The AURIN PORTAL CLoses 30 june

download data from your projects

The AURIN Portal will be retired on 30 June, 2022.

Please download the contents of your projects saved in your MyAURIN prior to this date.
It will not be possible to access the Portal or MyAURIN after this date, so we strongly recommend that you plan in advance by saving data or using tools prior to 30 June.


Downloading your projects and data is fairly straight forward.  You can follow our guides on downloading data.

If you’re short on space we recommend CloudStor to save your data in the cloud.

Important NOTE

You may need to spatialise your data before you download.

Please note that the AURIN Portal stores some geographies locally and matches your data to the spatial attribute when using the Portal tools.

This design helped us to optimise web-based interactivity. It was a fast and lightweight solution, as the geographies are standard coverages, meaning we only need to store one description of the geography and apply it many times.

Therefore it is possible that your saved datasets do not have a spatial attribute built in.  This means that you will not be able to use it for spatial interrogation outside of the Portal.

To remedy this you can run your chosen datasets through our Spatialise Aggregated Dataset tool.  It will join a non-spatial dataset to its respective spatial geography.

This then allows the dataset to be downloaded in a geospatial data format (such as a Shapefile or GeoJSON) for your own use offline.

How do I do that?

spatialise your data

select your data

To demonstrate this tool, we will spatialise some Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data in Tasmania.

We have selected Tasmania as the area.

and opened the AEDC – Language and Cognitive Skills (SA3) 2009-2018 dataset.

The dataset lists all the SA3’s for Tasmania but there is no geometry attribute.

run the tool

Open the Spatialise Aggregated Dataset tool (Tools → Spatial Tools → Spatialise Aggregated Dataset) and enter select the dataset that you want to spatialise. In this instance, we select AEDC – Language and Cognitive Skills (SA3) 2009-2018.

Alternatively, you can access the tool by clicking the spanner icon for the dataset and selecting Spatialise Dataset:

The input parameters are summarised in the image below, once complete click Run Tool.

Download your spatialised dataset

Once the tool has run, open the output dataset’s table.

All of the original data is there, alongside a new geometry column showing that geometry has successfully been joined to the table.

The output dataset’s table also includes three buttons in the top left allowing the data to be downloaded as CSV, Shapefile and GeoJSON data formats.

It is good practice to give the spatialised dataset a meaningful name, by clicking the spanner icon and selecting Rename Dataset.

save your data

Open your newly spatialised dataset and choose one of three options to download:

Download as .csv, Download as .json or Download as .shp:

Choose your prefered format and it will instantly download the .csv, .json or .shp file as shown.

You can also download .csv, .json and .shp files from the menu under the spanner in the data panel.

was this helpful?

We would love to hear your feedback on how we can best support you during this time.  Please let us know if you would like a webinar on how to spatialise and save your data and on the coming changes at AURIN.

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