IEDA: Marine Geoscience Data System IEDA

MGDS Web Services

We offer a variety of web services for different components of our data system:

We also provide access to select data via KML.

Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT)

GMRT Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) WxS Services

Our Web Map Services (WMS) are available in three projections and allow any OGC-enabled client to access map imagery from our Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) Synthesis. Use one the following URLS to access GMRT:

GMRT REST-type Services


Marine-Geo Digital Library

Catalog Services

We offer simple REST and OGC services to directly query our Digital Library for data and metadata.

File Download Services

We offer an API for querying for file metadata and downloading files and tar bundles directly from the MGDL.

Vocabulary Services

Marine-Geo Digital Library VocabServer exposes our controlled vocabularies:


Marine-Geo Digital Library Search API exposes our search interface backend:

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: