📄️ Browse Data
The Browse page is where all our climate data and models live. We currently host gridded datasets repackaged in cloud-native Zarr file format, as well as data from sources like OasisHub and NASA.
📄️ Connecting to the Marketplace
This is where the fun begins. In order to download, query, or upload and publish your own data you need to be connected to the marketplace, AKA signed in.
📄️ Adding Money to Your Account
In order to transact throughout the marketplace, you will need to add money to your wallet to cover the costs of purchasing data, as well as operating fees (also known as “gas”). dClimate supports USD coin as well as…
📄️ Downloading Data
We’re excited you’ve found climate data you would like to download, let’s help you get started. First you need to determine if you’d like to download a single dataset or if you would like to subscribe to some data instead. The right side of any given data’s detail screen will tell you if it requires a subscription or not.
📄️ Publish Data
Publishing your own data is incredibly exciting and we’re here to walk you through the process. First you need to determine if you’d like to publish a single file of data (free or monetized at a one time fee for purchasers) or if you prefer to publish a subscription (in which purchasers would subscribe to recurring payments which you can customize).
📄️ What's in My Wallet
You see that oval with a bunch of letters and numbers in it next to the user icon at the top right of the screen? That’s your “wallet address” and it is how we associate everything happening on your account with you. A wallet is simply another term for your unique account. In decentralized fashion, we don’t actually know who “you” are by name or phone number, but we do associate your actions with your wallet address.
📄️ What’s a Collection and How do I Create One?
A collection is the basis for a subscription. When you subscribe to a subscription you are actually subscribing to the collection it belongs to. Any other subscription connected to this subscription you are also subscribed to. Check the collection page to see all other subscriptions you can access. This is important to know when you create your own collection. Each collection has its own tiers and prices for each of those tiers. Each tier will allow you access to certain levels of data. A ‘premium’ tier for example will theoretically grant you more access than a ‘bronze’ tier but it will cost more. When a subscription is purchased, the total cost of the duration of the subscription is paid up front. You can incentivize people to purchase longer subscriptions but lowering the price if a longer length is selected. We give three different time lengths to help with this.
📄️ Querying Data Instead of Downloading Large Files
ZARR based datasets help us improve your ability to request only the data you need. Datasets with the file type called ‘ZARR’ support this feature. If you only need a couple megabytes worth of data from one specific area for a specific time period, you can request just that instead of downloading gigabytes worth of data to access only that small portion of data. This is done by either inputting the longitudes and latitudes manually or by selecting an area on the map when you are ready to download the data. This also means you don’t need to filter out the database since you only requested the specific area you wanted and improves your ability to quickly work on the data requested.
📄️ Making an API Request (via Subscriptions)
Making an API request is relatively easy. Once you have purchased a subscription you will be able to make requests on the datasets that allow your subscription. Once you press “Make an API Request” a request page will appear. The dropdowns will give you all the available options you have based on your subscription level. Select the options from the dropdown and make the request. That's it! It may take several minutes while the data is fetched and encrypted for only your eyes. You can track the progress of your request by visiting the ‘Download Center’ in your profile. It will show if it's still pending or finished. If it is finished, a download icon will appear allowing you to decrypt the data and download it to your computer. You can make as many requests as you like until your subscription runs out. Each request has a small fee attached to cover network costs.
📄️ What’s an Organization and How do I Create One?
An organization allows data publishers to link all of their different data together under one umbrella and help with data discoverability. By selecting on the organization of a dataset you are looking at, you will be able to see all the other datasets published by the organization. It also allows you to tell more about who you are and link your website for others to view while getting the chance to be verified and add more credibility to your datasets you publish.
📄️ What’s a Curator and Why Do I Need One?
A curator is essentially the organization you wish to belong to. If you set an organization as your curator and the organization approves your request, all of your datasets will display this organization in the detail pages of your datasets. This is helpful if you have different accounts publishing datasets and want them to belong to the same verified organization.
📄️ My Datasets are NFTs?
Dataset ownership is controlled by an NFT when you first publish the dataset. This is helpful because it allows you to transfer ownership to other accounts. This also opens the doors to other opportunities such as selling this data to someone else. This ownership entitles the owner to receive all the future profits of the dataset or past profits not yet claimed by the owner.