IRIS Data Management System to Host Short Course on Web Services on Monday, December 5

The IRIS Data Management System will host the short course, "Web services: A powerful new method of accessing data from the IRIS DMC, " on December 5 in San Francisco.

The half-day session will include:

  • a description of the web services currently available at the IRIS DMC and how you can use them to access data and information;
  • demonstration of command-line scripts that can be used to request waveform data, metadata, instrument responses and event information;
  • an introduction to the IRIS Java Web Services Library that can be used to request these fundamental data types and make them available in a Java environment;
  • a summary of our plans to support direct access to data from within a MATLAB(r) environment; and
  • a review of other resources available to request data via web services such as ObsPy for the Python programming environment.

Time: Monday, December 5, 2011 from 8:30AM to noon.
Location: The MOMA room at the Palomar Hotel, 12 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

To register for the short course and for more information, please visit http://www.iris.edu/workshops/2011/DMCShortCourseAGU/. Registration closes on Friday, December 2. NOTE: The session may be cancelled if not enough people register.

For more information on the DMC's current web service offerings, please visit http://www.iris.edu/ws/.