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USGS National Water Information System API

The USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) provides a suite of APIs to facilitate the automated sharing of water monitoring data. The USGS NWIS APIs provide information on all monitoring locations within a given geographic area and can also retrieve water-quality measurements by site. All data is provided by the NWISWeb database.

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USGS National Water Information System: Highlights

Summary
Water quality data service
Category
Science
Tags
Protocols
SOAP, REST
Data Formats
XML
API home
http://qwwebservices.usgs.gov/ 

USGS National Water Information System: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://qwwebservices.usgs.gov/Station
WSDL
http://qwwebservices.usgs.gov/Station?wsdl

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
None  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.usgs.gov/  
Managed By
U.S. Geological Survey  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
Unspecified  
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
None given 
Terms of Service
www.usgs.gov/laws/privacy.html 

Security

Authentication Model
None 
SSL Support
 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
qwwebservices.usgs.gov/technical-documentation.htm... 
Console URL
qwwebservices.usgs.gov/portal.html 

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