Thread: Beta release of ws-station, please test

Started: 2011-11-14 21:28:27
Last activity: 2011-11-17 20:38:51
Topics: Web Services
Chad Trabant
2011-11-14 21:28:27

Hello WS users,

The DMC is pleased to announce a BETA release of our ws-station service available here: http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/station/

If you have written scripts or programs that access this service please test this beta release, feedback is very appreciated.

Unless issues are identified or a request is made to lengthen the beta period we plan to promote this version of the service to production (replacing the current version) on November 17th (3 days from now). Normally we will have longer beta evaluation periods, due to the relative impact of interface changes versus issues addressed we would like to fast track this release into production.

This release will not effect users of the DMC's Fetch family of scripts.

For those that have written code against the service please note the following changes:

- Service messages and errors are returned in a DMC standard format of type "text/plain", previously error messages were returned in a custom XML structure.

- The <SelectedNumberStations> and <SelectedNumberChannels> elements are now placed correctly in the document, this should not effect parsing but the documents should now validate against the schema.

- The Query parameter shortcut "chan" is deprecated. Please use query parameter "cha" or "channel" instead to specify channel codes(s).

- Empty elements (when value is null) are not included, e.g. no empty <Gain> elements.

- All <Station> elements will be contained within <Network> elements.

- Fixed the output of duplicate <Station> and <StationEpoch> elements.

- Fixed a bug affecting virtual networks where incorrect stations were returned.

- More validation of query parameters.

- Returned document contains reference to specific schema version.

This list of changes is documented here:
http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/doc/station_revisions.htm

regards,
IRIS DMC web services team
  • Anthony Lomax
    2011-11-15 16:45:57
    Hi Chad,

    I tried the beta ws-station service as we use it in Early-est
    (http://alomax.free.fr/projects/de-warning/warning.html)
    It works fine, but all I am extracting is station lat/lon/elev.

    Thanks,

    Ciao,

    Anthony


    On 2011/11/14 22:28, Chad Trabant wrote:

    Hello WS users,

    The DMC is pleased to announce a *BETA* release of our ws-station
    service available here: http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/station/

    If you have written scripts or programs that access this service
    please test this beta release, feedback is very appreciated.

    Unless issues are identified or a request is made to lengthen the beta
    period we plan to promote this version of the service to production
    (replacing the current version) on *November 17th (3 days from now)*.
    Normally we will have longer beta evaluation periods, due to the
    relative impact of interface changes versus issues addressed we would
    like to fast track this release into production.

    This release will not effect users of the DMC's Fetch family of scripts.

    For those that have written code against the service please note the
    following changes:

    - Service messages and errors are returned in a DMC standard format of
    type "text/plain", previously error messages were returned in a custom
    XML structure.

    - The <SelectedNumberStations> and <SelectedNumberChannels> elements
    are now placed correctly in the document, this should not effect
    parsing but the documents should now validate against the schema.

    - The Query parameter shortcut "chan" is deprecated. Please use query
    parameter "cha" or "channel" instead to specify channel codes(s).

    - Empty elements (when value is null) are not included, e.g. no empty
    <Gain> elements.

    - All <Station> elements will be contained within <Network> elements.

    - Fixed the output of duplicate <Station> and <StationEpoch> elements.

    - Fixed a bug affecting virtual networks where incorrect stations were
    returned.

    - More validation of query parameters.

    - Returned document contains reference to specific schema version.

    This list of changes is documented here:
    http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/doc/station_revisions.htm

    regards,
    IRIS DMC web services team


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    • Rob Casey
      2011-11-15 16:57:46

      Hi Anthony-

      You can also get the information you are looking for with the ws/
      availability service, which will indicate data that is actually
      available. If you want it to show all stations, regardless of data
      being present, then ws/station is the better way to go.

      -Rob

      On Nov 14, 2011, at 11:45 PM, Anthony Lomax wrote:

      Hi Chad,

      I tried the beta ws-station service as we use it in Early-est (http://alomax.free.fr/projects/de-warning/warning.html
      )
      It works fine, but all I am extracting is station lat/lon/elev.

      Thanks,

      Ciao,

      Anthony


      On 2011/11/14 22:28, Chad Trabant wrote:


      Hello WS users,

      The DMC is pleased to announce a BETA release of our ws-station
      service available here: http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/station/

      If you have written scripts or programs that access this service
      please test this beta release, feedback is very appreciated.

      Unless issues are identified or a request is made to lengthen the
      beta period we plan to promote this version of the service to
      production (replacing the current version) on November
      17th (3 days from now). Normally we will have longer beta
      evaluation periods, due to the relative impact of interface changes
      versus issues addressed we would like to fast track this release
      into production.

      This release will not effect users of the DMC's Fetch family of
      scripts.

      For those that have written code against the service please note
      the following changes:

      - Service messages and errors are returned in a DMC standard format
      of type "text/plain", previously error messages were returned in a
      custom XML structure.

      - The <SelectedNumberStations> and <SelectedNumberChannels>
      elements are now placed correctly in the document, this should not
      effect parsing but the documents should now validate against the
      schema.

      - The Query parameter shortcut "chan" is deprecated. Please use
      query parameter "cha" or "channel" instead to specify channel
      codes(s).

