The Discover page in HydroShare has been designed for you to find public (completely open) and discoverable (only metadata open) resources in HydroShare. You do not need a HydroShare account to use the Discover page. To navigate to the page, click on ‘Discover’ in the header of any HydroShare page.
- Search by Spatial Coverage
At the top of the discover page, there is a button that says “Show Map”. To visually search for data associated with a geographic location, click the “Show Map” button. Circles will appear where data is available. Click the data to access it.
Clicking a cluster icon zooms to the extent of the markers within the cluster so they can be viewed individually.
Clicking an individual marker icon allows you to retrieve the resource title. Click the resource title to browse to the resource. To stop viewing the map click the “Hide Map” button.
Free text search
- Type any term into the search box to find resources with matching metadata. Adding multiple terms will find resources containing all terms. Using the free text search also drives the filter options available.
Apply filters options
- Search by the date range
Narrow the date range to search for resources with temporal coverage that overlaps the range input. If you specify a temporal coverage range, the search will return only resources that have temporal coverage specified. Click into the start date text box to bring up the calendar.
Apply Filter and Sorting Options
Use the Filter categories to filter by Author, Owner, Subject, Contributor, Type, and Availability. The list view can also be sorted by Title (alphabetical), First Author (alphabetical by last name), Date Created, and Date Modified.
Use the arrows in the table header to sort each column ascending and descending.
Each resource listing shows icons sharing status, and the availability of geographic coordinates.
Available metadata fields
Each resource listing shows the Title, First Author, Date Created and Date Modified field.
Hover over the resource title to see a preview of the resource abstract.
Hover over the resource author to see a complete list of the Authors, Owners, and Contributors associated with the resource.
Hover over the Date Created or Last Modified fields to show the time stamp.
Add a Resource to Your “My Resources” Page
If you find a resource on the Discover page that you would like to access again without searching for it, you can click on the title for that resource to visit the landing page for the resource and then use the “Add to my resources” icon that appears at the top right of the resource’s landing page, pictured below. Once you have clicked the icon, it will turn green to indicate that the resource will now appear in your My Resources list.
Copy a Resource
If you discover a resource that you want to make a copy of, which may include resources that you or other HydroShare users created, click on the title for that resource on the Discover page to visit the landing page for that resource and select the “Copy this resource” icon, pictured below.
You will then be prompted to accept the license agreement for the resource you are copying. Once you accept the license, a complete copy of the resource will be created, including the content files for the resource. The copy will then appear in your resources list on your My Resources page.