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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 (“).

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 constraint.

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

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

Points of Contact – This constraint allows limiting search results to only those who reference the specified Point of Contact resource.

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

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

Temporal Extent – Use this constraint to limit search results to those with temporal coverages intersecting with the specified datetime range.

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

Data Types – Use this constraint to restrict search results to only those of the specified resource type(s).

Updated on January 9, 2019
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