Dear Working Group II members,
The requirements for a next generation format (NGF) <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ymAe9v1rUuucpY7ai5ilKsD7V1ejwt6GxQQmJ5IevDI/edit> include "A new method of identifying a time series is required for NGF". Any group wishing to develop a prototype for a NGF must use such an identifier. Furthermore, the recently adopted StationXML 1.1 specification contains a "sourceID" attribute that may contain the same identifiers.
At the IRIS DMC we have developed a sp…