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About OpenSearch service
This service provides the ability to search for places indexed by the UNSDI Spatial Identifier Reference Framework (SIRF).
The service uses OpenSearch to deliver stable URL identifiers and information for places indexed from multiple sources. More details for each place together with cross references between places in different indexes are provided using Linked Data. This search capability is one element of the SIRF API. Visit the SIRF portal to see these mechanisms in action.
SIRF is in a pilot phase and is being developed through a CSIRO and AusAID funded project to support Social Protection in Indonesia. The project aims to improve the availability and integration of information based on the use of spatial identifiers to assist in the delivery of critical social services where they are needed most. The project supports UN Global Pulse initiative. Geoscience Australia is funding work to publish Australian gazetteer through SIRF.
CSIRO Open Access User Rights Agreement
This Open Access User Rights Agreement (URA) sets out the conditions on which you are permitted to access and use the Information Service and any Data available through it.There is no charge for access to the Information Service or use of the Data in accordance with this URA. If you do not comply with this URA, you are not permitted to access and use the Information Service or any Data unless you have a separate written agreement with us or the relevant rights holders.This URA is a legally enforceable agreement between you and us.
API call details
The following HTTP request is used to obtain the data from the SIRF OpenSearch web service and may be used by third-party applications.