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.


  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Click the three dots icon in the left-hand panel
  4. Click on Data Extract
  5. 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.
  6. Click Run. The area on the right will populate with your results.
  7. 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:

  1. Choose a column from the filter drop-down
  2. Enter a value that you want to return
  3. Click Run

To close the tool, click Close.