IEDA: Marine Geoscience Data System
MGDS NSF

Web Services

We deliver catalogs, maps, and data through standard programmatic interfaces including:

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) WxS Services

WxS Services can be used for live access to many of our data holdings. We use the MapServer software platform as our backend. A variety of OGC-enabled clients are available, both freeware and commercial, including the User-friendly Desktop Internet GIS (uDig), GeoMapApp, Gaia,NASA World Wind, and ArcGIS.

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Catalog Services

We offer simple REST-type (read more) services to directly query our repository in real-time.

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OpenSearch Services

Our OpenSearch collection-level service provides XML records as an Atom feed. The service URL template (where XXX is typically a cruise ID) is:

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