Applications (or end point users) that want to benefit from SMHI Open Data Algae Maps can use this service to retrieve map image files. The service is constructed as a REST API for easy access. The Entry point is located at https://opendata-download-algae.smhi.se/api. From here a client can traverse down by following links through the levels until a specific data resource is available. The structure is made up by the following levels. Apart from links to the different levels, there are also links to metadata and other useful resources.
All dates in the
JSON answers are in Unix time stamp.
|Category||This is the entry point of the API. Here you get a collection of links to different Versions of the API.|
|Version||Information about the Version. Here you get collections of links to different Years.|
|Year||Information about the Year and collections of links to different Months in the selected Year|
|Month||Information about a Month and collections of links to different Days in the selected Month|
|Day||Information about the Day and links to the different data files.|
|Info||A combined object with all the information about a Day (Only available in
The end result of a data query is a series of files:
- An image file showing the cyanobacteria blooms in the Baltic sea.
- A compilation image file of the past week.
- Text summaries of the bloom situation both in english and swedish.
- An info file in xml or json format with all of the above information.
For more information about how to interact with the API, see Common and Schemas for general information and the pages under Resources for more specific information, or have a look at Demo to get started.
SMHI Open Data API is published under these Terms and conditions.