FloodAlerts API for England and Wales

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Shoothill Limited
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Shoothill’s FloodAlerts API for England and Wales

The flood service (and API) is based on technology developed by Shoothill.

The service provides secure programmatic access to the Environment Agency Flood data and returns this data in either XML or JSON formats. The service’s data is updated every 15 minutes and provides the following capabilities:

Current full list of Flood Alerts – all flood alerts in force by the Environment Agency
Current full list of Flood Alerts filtered by Severity – All flood alerts that are of a specific state. States include Severe, Warning and Alert.
Current Tile set ID for the current Flood Alerts Tile Layer – Provides access to a tile layer for use on Web mapping platforms. The tile layer shows the extent of the flood warnings currently in force.
Get Proximity Flood Alerts by Lat\Long\Radius – Gets current flood alerts that are within a certain distance from a supplied latitude and longitude.
Current List of Polygon IDs that are flooding – Gives a list of all currently in force flood polygons.
Get Static map of area being flooded by Lat\Long – Gets a static map of current flood alerts.
Request full Polygon set ID – Gets the Identifier of a group of Polygons that are currently flooding.

System data – these methods give the underlying data on which the live alerting is built.

Get full set of Flood Area Polygon coordinates – All possible flood alert polygons, this is an offline list and is updated every few months by the EA.

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