Gillian Sharer staff Oct. 10, 2013, 10:25 a.m.
One method of obtaining station latitude, longitude, and sensor orientation metadata is to use the IRIS DMC Metadata Aggregator (MDA). From the network list, choose the
TA network and then select the station and channel.
Another option is to use the FDSN station web service to return station metadata in an
XML format. For users unfamiliar with web services queries, the station URL builder is a user-friendly way to build a station web-service URL. On this form you can enter information for the requested station, select a level (
resp), and then click the link at the bottom of the page. Latitude and longitude information is available at both the
chan levels. Orientation information is available at the
Additional metadata is available by using the IRIS resp web service.