7 : Download Data to Your Local Machine
Perform a basic or advanced
search to find the data layer
in which you are interested.
Use the results dialog
to add a selected layer to your ArcView or ArcGIS
In ArcView use the select tool
to select the region of the file in which you are
interested. In ArcGIS, you may select a smaller area
using the select tool, but you don't need to make
a selection in order to save the data to your local
In ArcView go to Theme> Convert to Shapefile; then
save the file to your local machine. This file is
now on your machine; don't forget to
copy of the metadata.
In ArcGIS, right click on the layer name in the table
of contents; click on Data, then Export Data.