International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks

Thread: StationXML 1.0 reference documents on site

Started: Dec. 24, 2012, 4:34 p.m.
Last activity: Dec. 24, 2012, 4:34 p.m.
Sleeman, Reinoud (KNMI)
Dec. 24, 2012, 4:34 p.m.
Dear WG-II members,

Thank you for a all your work and feedback to the proposed FDSN StationXML.
The first official version (v1.0) is released now and includes the changes relative to
the 0.9 release as discussed earlier within this WG.

FDSN StationXML V1.0 is available here:

Please feel free to discuss any items concerning this first official version at any
time within this WG.

This new format definition for the exchange of metadata within our community
essentially denotes the 'end of life' of the dataless SEED format, which has been
succesfully in use now for about 25 years ! Although dataless SEED will not be
phased out easily as many of our software is ported to it, I expect that StationXML
will eventually replace dataless SEED in our daily (work)life. You are encouraged
to use and promote the new standard as much as possible !

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you,