GeoNet GNSS data repository: migration from FTP to HTTPs

Elisabetta D'Anastasio E.Danastasio at
Wed Dec 8 23:19:26 UTC 2021

Dear all,

I would like to remind you about the deprecation of the GeoNet (New Zealand) FTP server happening this month.

GNSS data are now available via

The old FTP address will be fully decommissioned on the 21st of December.

We would like to thank those of you who already migrated to the new data repository, we are really grateful for that.

We hope this will not cause too much disruption in your workflow and please reach out to myself, Megan or Aleksandr (in cc) if you need further assistance with the migration.

Kind regards,


From: Elisabetta D'Anastasio
Sent: Thursday, September 2, 2021 3:35 PM
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Cc: Megan Kortink <m.kortink at>; Jonathan Hanson <j.hanson at>
Subject: GeoNet GNSS data repository: migration from FTP to HTTPs

Dear all,

GeoNet (New Zealand) is migrating GNSS data access from the current FTP server (<>) to HTTPs (<>). The FTP server will be deprecated in December 2021. If you are using and downloading our data, please update your codes at your earliest convenience.

### Why we are deprecating FTP

Data distribution or access via FTP (File Transfer Protocol) has been recognised as an IT security risk for many years now, and has been deprecated by several data centres. The majority of internet browsers are also deprecating FTP (i.e.: Chrome has deprecated FTP in March 2021:, causing our end users to not be able to access or list the GeoNet data archive using a browser.

### GeoNet FTP deprecation timeline

The recommended distribution channel for our GNSS data products is now migrated from to The latter is now online.

The two access mechanisms (FTP and HTTPS) will coexist until December 2021, to allow users migration. After that date, only the HTTPs address will be available.

### Details on folder structure changes

Most of the "directory structure" is unchanged, but we have reorganized some of the endpoints that were not sitting under "gnss".

The following GNSS data products are now distributed via HTTPs

- GNSS 30s raw hourly data

- GNSS 30s daily RINEX2.11 data

- GNSS 30s hourly RINEX2.11 data

- GNSS 1sec 15 min RINEX2.11 data of a selection of stations that are streaming in real time and contributing to the LINZ's PositioNZ-Real Time network.

- GNSS metadata sitelogs (ascii format and Sopac2004 XML format)

The old and new endpoints are:

FTP url:

HTTPs url:


current FTP mount

HTTPs mount

GNSS 30s raw files



GNSS 30s rinex files, hourly



GNSS 30s rinex files, daily



GNSS 1s rinex files, 15min(*)



GNSS local site_ties



GNSS metadata in sitelog format



We hope this change will not impact your ability to access and use our data.

Please let us know if you need further details, and we will be happy to provide additional information or coordinate specific user group discussions.

Please contact us by

·         replying to this email (and including myself and Megan Kortink, both in cc)

·         using our

·         or via email at info at<mailto:info at>.

Apologies for any cross posting, and please circulate this with anyone else in your organization that might be interested.

Best regards,


Elisabetta D’Anastasio I Science Operations Technical Lead
Science Operations and Data team I Ngā Mahi me te Raraunga Pūtaiao

Data Science and Geohazards Monitoring Department

GNS Science I Te Pῡ Ao
1 Fairway Drive, Avalon 5010, PO Box 30368, Lower Hutt 5040, New Zealand

Ph +64 (0) 4 570 4744 I Mob +64 (02) 27 6655 890<> I Email: e.danastasio at<mailto:e.danastasio at>

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