Overview
Initial search results can be refined using the Skeena Salmon Data Centre’s built-in filtering functions. Search results can be filtered by resource file format, group, organization, tag, or license, or any combination of these attributes by applying the filters found on the left side of the search page. Apply a filter by clicking on the desired filter selection; the filter will appear as a pill on top of your search results:

Organization, Group, and Tag filters are seen on the left-hand side. The search results are currently filtered by Shape File (spatial) format.

Once a filter is selected, the filter menus on the left-hand side will update to only show criteria relevant to the new selection. To clear a filter, click on the “X” on the pill or click the “X” to the right of the selected filter in the left-hand panel.

Filtering by Tag
Each dataset has keyword tags associated with it which can be used to filter search results; applying multiple tags will filter search results by datasets which meet all the tags selected.

Here only datasets tagged with both 'sockeye' and 'chinook' will be returned.

Filtering by File Type
Resource format such as pdf, csv, or html can be used to filter datasets with resources in a particular file format if desired. Clicking on one format in the left-hand panel will filter the results to show only datasets with resources in the selected format. You may further filter the results by selecting additional formats; only datasets containing resources with all file formats selected will be returned.

Here only datasets with resources in both PDF and KML formats will be returned.

Filtering by Group
Filtering by Group allows you to refine your search results based on Categories or Collections; clicking on one group will filter the results to show only datasets of that Category or Collection which meets your initial search criteria. Selecting multiple Categories and/or Collections will show only datasets which appear in all the selected Categories and/or Collections (e.g. selecting Water and the Lake Kathlyn Collection will show only datasets that are in both the Water category AND the Lake Kathlyn Collection).

Filtering by Organization
Filtering by Organization allows you to refine your search results based on Organization; clicking on one organization will filter the results to show only datasets of that Organization which meet your initial search criteria. Since each dataset is linked to a single organization, it is not possible to filter by multiple organizations.

Filtering by License
Datasets in the SSDC may have a license associated with them. Clicking on one of the license types will filter the results to only show datasets with that license. If a dataset does not have a license type assigned to it, it will be automatically be categorized as “License Not Specified.”

Using Multiple Filter Categories
Multiple categories of filter can be chosen. For example, a search can be filtered by tags, file formats, and groups. The selected filters will be displayed at the top of the search page.

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