# Sample Data¶

Verde provides some sample data and ways of generating synthetic data through the verde.datasets module. The sample data are automatically downloaded from the Github repository to a folder on your computer the first time you use them. After that, the data are loaded from this folder. The download is managed by the pooch package.

## Where is my data?¶

The data files are downloaded to a folder ~/.verde/data/ by default. This is the base data directory. pooch will create a separate folder in the base directory for each version of Verde. So for Verde 0.1, the base data dir is ~/.verde/data/0.1. If you’re using the latest development version from Github, the version is master.

You can change the base data directory by setting the VERDE_DATA_DIR environment variable to a different path.

## Available datasets¶

These are the datasets currently available. Most also come with a function for setting up a Cartopy map to display the data.

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