FDSN Station Web Service

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The station web service station metadata in FDSN StationXML format (schema here) or in text format.
Results are available at four different levels of detail.
  • level= network|station|channel|response :Specify the level of detail to return (station level is default).
Other options

The following options are available:

POST Usage:
Alternately, instead of providing parameters-value pairs in the URL, a file containing a selection list can be POSTed to this service.
For the POST method, all parameters must be submitted as part of the POST body.
POST requests should be sent as plain text and should not be formatted as applcation/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data.

Time and channel constraints parameters should be repeated as many times as necessary following this pattern:

All rules for parameters apply equally whether specified using the GET or POST methods with the exception of blank location IDs,
which must be specified as "--" in the POST body due to spaces being used as the field separator.

The parameters startbefore, startafter, endbefore, and endafter are NOT supported in POST. All other valid parameter-value pairs
for GET queries are also valid for POST queries.

Parameter-value pairs should be listed at the top of the file and are entirely optional.

Below is a full list of service parameters and their usage.
where query-parameters:
Empty/No parameters Optional Will return all stations - level defaults to station.
net="network" Optional Specify SEED network code, example net=BK.
sta="station" Optional Specify SEED station code, example sta=CMB.
cha="channel" Optional Specify SEED channel code mask, example: cha=BHE.
loc="location" Optional Specify SEED location code mask, example: loc=00. substitute dash characters for white space, example: loc=--.
minlat="degrees" Optional Specify minimum latitude, northern boundary [-90 <= X <= 90].
maxlat="degrees" Optional Specify maximum latitude, southern boundary [-90 <= X <= 90].
minlon="degrees" Optional Specify minimum longitude, western boundary [-180 <= X <= 180].
maxlon="degrees" Optional Specify maximum longitude, eastern boundary [-180 <= X <= 180].
[lat,lon,maxradius [minradius]]="degrees" Optional Geographic circular bounding area. All lat, lon, maxradius parameters must be given together. minradius parameter is optional and defaults to zero. Cannot be combined with minlat, maxlat, minlon, maxlon.
startbefore=YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[.sss] Optional Specify channels starting before this date.
startafter=YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[.sss] Optional Specify channels starting after this date.
endbefore=YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[.sss] Optional Specify channels ending before this date.
endafter=YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[.sss] Optional Specify channels ending after this date.
start=YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[.sss] Optional Specify channels operating after this date.
end=YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[.sss] Optional Specify channels operating before this date.
updatedafter=YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[.sss] Optional Query stations updated after a specific date.
level=network/station/channel/response Optional Specify whether to include channel/response metadata or not.
includeavailability=true/false Optional Specify if results should include information about time series data availability.
format=xml/text Optional Specify output format (Default is xml).
nodata=204/404 Optional Specify which HTML status code is returned when no data is found (Default is 204).
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URL: /fdsnws/station/1/query?

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Retrieve the WADL associated with this service: application.wadl

Version: FDSN Station Service:1.1.1