Search-Request

task=search

The Search API Request allow developers and applications to access the latest alerts published by local authorities on MapAlerter.com. Along with the compulsory parameters outlined above, there are also a series of parameters that are specific to the Search Query. 

Parameter Usage Example Required
alerter

Used to filter a local authority by a unique code

  • 69 = Cork County Council
  • 79 = Limerick City and County Council
  • 88 = Roscommon County Council
  • 92 = Waterford City and County Council
  • 95 = Wexford County Council
  • 105 = Fingal County Council
  • 2703 = Carlow County Council
  • 6702 = Kilkenny County Council
&alerter=88 No
searchterm You can filter your search to return certain keywords from the alert's Title, SMS content and Description &searchterm=water No
category

You can filter your search to return alerts from specific categories: Options include:

  • Road (Road Work Alerts, Incidents and Accidents)
  • Bridge (Bridge Lifts for Waterford City)
  • Community (Community Alerts can be for parades or other general notices)
  • Severe (Severe Weather Warnings)
  • Water (Water Service Disruptions & Boil Water Notices)
&category=severe No

Using the required parameters, the following makes up a typical Search API Request: