MapAlerter Developer API

If you are a web developer and wish to reuse the MapAlerter content then you should visit our dedicated MapAlerter API website over on https://api.mapalerter.com. You will need to apply for an API key for your web domain.

The aim of our API is to allow developers to access our alert data through their own applications such as Mobille Apps, widgets and many more. We provide our data as XML, JSON and JSONP to reflect our belief in Open Data. Data is retrieved by sending a HTTP(S) GET request to a URL with a required API key, the response format, a task parameter, and query parameter(s).

The API is delivered as a series of GET requests with various parameters allowing you to only access the information that interests you and your audience. For example, you can refine our alert data so that it will only include results from Wexford County Council. Similarly you can refine results to only include Flood Alerts and Severe Weather Warnings if you are interested in consuming our data for a severe weather alert system.

All alerts posted on MapAlerter include geographic information. We are happy to share the GIS boundaries and layer information for each alert in a structured manner such as a delimited list of coordinates. For ease of use we also post the number of coordinates per alert boundary.

Our documentation is listed below and is straightforward to follow. We use a neat coloured structure when we include examples of how the API in action, for example:

This is an example of an XML response:
<mapalert><entry>
<id>661</id>
<title>Water Interruption Notice - Thurs 1st Oct. 2015</title>
<created_by>2703</created_by>
<SMS>Water Interruption Notice 3pm-6pm Thurs 1st Oct. 2015 Askea Area, Carlow</SMS>
<category>water</category>
<latitude>52.8362024000</latitude>
<longitude>-6.9091159000</longitude>
<coordstring>-6.9091,52.8362024;-6.90917,52.83561;-6.90934,52.83501;</coordstring>
<coordcount>3</coordcount>
<Day>1</Day>
<Month>10</Month>
<Year>2015</Year>
<Hour>14</Hour>
<Minute>21</Minute>
<bitly>http://bit.ly/N3KQFx</bitly>
</entry>
</mapalert>

We are happy to extend our API to suit the needs of the developer community in any way we can. There is an API limit request that is currently set at 25000 requests per day. The MapAlerterAPI is currently in Beta and is subject to some changes and improvements over time. All registered API account holders will be notified if anything changes with the request structures/responses.

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