      - Empty elements (when value is null) are not included, e.g. no
      empty <Gain> elements.

      - All <Station> elements will be contained within <Network> elements.

      - Fixed the output of duplicate <Station> and <StationEpoch>
      elements.

      - Fixed a bug affecting virtual networks where incorrect stations
      were returned.

      - More validation of query parameters.

      - Returned document contains reference to specific schema version.

      This list of changes is documented here:
      http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/doc/station_revisions.htm

      regards,
      IRIS DMC web services team


      _______________________________________________
      webservices mailing list
      webservices<at>iris.washington.edu
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      tel: +33 (0)4 93 75 25 02 e-mail: alomax<at>free.fr web: http://www.alomax.net

      ALomax Scientific http://www.alomax.net/alss
      Science & Special Topics http://www.alomax.net/science

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  • Philip Crotwell
    2011-11-15 17:48:37
    Did some simple tests and mostly it seems fine for my client.

    I am guessing you were not able to address the issue with not allowing
    the "time" part on a time window? I still get the Invalid date format
    error for that. Is that slated for the next revision?

    http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/station/query?net=IU&sta=ANMO&timewindow=2010-12-09T12:00:00,2010-12-09T12:10:00&level=resp

    thanks,
    Philip


    On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Chad Trabant <chad<at>iris.washington.edu> wrote:

    Hello WS users,
    The DMC is pleased to announce a BETA release of our ws-station service
    available here: http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/station/
    If you have written scripts or programs that access this service please test
    this beta release, feedback is very appreciated.
    Unless issues are identified or a request is made to lengthen the beta
    period we plan to promote this version of the service to production
    (replacing the current version) on November 17th (3 days from now).
     Normally we will have longer beta evaluation periods, due to the relative
    impact of interface changes versus issues addressed we would like to fast
    track this release into production.
    This release will not effect users of the DMC's Fetch family of scripts.
    For those that have written code against the service please note the
    following changes:
    - Service messages and errors are returned in a DMC standard format of type
    "text/plain", previously error messages were returned in a custom XML
    structure.
    - The <SelectedNumberStations> and <SelectedNumberChannels> elements are now
    placed correctly in the document, this should not effect parsing but the
    documents should now validate against the schema.
    - The Query parameter shortcut "chan" is deprecated. Please use query
    parameter "cha" or "channel" instead to specify channel codes(s).
    - Empty elements (when value is null) are not included, e.g. no empty <Gain>
    elements.
    - All <Station> elements will be contained within <Network> elements.
    - Fixed the output of duplicate <Station> and <StationEpoch> elements.
    - Fixed a bug affecting virtual networks where incorrect stations were
    returned.
    - More validation of query parameters.
    - Returned document contains reference to specific schema version.
    This list of changes is documented here:
    http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/doc/station_revisions.htm
    regards,
    IRIS DMC web services team
    _______________________________________________
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    webservices<at>iris.washington.edu
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    • Chad Trabant
      2011-11-17 20:38:51

      Hi Philip,

      Thanks for the feedback.

      More resolution in the time parameters will be added in a future release.

      Chad

      On Nov 15, 2011, at 6:48 AM, Philip Crotwell wrote:

      Did some simple tests and mostly it seems fine for my client.

      I am guessing you were not able to address the issue with not allowing
      the "time" part on a time window? I still get the Invalid date format
      error for that. Is that slated for the next revision?

      http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/station/query?net=IU&sta=ANMO&timewindow=2010-12-09T12:00:00,2010-12-09T12:10:00&level=resp

      thanks,
      Philip


      On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Chad Trabant <chad<at>iris.washington.edu> wrote:

      Hello WS users,
      The DMC is pleased to announce a BETA release of our ws-station service
      available here: http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/station/
      If you have written scripts or programs that access this service please test
      this beta release, feedback is very appreciated.
      Unless issues are identified or a request is made to lengthen the beta
      period we plan to promote this version of the service to production
      (replacing the current version) on November 17th (3 days from now).
      Normally we will have longer beta evaluation periods, due to the relative
      impact of interface changes versus issues addressed we would like to fast
      track this release into production.
      This release will not effect users of the DMC's Fetch family of scripts.
      For those that have written code against the service please note the
      following changes:
      - Service messages and errors are returned in a DMC standard format of type
      "text/plain", previously error messages were returned in a custom XML
      structure.
      - The <SelectedNumberStations> and <SelectedNumberChannels> elements are now
      placed correctly in the document, this should not effect parsing but the
      documents should now validate against the schema.
      - The Query parameter shortcut "chan" is deprecated. Please use query
      parameter "cha" or "channel" instead to specify channel codes(s).
      - Empty elements (when value is null) are not included, e.g. no empty <Gain>
      elements.
      - All <Station> elements will be contained within <Network> elements.
      - Fixed the output of duplicate <Station> and <StationEpoch> elements.
      - Fixed a bug affecting virtual networks where incorrect stations were
      returned.
      - More validation of query parameters.
      - Returned document contains reference to specific schema version.
      This list of changes is documented here:
      http://www.iris.edu/wsbeta/doc/station_revisions.htm
      regards,
      IRIS DMC web services team
      _______________________________________________
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      webservices<at>iris.washington.edu
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