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FIGIS is developing web services as natural development of its open and interoperable platform based on XML, HTTP and REST.
Users and applications are now enabled to exploit the FIGIS web services for retrieving selected information in XML format from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheets.

Fact Sheet web service

URL
The description of the URL is given as a formal REST notation. The link is an example of a possible request. Parameters are indicated within "{}".
Resource Description
domain/ DomainList List of all fact sheet domains (e.g. Marine Resource, Aquatic Species, Fishing Technique, etc.)
domain/{domain} FactsheetList List of the factsheets in all languages for the given domain.
domain/{domain}/language FactsheetList
List of the factsheets for the given domain and for the given language.
domain/{domain}/language/{language} FactsheetList List of the factsheets in all languages for the given domain and language. {language code}: EN, FR, ES, AR, ZH, RU
domain/{domain}/factsheet
FactsheetList
List of the factsheets in all languages for the given domain.
domain/{domain}/factsheet/{factsheet} LanguageList
List of the available languages for that factsheet, given the domain.
domain/{domain}/factsheet/{factsheet}/language LanguageList List of the available languages, given the domain and the fact sheet.
domain/{domain}/factsheet/{factsheet} /language/{language}/xpath/{xpath}
Node The xpath result given the xpath expression, factsheet, domain, and language. The xpath expression can go up to 5 levels deep. XPath is a language for addressing parts of an XML document.
domain/{domain}/factsheet/{factsheet}/ language/{language}/xpathdescendant/{xpathdescendant} NodeList Given the name of an element, this operation returns whatever element including its descendants.

System users who want to integrate the Fact Sheet web service in their system, can use the Java based client.

Fishery Resources web service

URL Resource Description
stocksbyspecies/fao3alphacode/{fao3alphacode} StocksBySpecies Service FisheryResources with the operation StocksBySpecies. It searches through all resource factsheets referring to a certain species and builds up a list of stocks.
stocksbyfaoarea/faoarea/{faoarea} StocksByFaoArea Service FisheryResources with the operation StocksByFaoArea. It searches through all resource factsheets occurring in a certain FAO major fishing area (or sub-area, division, sub-division) or intersecting the concerning FAO area. . A list of stocks is provided as result and arranged under the sub elements Inclusion and Intersection.

 

 
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