How do I search?
You do a quick keyword search from the top right corner of every page - the search box in the header. Just pop in a search term and hit the magnifying glass or select a facet (site wide, region, assessment summary) - in most cases just a word or term and clicking the magnifying glass will get you what you want.
But wait, there's more. We also have some very sophisticated advanced search options with lots of filters to use:
- General site wide search
- By content tagged with a region
- Assessment summaries only
Let's deconstruct those:
Site wide searching allows you to search all the content on the site. Use the filters to narrow down your search and really hone in on the content of interest to you. For example you might only want to see the latest maps for the Land theme. You would choose the filters like so:
you would end up with search results looking like this:
You might notice we have a filter for tags - these are keywords we've tagged to our content, it's more targeted than just a simple keyword search - try it.
Region search lets you look for content that we are able to tag with a region - that's not everything, we can't tag all our content with a specific region, we report at a national scale.
To search by region select one or more filter - that could be theme, year framework etc and hit the search button, you will see results with the region highlighted on the map. Or, you could select a region from the map and see what comes up.
You can zoom in and out on the map and select multiple regions.
Assessment summary search allows you to filter in a lot of ways - year, theme, grade, trend etc. But, it also lets you see what has changed since the last report for an individual component - so you can run your own mini-report on changes in assessment summary content and quickly what's improved (or not).
To compare changes from one reporting cycle to another use the fields called:
- Grade change from previous report
- Trend change from previous report
- Confidence in grade change from previous report
- Confidence in trend change from previous report
If your search parameters don't bring back any results consider broadening your search again.
Here's an example - this search is looking for anything where the grade has deteriorated AND the trend has deteriorated