Although every API query returns station metadata, such as
TIMEZONE, to receive the complete listing of just metadata, we can query it directly with the request
/stations/metadata?. By doing so we can query for many more stations at a time without worrying about running into a restriction or limitation. This can allow us to get useful information about all the stations for a certain state(s) or network(s).
Here’s an example of using Python to make a metadata query to get the latitude and longitude coordinates for two networks and then plot them onto Google Maps:
This query will return an
.html file that, when opened in your web browser, looks like this: