Warning Feed

Be proactive and avoid risks by reacting quickly to changes in weather types. Foreca's informative warning feed service provides accurate weather alerts for navigation, traffic and news services.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Cross continental - US, Europe, Australia and Japan coverage
  • Feed with the symbols - easy to interpret and implement

KEY FEATURES

  • Symbol coded warning types
  • Event severity levels
  • Validity time
  • Additional text description - multilingual support for Europe

FOR WHOM

  • Internet portals
  • Navigation solution companies

 

PROVIDED DATA

The warning information comes from various sources. The data will be made compatible witho current conditions, i.e. an extra XML tag for the queried location will be included in the response XML.

The data content includes:

  • Code for the warning type (with a finite set of enumerated values)
  • Separate code for the severity of the event (with a finite set of enumerated values)
  • "Valid from" or "release" date
  • "Valid until" or "expiry" date, after which the warning must not be shown
  • Optional text description, UTF8 encoded, no fixed limit on length, in one or more local languages; multilingual support needed for Europe
  • Attribution text field

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

The Warning feed is based on HTTP queries, which are sent to Foreca servers. Locations are identified by lat/lon coordinates. Replies are XML or delimited ASCII raw data, which is language independent. Customers must relay queries from end users/devices via central proxy servers . Foreca will open access to the query interface only for specified proxy server IP address(es). The service also assumes a random distribution of queries, i.e. it is not allowed to use Warning feed for batch mode querying of a large number of places in a busy loop. Any batch mode querying must include a 1 s delay between queries (1 QPS).

FOR DETAILED TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND PRICING PLEASE CONTACT SALES@FORECA.COM