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Locations API specification

This document describes endpoints, parameters and responses for the Locations service.

Overview

The service is backend by 2 document types, city and region, stored in Elasticsearch indices. A region mainly has a name (localised into various languages), and a geometry describing its physical shape on the Earth in GeoJSON. A city has the same plus its centroid (point on the Earth), id of a region it belongs to, and population. The task of the service is to retrieve a city/list of cities (by id, closest to given lat-lon coordinates, ...), filling in associated region name and selecting proper translation.

Response Types

Base for all responses is the CityResponse entity. Kotlin and typescript definitions and json example follow.

// Kotlin
data class CityResponse(
    @ApiModelProperty(allowableValues = "ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code")
    val countryIso: String,
    val id: Long,
    val isFeatured: Boolean,
    val name: String,
    val regionName: String
)
// TypeScript
type CityResponse = {
    countryIso: string, //ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code
    id: number,
    isFeatured: boolean,
    name: string,
    regionName: string
}
// JSON example
{
    "countryIso": "CZ",
    "id": 12348923,
    "isFeatured": true,
    "name": "Brno",
    "regionName": "Brňenský kraj"
}

Note that the name and regionName properties will always be localized based on the given language request parameter.

When response code is anything other than 200 the response takes this shape:

{
    message?: string // additional information when response code != 200
}

Endpoints

All params are required unless specified otherwise by the ? suffix.

GET /city/v1/get

Returns a city of given id.

  • query params
    • id: integer
    • language: string two-letter language code. (eg. cs)
  • response codes
    • 404 City of given id does not exist.
  • response
CityResponse

GET /city/v1/closest

Returns a single city that is closest to the coordinates. If coordinates are not given we fallback to IP geo-location to find the closest featured city.

  • query params
    • lat?: double latitude in decimal degrees with . as decimal separator.
    • lon?: double longitude in decimal degrees with . as decimal separator.
    • language: string two-letter language code. (eg. cs)
  • response codes
    • 400 Only one of lat and lon is given or one of them is out of bounds.
  • response
CityResponse

GET /city/v1/associatedFeatured

For a given city id returns the closest featured city.

  • query params
    • id: integer
    • language: string two-letter language code. (eg. cs)
  • response codes
    • 404 City of given id does not exist.
  • response
CityResponse

GET /city/v1/search

Returns list of matching cities. The response is limited to 10 cities and no pagination is provided. We believe we will return the correct result at the top. Otherwise the user have to provide more specific query string. The list is not guaranteed to be non-empty even with 200 response code.

  • query params
    • query: string the search query
    • language: string two-letter language code. (eg. cs)
    • countryIso?: string ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code. Can be used to limit scope of the search to a given country.
  • response codes
    • 400 - The query string is not given or is empty.
  • response
{   
    cities: [CityResponse], // array of up to 10 cities
}

GET /city/v1/featured

Returns a list of all featured cities. Order of the list is indicative and should be translated to UI.

  • query params
    • language: string two-letter language code. (eg. cs)
  • response
{   
    cities: [CityResponse], // array of all featured cities
}