3.6. Spatial Data: Spatial Data Downloader

  • Developer:
Name Institution
Andy Gabey Reading
  • Introduction

    The Spatial Data Downloader downloads geo-datasets useful for UMEP applications. Only the necessary section of the data is downloaded, so that disk use and download time are minimised.

  • Dialog box
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    Fig. 3.20 Dialog for the Spatial Data Downloader plugin

  • Category and available datasets

    Each category contains multiple datasets, which are revealed by clicking the category name. To download a dataset, select it from the list, specify the geographic extent and press “Download”

  • Abstract

    Information about the selected dataset, including citation information.

  • Bounding box

    The geographic extent of the region to download (maximum download size is 500x500 pixels in the case of raster data). The current QGIS canvas extent can also be used by clicking Use canvas extent

  • Reproject to current project CRS

    The downloaded data is saved in its original CRS by default. This option reprojects the saved data to the project CRS and performs resampling, the resolution of which is controlled by the “Pixel resolution in CRS units” box.

  • Get data

    Refreshes the catalogue of available datasets. This is also updated when QGIS starts.

  • Update list

    Refreshes the catalogue of available datasets. This is also updated when QGIS starts.

  • Close

    Closes the plugin.