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Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data

Web service APIs provided by MRData.usgs.gov

29 APIs are available for use:
Data sets in a bounding rectangle
Given a geographic bounding rectangle, provides a list of data resources with records that lie within those bounds.
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/general/in-bounds.php
Data records near a geographic location
Given a geographic location or bounding rectangle, provides links to individual data records that are near the location given or within the bounding rectangle.
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/general/near-point.php
Complete data record in XML
Given a data set and record identifier, returns an XML representation of the full data record
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/to-xml.php
Complete data record in JSON
Given a data set and record identifier, returns a JSON (in most cases conforming to GeoJSON) representation of the full data record
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/to-json.php
Data catalog records for a topic category
Given a thesaurus term identifier, returns catalog records of scientific data resources pertinent to the category identified by the thesaurus term
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/catalog/records-matching.php
MRDS records within a geographic rectangle
Given a geographic bounding rectangle, returns complete data for records located within that area
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/search-bbox.php
NURE sediment samples within a geographic rectangle
Given a geographic bounding rectangle, returns complete data for records located within that area
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/nure/sediment/search-bbox.php
NURE water samples within a geographic rectangle
Given a geographic bounding rectangle, returns complete data for records located within that area
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/nure/water/search-bbox.php
NGDB rock samples within a geographic rectangle
Given a geographic bounding rectangle, returns complete data for records located within that area
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/ngdb/rock/search-bbox.php
NGS sediment samples within a geographic rectangle
Given a geographic bounding rectangle, returns complete data for records located within that area
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/geochem/search-bbox.php
MRDS records whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/search-by-name.php
ARDF records whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/ardf/search-by-name.php
VMS deposits whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/vms/search-by-name.php
Sediment-hosted Zn-Pb deposits whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/sedznpb/search-by-name.php
SedEx-MVT deposits whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/sedexmvt/search-by-name.php
Porphyry Cu deposits whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/porcu/search-by-name.php
Sediment-hosted Cu deposits whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/sedcu/search-by-name.php
Ni-Cr PGE deposits whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/nicrpge/search-by-name.php
Carbonatite deposits whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/carbonatite/search-by-name.php
REE deposits whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/ree/search-by-name.php
Ni-Co laterite deposits whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/laterite/search-by-name.php
Phosphate deposit records whose names match a search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/phosphate/search-by-name.php
Podiform Chromite deposits whose names match search text
Given the name of a mine, prospect, or occurrence, returns data records of sites whose names match
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/podchrome/search-by-name.php
SGMC map unit name at a geographic location
Given a geographic point location, returns as text the name and database identifier of the geologic unit in which the point lies
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/point-unit.php
SGMC map unit details at a geographic location
Given a geologic unit identifier, returns descriptive information about the unit
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/sgmc-unit.php
Soil geochemical landscape samples within a geographic rectangle
Given a geographic bounding rectangle, returns complete data for records located within that area
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/ds-801/search-bbox.php
Alaska geochemical samples within a geographic rectangle
Given a geographic bounding rectangle, returns complete data for records located within that area. Includes best-value estimates for each analyzed chemical element.
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/agdb/search-bbox.php
Geographic areas intersecting a bounding box
Given a bounding box, return the well known geographic areas that intersect the box. Coordinates will be interpreted as geographic latitude and longitude WGS84.
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/atlas/point.php
Catalog record details
Given a catalog record identifier, show citation information, category terms, bounding coordinates, OGC web services, download links, and browse graphics.
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/catalog/record.php

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