Datasets are member-uploaded spatial information, typically created using a Geographic Information System (GIS). They can be visualized and analyzed using mapping tools in Data Basin, and downloaded for use in desktop GIS software. Datasets include shapefiles, ArcGRID files, ESRI File Geodatabases, and NetCDF files. Most datasets can be overlayed, styled, analyzed, and downloaded.
Maps are member-created dynamic web maps of spatial information, including datasets, drawings, and basemaps. They can be used to easily combine information and tell a story about a place or topic. Maps can be exported to a variety of formats.
Galleries are created by members to easily showcase and share spatial information as a cohesive collection. They are very useful for creating a digital atlas, for organizing a set of related datasets and maps, or providing a diverse collection of resources on a particular topic.
Groups are created by members to collaborate around specific topics or geographies, and control who is granted access to resources within the system. Group members can share, analyze, and discuss public and private datasets, maps, and supporting documentation.