The Thurston GeoData Center Open Data Site (http://gisdata-thurston.opendata.arcgis.com/) allows you to find and download data for use in your own applications and devices. This data includes GIS shapefiles, .dbf tables, layer files and excel spreadsheets.
There are two simple options for finding data.
The first option is to enter a search term or key word into the Search Site box.
This method will search for that key word in all the avaible dataset that have been loaded to the site. It looks for the keyword in both the data descriptions and any associated tags returning a results list to match.
The second option is to select from one of the Explore Data Categories icons.
These icons are quick search links based upon the categories that the data falls into.
These icons are quick search links based upon the categories that the data falls into and the tags that have been assigned. It does not search data descriptions so you may have fewer results returned than using a keyword.
Once you have found the data you are interested in click on it to bring up the Overview tab.