Download DNR GIS files using FileZilla
Download and Install Filezilla
Download and install the latest version of the free FTP downloading
program FileZilla. FileZille is housed at SourceForge and can be
downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/.
Select the standard FileZilla program not the FileZilla Server.
After clicking on the link to download FileZilla, you will be asked
to select a file set to download. Select the one ending in
"_setup.exe". On the next page select a FTP site near you.
Using Filezilla to Dowload GIS Files
Once installed, open FileZilla and enter the following values on
the right end of the button bar (the Quickconnect bar):
address = gis.dnr.state.ga.us
user = gisftp
password = gisftp
With the cursor in the "port" field press enter and let FileZilla
fill this one in for you. It should be port 21, which is the
default for standard FTP.
If the values above were entered correctly you should now see some
folders in the remote site window. The DOQQs are in the
subdirectory DATA2. In this directory you will find the quads under
DRG and counties under the dotcounty subdirectory.
I am pretty sure this GIS FTP site is available for access only
inside the firewalls of the Georgia DNR network. If anybody
outside the network finds a way to get in please let me
FileZilla General Usage
FileZilla is very easy to use and usually works the
way one would expect. Don't forget to look over the help
files; they are sparse but contain some good usage tips.
One of the nice features of FileZille is the ability to pause
downloads and resume them at a later time. To do this right click
on the file name in the transfer que and select pause. Then close
FileZilla. The program will remember this transfer and you can
right click it and resume the transfer the next day or whenever you
want, after (of course) you have logged into the remote server.
Last Updated: December 2, 2005