The search tool allows searching for players, MOBs, scenes, and loot that is made available via the SotA public data API. Only players that have allowed their information to reported will show in the data. Otherwise their information goes under the "Anonymous" player.
The artifact survey is still a work in progress. It's goal is to collect information on where artifacts are found in SotA by analyzing the ChatLogs of players and then provide that data to players in a searchable/browsable format. At this time the upload portion of this tool is complete and I am current working on the interface to view the data.