The Data Extract tool is designed to show you a list of map objects that are within another map object. This will help you answer questions such as:
- Show me a list of all the Listed Buildings within my Council boundary.
- Show me a list of all the addresses within 500m of a location.
- Show me a list of all the SSSIs within an Ancient Woodland boundary.
It's essentially a cookie-cutter for map data.
Once it's returned the list you can export it to a CSV file (which can be opened in Excel or Notepad).
The Data Extract tool also has a Filter function which allows you to fine-tune your search before exporting.
- The first thing to do when performing a Data Extract is choose the Map Object that you want as your defining boundary (this is your cookie cutter shape). I can use any of the following:
- An existing object in a Map Layer that you've created
- An existing object in a Map Layer that's shared into your account (e.g. Ancient Woodland, Parish Boundaries, etc)
- A temporary object that's been drawn using the Annotation tool
- Click on the object and select it from the list on the left-hand side if there are more than one map objects in the area. Once it's selected it will highlight in blue.
- Click the three dots icon in the left-hand panel
- Click on Data Extract
- Choose the Map Layer that you want to extract from the drop-down list. This list includes your Map Layers as well as ones shared into your account.
- Click Run. The area on the right will populate with your results.
- Click Export. A file will be generated and will download to your computer.
Optionally, you can filter the data based on attributes within the Map Layer. For example, I might want to only return Listed Buildings that are Grade I. To filter a result:
- Choose a column from the filter drop-down
- Enter a value that you want to return
- Click Run
To close the tool, click Close.