Do you download GeoNet data from FTP? If yes, then please read on!

Published: Tue Dec 21 2021 3:08 PM

This is a friendly reminder that the GeoNet FTP (ftp://ftp.geonet.org.nz) will be fully decommissioned on the 21st of December.

So, how will I get the data now?

The new access point for data that were previously distributed via FTP is now https://data.geonet.org.nz

The table below summarises the datasets that are migrated and the new access points. Below the level specified in the table, there is no change to the path and naming structure.

Dataset FTP Address HTTPs Address
GNSS (raw data) ftp.geonet.org.nz/gnss/ https://data.geonet.org.nz/gnss/
GNSS (raw data, 1 second sampling rate) ftp.geonet.org.nz/rtgps https://data.geonet.org.nz/gnss/rinex1Hz
Tsunami Tide Gauge data (CREX data) ftp.geonet.org.nz/tsunami/data/ https://data.geonet.org.nz/coastal/crex/
Camera images ftp.geonet.org.nz/camera/ https://data.geonet.org.nz/camera
Seismic metadata (dataless seed format) ftp.geonet.org.nz/seed/ Deprecated, data provided via FDSN StationXML
Strong motion raw data (not miniseed) ftp.geonet.org.nz/strong/raw https://data.geonet.org.nz/seismic-waveform/strong-motion {*}
Strong motion processed data tp.geonet.org.nz/strong/processed https://data.geonet.org.nz/seismic-products/strong-motion/

{*} please be aware that this endpoint might soon change to data.geonet.org.nz/waveforms/strong motion

Why are the changes happening?

Data distribution or access via FTP (File Transfer Protocol) has been recognised as an IT security risk for many years now and has been deprecated by several data centres. All internet browsers have now deprecated FTP, causing our end users to not be able to access or list the GeoNet data archive using a browser.

A big thank you to many people in our Data Science and Geohazards Monitoring Department that worked on this migration. Some of them have been patiently waiting for years for this to happen and will now sleep quieter nights knowing that this risk is gone.

Need help?

If you have questions or would like assistance with these changes, please contact our support team via email or catch us on GitHub.

Attributable to: Elisabetta D’Anastasio, Science Operations Technical Lead

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