How to use — Part 5

Data Sets

So you’ve started your search on and discovered a data set that you want to learn more about. Very exciting! Here is one of my favourites. It’s a data set from Honolulu County.

Honolulu County: Explosive Dumping Areas

You’ll notice that when you click on this data set you’ll be taken to what we call the ‘data set display’ page.

From the ‘data set display’ page, you can search for data from the same source by selecting the blue source link under the data set title (see below).

If the data set is imported on our system (which provides users with API access) you’ll see a table of data which you can sort, count, and perform many types of filtering on.

Some of the data on is geodata, meaning that a map view will be available for viewing.

Switching to the API view will show you the current version of the data set you are viewing. If data sets get updated at their source, we’ll make sure your data is up to date by adjusting the version number. The API section of the ‘data set display’ page is where you can also find the data set’s API endpoint and the title, key, and type.

If you’re interested in accessing the associated source files or visiting the source URL for the data set, switch over to the ‘Source’ view to download the data right to your computer.

Lastly, you’ll notice a big blue button in the bottom right corner of the ‘data set display’ page. This is the ‘add to collection’ button which you can use to add data sets to your collections.

To learn more about collections on checkout out the next post in our series How to use—Part 6: Collections.

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