Learn how to access data via APIs and leverage OpenTopography services for your applications.
NOTE: As of Oct 1st, 2020, OpenTopography’s old Global Datasets API has been deprecated. Please transition to the new API documented above.
Bounding box-based catalog search of topography datasets hosted by OpenTopography
CSW (Catalogue Service for the Web) is an OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) specification that defines common interfaces to discover, browse, and query metadata about data and services. OpenTopography provides access to its data catalog via the CSW standard. Any client supporting the CSW standard can integrate the OpenTopography CSW endpoint.
OpenTopography CSW OpenTopography's CSW endpoints are implemented using the open source Esri Geoportal Server with support for the OGC CS-W 2.0.2 standard. It supports REST, GeoRSS, OpenSearch, CSW, ATOM, GeoJSON, KML, and HTML to expose content from the catalog service to external clients.
GetCapabilities The GetCapabilities operation provides CSW clients with service metadata about the CSW service as an XML document.
For more supported operations please follow the sample requests shown on https://github.com/Esri/geoportal-server/wiki/Catalog-Service and geoportal server as a Broker help document for the different service protocols supported using the base URL
The Elevation Point Query Service returns the elevation in international feet or meters for a specific latitude/longitude (NAD 1983) point from the USGS 3DEP 1/3 arc-second layer hosted at the NGTOC.
This web service from the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) is used by OpenTopography's GMRT dataset interface. OpenTopography generates the proper service call based on user input through our user interface and downloads the result to our servers. Then, we perform additional processing as requested by the user, such as visualizations and hydrologic analysis. More information on the GMRT web service is available on the MGDS website.