Your Data
Once your shape is complete, double click to end the drawing.
To view your selected data as a table, select the “show attributes” button (Figure 6).
To download your attribute table as .csv, select the “Download data” button.