IEDA: Marine Geoscience Data System
MGDS NSF

Marine Geo Digital Library FileServer Web Service

Description

The FileServer service provides access to information about data files in the Marine-Geo Digital Library

  • provides a means to retrieve file data UIDs to initiate a file download.
  • Returns pertinent information about returned data files.
  • Searches based on the geographic bounds of the actual data.
  • Can return file level KML geometries.
  • Information returned in Marine-Geo schematized XML

Usage

Data Request Base URL

http://www.marine-geo.org/services/FileServer?

Examples

http://www.marine-geo.org/services/FileServer?&minlongitude=-138&maxlongitude=-117&minlatitude=42&maxlatitude=51&file_format=SHP http://www.marine-geo.org/services/FileServer?&minlongitude=-130&maxlongitude=-129&minlatitude=45&maxlatitude=46 http://www.marine-geo.org/services/FileServer?&minlongitude=-130&maxlongitude=-129&minlatitude=45&maxlatitude=46&starttime=2012-01-01

Query Parameters

name example description
minlatitude
(OR: south)
-10.0 The southernmost latitude.
maxlatitude
(OR: north)
10.0 The northernmost latitude.
minlongitude
(OR: west)
-10.0 The westernmost longitude.
maxlongitude
(OR: east)
10.0 The easternmost longitude.
starttime 2012-01-01
2013-05-13T09:13:27Z
Restrict data files to solely those with times greater than specified time.
endtime 2012-01-01
2013-05-13T09:13:27Z
Restrict data files to solely those with times less than specified time.
format full_info The output xml information requested.
  • data_set - Information about the data sets for which files exist in the MGDL
  • full_info - Verbose file information (e.g. related event information, file format, file details)
  • summary - Basic information about the file including name and data UID.
  • geoms - Return a control point kml geometry for each matching file along with file name and data UID.
file_format MBSystem Return only data files in specified file format.
A full list of terms is here: http://www.marine-geo.org/services/VocabServer/file_format_id
data_type Bathymetry Return only data files of specified data type.
A full list of terms is here: http://www.marine-geo.org/services/VocabServer/data_type
platform Alvin The platform on which the data was collected
A full list of terms is here: http://www.marine-geo.org/services/VocabServer/platform_id
platform_type HOV The platform type for platform on which the data was collected
A full list of terms is here: http://www.marine-geo.org/services/VocabServer/platform_type
event J2-157 The name of a launch/event associated with the data.
A full list of terms is here: http://www.marine-geo.org/services/VocabServer/event
See Description tab for more information about service.