BoM releases web API for GeoFabric

By on 17 December, 2013

BOM_Geofabric_630

Users of the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BoM) Geofabric data can now use a range of proprietary and non-proprietary GIS software, including Google Earth, or their preferred programming language to access Geofabric data via a web application programming interface (API).

The Geofabric registers spatial relationships between important hydrological features such as rivers, water bodies, aquifers and monitoring points.

Web services allow computer systems to interact with the Geofabric over the internet providing interoperability for the product across multiple platforms. For the Geofabric, the services are provided as Web Map Services (WMS) and Web Feature Services (WFS – simple features) and they comply with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards.

A user guide [PDF link] has been developed to explain how to configure a WMS and WFS connection to the Geofabric. Guidance is available for the following GIS software, all of which support the OGC standards:

  • Google Earth
  • User-friendly Desktop Internet GIS (uDIG)
  • Quantum GIS (QGIS)
  • MapInfo
  • ESRI ArcGIS Desktop

You can learn more, as well as access the Geofabric and web services at the Bureau of Meteorology website.

You may also like to read:


, , , , , , ,


Newsletter

Sign up now to stay up to date about all the news from Spatial Source. You will get a newsletter every week with the latest news.

LINZ geospatial and property milestones in 2022–23
More than 3 million property searches and more than 100,000 ...
New guidelines released for IGS network CORS
The International GNSS Service guidelines are for owners and...
QuantX secures $750,000 for quantum-secured PNT R&D
The project will seek to harness quantum tech to guarantee t...
blackshark.ai raises an extra US$15 million
Series A round investment in the geospatial intelligence com...
Tilt-compensated RTK GNSS receiver
Emlid has announced what it says is the most powerful and fl...