The NBN Gateway web services have been built to allow biological data from the NBN Gateway to be used in websites and applications.
Prior to 2006 the NBN Gateway website was the only way you could interact online with the huge pot of biological data contained in its central database. Now, however, NBN Gateway web services give much more flexibility in the use of the data. Web services allow the data to not only be used in web sites, but also in the software you use on your desktop.
An important point is that the policies governing what access you have to different datasets on the NBN Gateway website apply equally to the web services.
You can find more detailed information on web services here
Web Services demonstration video
You can also see our demonstration of NBN Web Services on YouTube below:
The case studies on this page highlight how NBN Web services are being used across the partnership. Click on one of the links below to find out more.
LichenIreland website includes a new mapping page for each species which has the NBN Interactive Map embedded in it.
CABI Plantwise utilises NBN web services for its new global project
Lichens in Wales
Lichens in Wales is using web services via EasyMaps
Further examples of other organisations using web services
And for the technical amongst you....
Here we have a demonstration of how to use Netbeans development environment to access the NBN Gateway's web services. It shows how the WSDL file is consumed to create proxy classes and web services references. It focuses on the DatasetSummaryList web service to illustrate how to generate code stubs in a jps page and turn them into a working example.
Are you using NBN Web Services?
If you are already using web services, we would love to add you to our list of users. Please drop an email to Graham French and let him know how you are making use of web services for your own organisation. You can also contact Graham if you want to find out more about using Web services.