The FSDNWS-Station provides access to station metadata and instrument specifics in FDSN StationXML format. Metadata can be selected on SEED network, station, location or channel identifiers in addition to spatiotemporal constraints. Metadata can be extracted at multiple levels of detail.
Making a GET request
Station metadata can be downloaded from ORFEUS EIDA using GET request by contacting the webservice address with specific request options inside the URL query. Webservice requests are generally formatted as follows:
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This URL when visited will return StationXML data including instrument response for all channels of station NL.HGN from ORFEUS Data Center.
Making a POST request
A plain-text file containing a selection list can be sent to the service. The contents of this message may contain multiple streams and traces to be downloaded. Option-value pairs are indicated once per request at the top of the message followed by a number of lines that contain SEED stream identifiers delimited by a space, followed by the trace starttime and endtime. Empty fields are marked by an asterisk.
NL HGN * * 2017-02-01T00:00:00 2017-02-01T00:01:00
Using wget to POST data
Save the example Request.txt file and use the wget command line tool to complete the request.
wget --post-file Request.txt http://www.orfeus-eu.org/fdsnws/station/1/query
This request will return StationXML response information for station NL.HGN from ORFEUS Data Center.
A question mark represents a single character, while an asterisk represents zero or more characters. Multiple items may also be retrieved using a comma separated list. SEED identifiers support wildcards and lists.
Times must be specified in the ISO-8601 format (e.g. 2017-01-01T00:00:00 or 2017-01-01) and are assumed to be in UTC.