Areas of interest are set in three ways: by selecting a specific geography, by drawing your own area of interest, or by uploading your own custom geography (polygon layer). Please read Build a Map to learn how to set an area of interest. No matter how you set your area of interest, exporting raw data from an area of interest within your map is simple. 


If you set an area of interest by selecting a specific geography (any of the 14 pre-set boundaries, such as county, ZIP code, or census tract):

  1. After your area of interest is set, make sure it is selected (a dark grey border should appear around it). 
  2. Locate the white box in the upper right side corner of the map. Click Open Location Snapshot at the bottom of the box 
  3. You will be prompted to save any changes before continuing. Note that if you click OK, you will be taken out of the mapping mode. 
  4. In the Location Snapshot page that appears, you can export the raw data as a CSV by clicking the Export as CSV icon to the right of the Print icon 


If you set an area of interest by drawing your own:

  1. After your area of interest is set, make sure it is selected (a black dashed box should appear around it). 
  2. In the upper right side corner of the map, click the circle with the three dots, then click View Data
  3. A page overlay will appear detailing the different types of data available within this specific geo
  4. You can export the data for this specific geo as a CSV by clicking the Download CSV

If you set an area of interest by uploading your own custom geography (polygon layer)

  1. Ensure that you have selected your polygon - there should be two white boxes in the upper right side of the map, one of which says the geography level of the map, and one of which says the name of your selected shapefile
  2. In the box with the name of your selected shapefile, click Open Location Snapshot at the bottom
  3. You will be prompted to save any changes before continuing. Note that if you click OK, you will be taken out of the mapping mode.
  4. In the Location Snapshot page that appears, you can export the raw data as a CSV by clicking the Export as CSV icon to the right of the Print icon 


Now that you know how to export raw data from your area of interest, you may want to check out:

  1. Sharable maps: share the insights you have found using data by sending your map to others
  2. Project folders: learn about how to organize your project in an easy to find location
  3. Public profiles: learn about how to communicate and engage others by sharing your findings

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