1: Basic Search
The Basic Search dialog is the first dialog you will
see when you open the Geodata Search Tool.
Let's try to find Massachusetts River data on the
spatial data server using the Geodata Search Tool.
Pick a search type : Subject and enter
"river*: in the search for field. This search
will find all the data files in our spatial data server
that have the subject river or river(s). Press the
A results dialog will appear with a large number of
data layers that have the subject river.
Notice that the * wildcard used in the query allowed
you to find all instances of river including those
where river is plural. Using wildcards and search
techniques will help you find the data you need. Check
the Search Hints
page for Geodata Search techniques.
To find Massachusetts rivers we need to scroll through
a long list of results. We can narrow these results
by using the Advanced Search.
Go to tutorial 2: Advanced