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The GeoPlatform Search capability allows viewers to search through the entire GeoPlatform Portfolio and the Site Content. The Portfolio is made up of thousands of different registered assets, such as: Datasets, Services, Layers, Maps, Galleries, Communities, etc. The Site Content includes items such as posts, pages and media uploaded to or curated in the GeoPlatform.gov website. The Search capability offers a wide variety of different filtering and sorting options to help narrow your results so that viewers can easily find specific data.

Searching for Site Content

Click the “Site Content” tab to search through all the posts, pages, and media on the GeoPlatform.gov website. To quickly find the information that you’re looking for, use the free text filter, select the tabs for the different result types (post, page, media), and adjust the sorting option.

This image shows the search selection by Site Content, the free text search bar, the result sorting option,
and the tabs to filter by page, post, or media upload.


Filter Search Options

    Free Text-Use the input field across the top of the results to refine search results using free text constraints. Text specified using this field is compared as “any” of the words across entire resources. To specify exact phrases, wrap words with double quotations marks (“).

    Posts – Use this option to restrict search results for all posts on GeoPlatform.gov. A post includes recent information about news, community information, or a new community.

    Pages – Use this option to search any pages on GeoPlatform.gov. The search will include the page title or text on the page.

    Media – Use this search to restrict search results to media files with the name or tag in the search filter.

    Result Sorting – Reorder your search results by modified date, alphabetically, or by type.




Searching for Portfolio Assets

Click the “Portfolio” tab at the top to search through the entire GeoPlatform.gov Portfolio of assets. This will include all assets registered to GeoPlatform, such as Datasets, Services, Layers, Maps, Galleries, Organizations, Communities and more. To quickly find specific data, use the various filtering and sorting options.

This image shows the search selection by portfolio assets, the free text search bar, the
additional filters option, and the results sorting option.


Filter Search Options

    Free Text – Use the input field across the top of the results to refine search results using free text constraints. Text specified using this field is compared as “any” of the words across entire resources. To specify exact phrases, wrap words with double quotations (“).

    Types – Use this filter to restrict search results to only those of the specified resource type(s), for example: Datasets, Services, Layers, Maps, Communities, Organizations, applications, etc.

    Communities – Use to organize GeoPlatform assets into collections for specialized purposes, such as disaster relief efforts. To find resources associated with a specific community, specify that community using this constraint.

    Creators – To limit search results to only assets that have been registered with the GeoPlatform by a specific GeoPlatform user, specify the user’s username using this filter.

    Data Range – Filter search results by a date range against each resource’s temporal extent.

    Geographic Extent – Filter search results to those with geospatial coverage areas intersecting a defined bounding box or containing a named location.

    Keywords – Use this filter to find resources that have the specified keywords associated.

    Publishers – This filter allows limiting search results to only those who reference the specified publishing agency or organization.

    Semantic Concepts – Resources within the GeoPlatform can be enriched with semantic concepts to better define what they are about and how they can be used. To find resources that have been enriched with one or more of these concepts, use this filter to find the relevant concept(s) and then refine search results accordingly.

    Themes – This filter allows limiting search results to only those who reference the specified GeoPlatform Theme resource.

    Topics – Use this filter to limit search results to those with topics listed.

    Result Sorting – Reorder your search results by modified date, alphabetically, or by type.


Updated on December 24, 2019