• Tips and Tricks

    Don’t Need it All? Try Filtering!

    At times you may not need to download an entire GIS dataset. For instance, the contour line datasets available from RIGIS are quite large and can be slow to draw on your screen. The RIGIS data clearinghouse gives you the option to download a portion of a dataset. You can do this by using the filter tools. Note to desktop GIS users: RIGIS datasets cannot be subset via clips, intersects, etc, via the website. However try adding these a RIGIS feature service to your next desktop GIS project, and then running these tools! You’ll be pleasantly surprised. To filter a dataset using a table on the RIGIS data clearinghouse, first head over there: http://www.rigis.org.   Find a dataset you’re interested in working with. In this case, I’ve chosen…