Lesson 4d: The National Map Download Manager Tool

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In this lesson you will learn how to download and install uGet. You will also learn how to use uGet to download data and maps from The National Map download Client using URLs saved in a text or CSV file.
 

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In this lesson you will learn how to download and install uGet. You will also learn how to use uGet to download data and maps from The National Map download Client using URLs saved in a text or CSV file.

The Download Manager Tool was developed primarily to facilitate the process of downloading a large volume of data consisting of many files.  Users have the option of downloading files directly from the The National Map using the Download Client described in lesson 4b.

This video describes how to use uGet to download files using URLs saved in a text or CSV file from The National Map download client.  View lessons 4a and 4b in The National Map training catalog for instructions on using the application and downloading data. 

UGET is an open source download manager application which supports many platforms.  It is portable and can be downloaded for usage without installation.

7-zip is required for this application.  Download and install the 7-zip 32-bit exe file or 64-bit exe file depending on your operating systems.

Create a uGet folder on your hard drive. Select “Windows XP – 10 without translations” to download uGet. 

Click on the “Download Latest Version” button. 

Unzip the downloaded package file in the folder you created. 

And run the application by double-clicking on the uget.exe in the bin installation folder. 

Now we are ready to create download files.

First, let’s search The National Map for 1 meter DEM products.  View lessons 4a and 4b in The National Map training catalog for instructions on using the application and downloading data.  Clicking on Footprint or Thumbnail will show the products location and extend in the map viewer.

In the TNM Download application, you can save download URLs in a text file or save a CSV file.  The text file will only contain the url for the downloads.  The CSV will contain the download url plus additional information about the product.

Click “Save as Text” in the Product view to save the entire list to the uGet folder for download. 

Click “Save as CSV” in the Product view to save the entire list for download as a CSV. 

The other option you have is to save only specific products from the list by adding the products you want to the cart.    Again you can save download URLs in a text file or save a CSV file. 

 

Let’s explore options for downloading the products using uGet

Start uGet and select "File" in the menu.  Select "Batch Downloads" and "Text file import (.txt).  Use the left hand pane to navigate to and select an input file and click OK.   

 

All URLs are automatically imported. Click "Forward".

 

Select the output folder as Uget and "Runnable" for the Status.

 

Click OK to start the download. 

 

To check download status, click "All Status" to view the status of all items.    

 

Three items are downloaded at a time.  Click "Active" icon to view only the items currently being downloaded. 

 

You can pause and run the download of one or all of the files by highlighting the files and clicking on the pause or run button in the tool bar.  If you pause just the “Active” files, another three will begin downloading.

 

Finally, let download products using the CSV file.

 

Open a CSV file saved previously. Select and copy all or some of the download URLs from the spreadsheet. Copy the urls from the “download url” column. 

 

The urls will automatically imported to the uGet clipboard.  Click "Forward".

 

In some older versions you need to select "File", "Batch Downloads" and "Clipboard batch after copying the CSV files.  The uGet clipboard will then appear. 

 

Select the uGet output folder and "Runnable" for the Status. Click OK. 

 

To check download status, click "All Status" to view the status of all items.  Three items are downloaded at a time.  Click "Active" to view only the items currently being downloaded. 

 

Go to your Uget folders to access the downloaded files. 

 

USGS does not assume responsibility for usage or functionality of uGet software for downloading data. More information about uGet can be found on the uGet website.

In this lesson you learned how to download and install uGet and how to download data using Uget from The National Map download Client using URLs saved in a text or CSV file