How to search, find and download data

Search

You can search for data using the Data Portal or, more advanced, the SPARQL endpoint. You can access and search for datasets on the Data Portal page using the filters given in the menu on the left site. The SPARQL endpoint can also be used to search for metadata.

In the main menu use ‘DATA’ to open the data discovery page. On this page you can select the first filters that limit the list of data in the Data Portal. After this basic selection, you can press the ‘find data’ button and you will land at the data portal main discovery app where the first selection is made. You can then further limit the selection by using filter variables in the list on the left. The number of variables is now still limited but will be extended when more diverse data comes in. The description of the variables options is given below.

‘Advanced search’ brings you directly to the Data Portal page.

NOTE!: Not all datasets presented in the Data Portal are directly available. Raw data that was not quality assessed and checked is only available on request both for preview and download, but all information about the data is presented on the landing page. You can contact the responsible Thematic Centre (as indicated at the landing page of the dataset) to get access to this data.

Visualize

A picture says more than 1000 words - so we understand you want to look at the data of interest! Each data set can be previewed graphically, depending on the type of data in a scatter/line diagram or as a map. We have and are developing several visualization services that are integrated in the data portal for different types of data products.

Landing page

A landing page presents available information on a data object or for example a station. In principle all available metadata of the data object could be presented on its landing page. You access the landing page by selecting the data set from the list in the Data Portal. Much of the available metadata is only presented as linked data and machine readable. To present all metadata of an object in human readable format could result in large and unclear pages. We invite you to look through the metadata that is presented. If you think that additional information on the data set should be presented on the landing page, please let us know through the feedback service.

Shopping cart system

The Carbon Portal data services is using a shopping cart system - just like a web shop. You put the data sets you like into the shopping cart. From there, you can then visualize or download the data sets (of course for free). When you are logged in on the CP through your user account, the cart is automatically saved so it is possible to change device before download.

Download

From the data cart you can download the data. Note that you need to accept our Data Policy and Data Licensing Agreements first. When you want to download more often it is recommended to create a user account and login next time using that account. Through this account you need to accept the license only once and you can keep record of your previous data selections.