Exporting data

Export a dataset

Opendatasoft datasets can be downloaded in various formats. Flat file formats are always available for any dataset. More specific formats can be available, depending on whether the dataset contains geographical coordinates or not.

  1. Go to the Export tab of the dataset.

  2. Choose the file format to download.

  3. Perform one of the following actions:

    • Click Whole dataset next to the desired format.

    • If the dataset is filtered and you want to export the filtered data only, click Only the selected records next to the desired format.


  • You can use the parameter use_labels_for_header=true in the exports links to use the labels instead of the technical identifiers of the fields as a header (not available in the Opendatasoft Search API v2).

  • You can also export datasets in other formats using the Opendatasoft Search API v2.

Available export formats

In the Export tab of a dataset, the following formats can be available:

Flat file formats

Format Notes
CSV CSV uses semicolon (;) as a separator.

Geographic file formats


The geographical coordinates of a dataset are expressed in WGS84 by default. When made available by the data producer, you can select additional geographical projections from the drop-down displayed above the export formats.

Format Notes

There are 2 limitations in Shapefile exports:

  • The export cannot contain more than 50,000 records.

  • The export cannot contain more than one geographical shape type (point, polygon, linestring, etc.).
    If the dataset contains one geoshape field with multiple shape types, only the first type of the first non-empty record will be kept in the export.
    If the dataset contains multiple geographical fields (geoshape or geo_point_2d), only the first shape type of the first non-empty record will be kept in the export.

Specialized formats

Format Notes
iCalendar The export is available only if the calendar visualization has been enabled for the dataset.

Exporting and downloading images

Images imported into the platform can only be downloaded or exported one by one. There is no way to download all the images of a dataset at the same time.

Downloading an image

  1. In the front office, go to the Images visualization tab of the dataset containing the image(s) to download.

  2. Click the image to download.

  3. At the bottom of the image's metadata, click Download image.

Exporting dataset to retrieve image URL

  1. In the front office, go to the Export tab of the dataset containing the images to export.

  2. Export the whole dataset or only the selected records if the dataset is filtered.

  3. Open the exported dataset in the spreadsheet software of your choice.

  4. Find the field containing the URLs of the image and retrieve them.