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 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