This section provides a basic overview of how to search and browse the Data Catalogue (https://geonetwork.nci.org.au/) for datasets, collections and related services at NCI.
A standard 'search' bar function enables free-text search of all resource record titles and abstracts fields in the catalogue. This can be used from the catalogue home page or by selecting the search icon in the upper left menu.
Data collections are hosted within unique project codes at NCI. If you already know the project code that hosts the data you would like to access, this can be a useful way to directly search the catalogue.
The 'browse by topic' option uses the ISO 19115 Topic Category standard. This approach is most useful for high-level browsing of our geospatial data collections. For non-geospatial collections the 'browse by resource' or direct search is recommended.
Please note in large collections (100s - 1000s+ datasets) the catalogue will only contain high-level information at sub-collection levels.
Aside from browsing by topics, there are several types of resources you can browse by: