A World Class Index of Geospatial Web Services and their Datasets
The largest index of its type that we know of [and we've looked], GeoSeer Services and GeoSeer Datasets are global databases of current geospatial web services. Use the pre-crawled, pre-cleaned, and conveniently packaged information within your own products, services, and research projects to solve real-world problems.
Gain Value; Realise the Benefits of Open Data
The European Commission (EC) forecasts that Open Data will provide over €75 billion in economic benefits across the EU in 2020 alone, along with many other benefits. GeoSeer's index provides an unparalleled database of geospatial Open Data services, including a vast number of EU INSPIRE providers.
XML Free and Hassle Free
We've found 222,028 services and extracted the information from them to create GeoSeer Services and GeoSeer Datasets. We also pre-clean the data to make it consistent, which means you don't need to. So you get a nice, documented, organised database that's ready to query without needing to crawl and parse countless XML documents.
Global and Current
Including services hosted by 97 countries and with global coverage, from Greenland to Antarctica, and Fiji to Kenya, we've got every corner of the world covered.
But services and datasets are in a constant state of flux, with datasets having particularly short half-lives. So we provide monthly updates to ensure you've always got the latest set of services and their respective datasets; you don't have to worry about linkrot, our data is always fresh and current.
GeoSeer Datasets - Location Extraction
GeoSeer Datasets includes 2,153,231 datasets, many of which declare bounding boxes. As well as cleaning, validating, and reprojecting these extents to WGS84 to make life easier for you, we've also used them to extract scale-appropriate textual locations for where the dataset represents, potentially down to the county level.
You can choose whether you want just the service information (GeoSeer Services), or everything, with both Dataset and Service information (GeoSeer Datasets).
Subsets are available.
Service level informationIncludes these features:
- 222,028 Current Live Services
- 167,681 Endpoints
- 5,105 Hosts
- INSPIRE metadata
- Extracted & Cleaned Information
- Number of Datasets per Service
- Relationships between Services via Endpoints, and Hosts
- Monthly Updates
The complete package; both service and dataset informationIncludes everything in GeoSeer Services, plus:
- 2,153,231 Current Live Datasets
- Extracted & Cleaned Dataset Information
- Dataset relationships with Services
- Bounding Box extents in WGS84
- Scale-appropriate textual locations
Need something else? We can create bespoke datasets based on your needsPotentially includes:
- Historical Datasets/Services
- Lookup history
- Raw XML GetCapabilities documents
- Or something else? Just ask.
There are several types of license available to suit your needs, or talk to us if you want something else. See the actual terms and conditions for the specific details.
Suitable for non-commercial research, this license lets you use the GeoSeer index for a specific non-commercial research project.
Internal Commercial License
For use by any sort of organisation that wants to use the GeoSeer index for their own internal organisational purposes, be it a corporate Web-GIS, or some Python tooling. This license lets you build corporate applications and tools around the GeoSeer index, but they can only be used/accessible within your organisation.
Public Commercial License
An all encompassing license that provides the least restricted use of the GeoSeer Licensed products. With this license you can build commercial products and services derived from GeoSeer Licensed and provide them to your customers.
Do you have sample data?
Of course! Contact us below and we'll send you a link.
What if I want something specific?
If you can't get what you need from either the GeoSeer Services or GeoSeer Datasets products then we can try and create something Bespoke. Please contact us to discuss your needs and see what we can do for you.
What format is it supplied in?
A single, fully relational SQLite database. This allows you to quickly get started using any of the many programming languages or innumerable database browsers that support it. No complicated post-processing required, you can immediately start querying it with SQL.
I don't need all of it, can I get a subset?
Definitely. You can subset by any combination of: Keywords, Host Country (that's the last part of the domain:
.com, etc.), Service Type, or for GeoSeer Datasets only, Spatial Extent (Bounding Box).
Do you offer discounts for charities/education etc?
Yes! Just like with the API, we know charities/not-for-profits/etc need to be spending their money on their core objective which is usually some form of making-the-world-a-better-place. So we try and do our bit by offering discounts to help you focus your funds where you need them.
What data is included?
All of it. Well, almost. There are some things we exclude and these are documented. But it does include services and datasets that are excluded from the GeoSeer Search and GeoSeer API for being 'meaningless'. This is why the stats for the Licensed products are higher than for the Search/API.
Fill in this form if you want to sign up or discuss your needs with us. We'll get right back to you.
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Terms and Conditions
GeoSeer Licensed has its own set of terms and conditions.