JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)

From, "JSON is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language, Standard ECMA-262 3rd Edition - December 1999. JSON is a text format that is completely language independent but uses conventions that are familiar to programmers of the C-family of languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, and many others. These properties make JSON an ideal data-interchange language." Example "algorithmCode": "CSMBS", "boundingBox": { "minX": -180.0, "minY": -90.0, "maxX": 180.0, "maxY": 90.0 }, "layers": [ { "url": "" }, { "url": "" }, { "url": "" } ], "occurrenceSet": { "url": "" }, "pointsName": "Acanthocephala", "priority": "5", "ruleset": "13283.xml", "scenarioCode": "CRU_CL_1.0_x_hadley_diff", "statusModTime": "2008-05-14 18:57:47" } Explanation The example contains the meta data for a model. explains how to read this format.