Web Service URL Generation Tool
This tool provides a simple way to generate syntactically correct URLs to use with the USGS REST web service. Use it to get comfortable with the service before creating your own applications. Press the question mark icon for help with a particular field.
URL argument names and values are not case sensitive, ex:
?stateCd=ny, ?STATECD=ny, ?statecd=NY can all be used and
Simply enter the values you want in the fields below. Press Generate the URL button at the bottom to get the resulting URL. To see the results in your browser, next press the Run the Generated URL button.
Caution: queries that return large sets of data may cause your browser to slow down or lock as it attempts to download and format large sets of data for display. When testing services in a browser, it is suggested that you create queries that should return relatively small sets of data. When creating an application you will typically use a program like curl, wget or the Windows task scheduler to retrieve data, which should acquire data more quickly than a browser.