General API use
Help! I am getting 429 Too Many Requests! What am I doing wrong?
If you're still getting 429s, you are probably hitting us with too much traffic and have been blacklisted. Please contact us for advice on how to enhance your calm.
Now I'm suddenly getting "403 Forbidden"! Why am I blocked?
Newer services like Locationforecast/2.0 have stricter rules and will block instead of throttle if the User-Agent is missing or generic.
On the other hand it can also mean you have been found to break the TOS in other ways and have been blacklisted, e.g. by pretending to be another website or client.
Do you support unencrypted HTTP requests?
No, since version 3 we only support HTTPS for security reasons. Since this is somewhat inconvenient when using the site we will redirect legitimate HTTP requests from browsers to HTTPS on an experimental basis. However, if we detect traffic where every HTTPS call is preceded by a HTTP call, this is likely to be blocked.
What does restrictions on some data mean?
Some data referred to in the documentation is not freely available, mostly because the data is not ours. We have the right to use the data, but not to distribute them. This is marked in the documentation for each product in a section called Restrictions. For more information regarding this issue, please see our Licensing and Data Policy.
Do you support gzip compression of HTTP data?
Yes. We will serve gzip compressed data of appropriate MIME types. See General Usage for more information.
Earlier you used semicolons as parameter separators in the query string, now you're using ampersands. What's the deal?
Semicolons were introduced as an optional alternative to ampersands
after requests from developers using badly designed tools for parsing
and generating XML. Since the semicolon did not need to be escaped in
XML (unlike the ampersand which had to be coded as
&), this made
generating URLs easier, completely ignoring that they should instead
be url-encoded as
%3B instead (and thus opening another kind of worms
when these two cases had to be handled differently).
According to the new HTML5 specification, semicolon is no longer accepted as a valid parameter separator. This actually means that a request using unescaped semicolons in the query string must be processed differently for a HTML5 server than for HTML 4.x. For this reason we have reverted to the standard usage.
Q. Are historic measurements or historic predictions for the solar energy that
reaches the earth surface and if yes how can we access them?
Choose the files with the following name:
Observational data (FIXME)
Noen som vet om vi interpolerte observasjonsdata eksternt tilgjengelig noe sted, fx på thredds? Kan ikke finne noe der, men mener å ha sett det som WMS. Det finnes også på SeNorge, hvor jeg antar det er vi som leverer data:
Ja det er vi som leverer som leverer til senorge og dataene finnes på thredds. I hvilken sammenheng er dette?
Se svar fra Christian Lussana hos oss om tilgang til interpolerte data:
Hi, real-time data are available here (PREC1d=daily precipitation; TEMP1d=daily averaged temperature; data for day D encompass the time interval from day D-1 0600 UTC to day D 0600 UTC): http://thredds.met.no/thredds/catalog/metusers/senorge2/seNorge2/provisional_archive/catalog.html
Here you find the archives : http://thredds.met.no/thredds/catalog/metusers/senorge2/seNorge2/archive/catalog.html
Here archives of seNorge2 based on MET Norway data + ECA&D data: http://thredds.met.no/thredds/catalog/metusers/senorge2/seNorge2_download_datasets/release_17.08/catalog.html
xgeo.no and senorge.no are also possible options.
Cheers, Cristian2020-04-15, Geir Aalberg