Web Services

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Active Message Threads for January 2015

Chad Trabant
Jan. 27, 2015, 5:23 p.m. - Jan. 27, 2015, 9:13 p.m.
Hello everyone, On February 4th (Wednesday next week) we are planning a major update to the fdsnw-station service including these changes (and many smaller bug fixes): * Move to PPAS * Change empty location IDs from two-space strings to empty strings (for FDSN conformance) To facilitate comparison of metadata we will not change the location IDs in the beta station service until Monday. After an update on Monday we will be doing final testing of the service for functionality. Regard... [more]
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Chad Trabant
Jan. 20, 2015, 7:35 a.m.
Hello service users, Our fdsnws-station service produces channel-level text output with a comment/header line at the top. In this comment line, the 11th field is described as the "Instrument" field. Here is an example: http://service.iris.edu/fdsnws/station/1/query?net=TA&sta=MSTX&loc=--&cha=LHZ&level=channel&format=text&nodata=404 <http://service.iris.edu/fdsnws/station/1/query?net=TA&sta=MSTX&loc=--&cha=LHZ&level=channel&format=text&nodata=404> We are going to change this field in the... [more]
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Chad Trabant
Jan. 9, 2015, 4:31 p.m. - Jan. 13, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
Hi service users, The DMC's web services will be offline briefly starting at 11:00 Pacific (19:00 UTC) as we perform an upgrade to our networking equipment. We anticipate the outage to be very short, in the worst case scenario we will revert to the previous configuration after 10 minutes. Please adjust your data access accordingly and thanks for your understanding. IRIS DMC
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Chad Trabant
Nov. 14, 2014, 12:06 p.m. - Jan. 9, 2015, 1:18 p.m.
Hello web service users, Working Group II of the FDSN, the governing body of the SEED and StationXML formats, has decided that empty location IDs in StationXML must be represented by an empty string. This decision means that the StationXML, and implicitly the text output, from the DMC's fdsnws-station service is non-compliant. To address this, we are planning on changing the output from our fdsnws-station service in the 2nd half of December after the fall AGU. This change may effect end ... [more]
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