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The MSC GeoMet platform provides public access to the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) data via interoperable web services and application programming interfaces (API). Through open standards, users can freely and quickly access thousands of real-time and archived weather, climate and water datasets and products and integrate them in their domain-specific applications and decision support systems. Users can build mobile apps, create interactive web maps, and display and animate MSC data in desktop software. MSC GeoMet also enables on demand raw data clipping and reprojection, on demand format conversion and custom visualization.
Access to the MSC GeoMet services is anonymous and free of charge. These services must be accessed with software that supports geospatial web services.
The MSC GeoMet Platform consists in the following services:
GeoMet-Weather provides access to the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) weather, and environmental data via interoperable web services.
GeoMet-OGC-API provides access to the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) data via the emerging Open Geospatial Consortium standards.
GeoMet-Climate provides access to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) climate data via interoperable web services.
For further information regarding how to use MSC GeoMet services, see the following pages:
Available OGC standards
Web services are protocols designed to support machine to machine interaction over a network, and are typically utilized in a client/server computing environment made available through programmatic access, associated tools and applications.
The MSC GeoMet web services adhere to open standards ratified by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) which enable interoperability and thus make data easy to discover, access, visualize and integrate. OGC and ISO standards play an important role in WMO Information System and are supported by numerous off the shelf open source or commercial tools.
The following OGC web services are supported by MSC GeoMet:
Web Map Service
Web Map Service (WMS) is a standard protocol that allows users to request and receive geospatial map images from a server over the internet.More info
OGC API (Open Geospatial Consortium API) is a new set of standardized web APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that facilitate easy and uniform access to geospatial data and services.More info
Web Coverage Service
Web Coverage Service (WCS) is a standard protocol that enables users to request and retrieve geospatial data in the form of coverages or grids over the internet.More info
SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog
SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) is an OGC community standard that provides a common structure for describing and cataloging spatiotemporal assets.More info
- Web Map Service (WMS)
- Web Coverage Service (WCS)
- OGC API - Features
- OGC API - Coverages
- SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) (experimental)
Contact and support
Announcement mailing list
We encourage users to subscribe to the GeoMet-Info announcement mailing list to be informed of enhancements and changes to the MSC GeoMet services.
The MSC GeoMet services are operational 24/7. User support is provided on a best effort basis during normal business hours. Users requesting support are invited to contact us