This page illustrates the DescribeSensor Operation for the SCHeMA SOS Service. This operation allows clients to retrieve information about the SCHeMA sensors/procedures. The DescribeSensor Operation supports HTTP/GET and HTTP/POST request methods. For further info see the list of DescribeSensor parameters for more details.

Request via HTTP/GET
Service
SOS
Request
DescribeSensor
Version
1.0.0
Output Format
text/xml
Procedure
HTTP/GET Request URL:
Request via HTTP/POST
Service URL
http://dataportal.schema-ocean.eu/service/wssos.asmx/SOS
Procedure
XML to send via POST
PARAMETERS DESCRIPTION
Request

The input parameters for DescribeSensor operation include:

Input Name Description
Mandatory
service Service name (SOS)
Yes
request Operation name (DescribeSensor)
Yes
version Service version (1.0.0)
Yes
outputFormat Response format (MIME type) for DescribeSensor.
Yes
procedure Used to query DescribeSensor for sensors (instruments).
Yes
Response

The response to a DescribeSensor request is a Sensor Model Language (SensorML) document that describes the sensor system. A mandatory DescribeSensor response for SCHeMA procedure shall return:

  • platform identifiers (platformID, name, manufacturer)
  • platform geographic location
  • list of observed properties

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