Frequent Questions

What are the EDG's key features?

The EDG offers users a number of options for accessing geospatial metadata and data.  Some of 
the key features the EDG offers include:

Search and Discovery 

  • Simple, advanced, and targeted searches for environmental datasets

Metadata Browse Capabilities

  • With and without access to the Internet
Data Access and Download 

  • Downloadable Data Sets

  • Live Data Services
  • Interactive Clip-n-Ship



Web-based Map Viewer

  • Preview data using EDG map viewer


Reusable Components
  • EDG REST outputs (GeoRSS, KML, HTML)
  • EDG Search Widget Plug-in
  • Catalog Service for the Web interface

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