CEQD v1.0 An MFC class
to support retrieval of recent Earthquake data from the USGS
The class provides for retrieval of recent Earthquake
information from the USGS (United States Geological Survey) via the finger
- Simple and clean C++
- The interface provided is
synchronous which provides an easier programming model than using
- The code does not rely on the
MFC socket classes. These classes have a number of shortcomings, one of
which causes problems when they are used in NT services.
- The code can be used in a
console application without any problems (Again this is not the case for the
MFC socket classes).
- A configurable timeout for the
connection can be set through the main class method.
zip file contains the CEQD source code and a
simple console program which exercises the class.
- You are allowed to include the source code in
any product (commercial, shareware, freeware or otherwise) when your product
is released in binary form.
- You are allowed to modify the source code in
any way you want except you cannot modify the copyright details at the top
of each module.
- If you want to distribute source code with
your application, then you are only allowed to distribute versions released
by the author. This is to maintain a single distribution point for the
V1.0 (18 October 1999)
20 December 2005
- Please note that this code is now obsolete because the
USGS no longer provide the finger service which this code depends on. If you
want to obtain earthquake information for your application, I would suggest
that your code download and parse
ftp://hazards.cr.usgs.gov/cnss/quake as a replacement for my code. You
can use the Wininet or WinHHTP APIs to accomplish this. Thanks to Sam Hobbs
for reporting this. If enough people request a replacement for CEQD, then I
may consider writing a replacement class.