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HDDS Explorer Help Index

> HDDS Explorer Tutorial

Help Page Description
1. Introduction

Provides an overview of the key features of HDDS Explorer along with browser requirements.

2. User Interface

The HDDS Explorer user interface provides the overall capability for users to interact with the HDDS Explorer components and services.

3. Registration and Profile

The USGS HDDS Explorer system requires users to register in order to download data. Registration also allows users to access all of HDDS Explorer’s features, such as exporting metadata and placing Web Map Service requests.   

4. Events Tab

The Events tab allows users to select Emergency Operations events from a menu.

5. Search Criteria Tab

The Search Criteria tab allows users to define a smaller area of interest within the boundaries of the event coverage map and/or to define the area of interest for baseline data. Options are also available to modify the date range and the number of records to return on the Results tab.

6. Additional Criteria Tab

The Additional Criteria tab lists options that can be modified to narrow search results.

7. Results Tab

The results for the search criteria are displayed along with the thumbnail and textual information for each scene. Show Footprint, Show Browse Overlay, Compare Browse, Show Metadata and Browse, Download Options, Bulk Download, Order WMS, Exclude Scene, Result Controls, and Export Metadatare explained in this section.

HDDS Help Documentation

A comprehensive document covering all of HDDS Explorer's features.

HDDS New Data Notification

HDDS offers Standing Request and RSS Feed options for notification of new data acquisitions.

HDDS Quick Start Help Document

The Quick Start Help Document covers the basic steps for selecting an event and baseline data, defining an area of interest, narrowing search results, viewing available data, and downloading data.    

HDDS Web Map Service

A Web Map Service (WMS) On Demand Request can be placed for a georeferenced representation of data for basic mapping and data visualization applications.

> Bulk Download Tutorial

Help Page Description
HDDS Bulk Download Application

The Bulk Download Application (BDA) is an easy-to-use tool for downloading large quantities of satellite imagery and geospatial data.

HDDS Bulk Download Help Documentation

Instructions for installing and using the Bulk Download Application (BDA).

> Collection Management Tool (CMT)

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Collection Management Tool Help Document

The CMT Help Document covers the basic steps for viewing public requests for data acquisitions and for placing new Data Acquisition Requests (DARS) to facilitate the collection of remotely sensed data in the aftermath of a disaster.

Navigating the Collection Management Tool - video

Information from the Collection Management Tool Help Document was used to create the Navigating the USGS Emergency Operations Collection Management Tool video. This lesson explains the Events panel and demonstrates how to navigate around the Collection Management Tool.

 

Registering for the Collection Management Tool - video

Information from the Collection Management Tool Help Document was used to create the Registering for the USGS Emergency Operations Collection Management Tool video. This lesson gives an overview of the Emergency Operations Collection Management tool and provides instructions on how to register for access through the EROS Registration System.

Submitting a Data Acquisition Request - video

Information from the Collection Management Tool Help Document was used to create the Submitting a Data Acquisition Request in the USGS Collection Management Tool video. This lesson demonstrates how to initiate the collection of remotely sensed data in the aftermath of a disaster as well as coordinating imagery of the same region prior to an event.

> Customer Service

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HDDS Customer Service

HDDS Customer Service contact information for registration and Emergency Operations.

> Miscellaneous

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HDDS Product Specification and Services Documentation

The Emergency Operations HDDS Product Specifications and Services document provides information to data providers to ensure that imagery data and contributed products that are transferred electronically utilizing the USGS Data Sharing Portal services are geographically retrievable on HDDS.

USGS Inventory Servers Weekly Downtime

HDDS activities are suspended Sunday mornings from 12:30 AM to 1:30 AM Central Time for weekly maintenance.