Frequently Answered Question


How can I create my own dataless SEED?

How can I create my own dataless SEED?


A dataless SEED volume contains the metadata for a request only, including instrument responses, instrument coordinates, compression type, etc.

Getting or creating a Dataless SEED File:

Email-based: Generate a request for a dataless using the online form.


  1. Submit a BREQ_FAST style request to from your mail client
  2. Get a dataless from the BUD Query Interface

FTP: Download network dataless SEED files from the IRIS FTP site.

IRIS Software: Build a dataless SEED for your own network using the Portable Data Collection Center tool (PDCC).

3rd Party Software: Use Antelope


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Updated: 05/18/2017
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