How do I download reference atlas images?



You can view our reference atlases online at, but what if you want to download the images from an atlas (or SVG polygons describing the structures in one of an atlas’ sections)? What if you want to download these data for a whole atlas? There are a couple of ways to go about this

1. using the AllenSDK

We recommend that you download atlas images using the AllenSDK, a Python package containing tools for accessing and using our data. Using the AllenSDK lets you easily download and organize many atlas images or SVG. Please see the notebook of image download examples for more information. If you run into problems using the AllenSDK, let us know on the AllenSDK’s Github page.

2. using our API

We make these images and SVG available through our web API. Please see the image download instructions and the svg download instructions for more information.