Carehome notification visualisation
working on assumed data structure with mock notifications, drawing care home locations from
Set up using node/npm. Get it here if you don't have it: https://nodejs.org/en/download/ When node is set up, run this command in your root folder to set up dependencies:
The only significant dependency is the CSV to json node package - all other remove packages are loaded via CDN. This includes:
- leaflet for mapping.
- jquery for AJAX calls and managing promises
The APIs used in this prototype are:
- The CQC data API, to glean care home locations in postcode form
- Postcodes.io: https://api.postcodes.io/postcodes/DA1%202EB - used to convert care home postcodes into genuine lat/long pairs to place on the map.
- https://crossorigin.me/ - this API is used to wrap the CQC data API, as the CQC data API does not appear to support CORS requests. This is a potential point of failure, and sometimes results on 503 responses. Ideally amending the CQC data API to include an
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *header would enable webapps to successfully use the API without the crossorigin.me wrapper.