OpenFEMA API Explorer IPAWS Alerts Repository Pulled From The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Aggregator (CAPv1.2)


Name Description
Sent Date The time and date of the origination of the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Scope The code denoting the intended distribution of the alert message. Code Values: Public - For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Original XML Message The container for all component parts of the alert XML message. Please note that the original XML message as delivered by the API in a JSON format contains encoded content. That is, certain characters, double quotes for example, are escaped such that the original format is preserved. This content can be decoded with JSON parsers, computer languages, and some web browsers to see the raw XML format. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Code The code denoting the special handling of the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Source The text identifying the source of the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Message Type The code denoting the nature of the alert message. Code Values: Alert -Initial information requiring attention by targeted recipients; Update -Updates and supersedes the earlier message(s) identified in ; Cancel - Cancels the earlier message(s) identified in ; Ack -Acknowledges receipt and acceptance of the message(s) identified in . For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Restriction The text describing the rule for limiting distribution of the restricted alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Addresses The group listing of intended recipients of the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Search Geometry This field includes the GeoJSON of all of the well formed geometries found in the info.area fields (polygon and circle). This field is included to facilitate geospatial queries to find alerts
Status The code denoting the appropriate handling of the alert message. Code Values: Actual - Actionable by all targeted recipients; Exercise - Actionable only by designated exercise participants; exercise identifier SHOULD appear in ; System -For messages that support alert network internal functions. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Sender The identifier of the sender of the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Information The container for all component parts of the info sub-element of the alert message as an array. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Identifier The identifier of the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
COG ID The COG Identifier Associated with the COG Profile
Info.Language The code denoting the language of the info sub-element of the alert message
References The group listing identifying earlier message(s) referenced by the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Incidents The group listing naming the referent incident(s) of the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Note The text describing the purpose or significance of the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Info.ResponseType The code from the element denoting the type of action for the target audience for the alert message (See CAPv1.2 standard for code values)
Info.Category The code from the element denoting the category associated with the subject event of the alert message (See CAPv1.2 standard for code values)
Info.Event The text from the element denoting the type of the subject event associated with the alert message
Info.Severity The code from the element denoting the severity associated with the subject event of the alert message (See CAPv1.2 standard for code values)
Info.Urgency The code from the element denoting the urgency associated with the subject event of the alert message (See CAPv1.2 standard for code values)
Info.Audience The text describing the intended audience of the alert message
Info.Certainty The code from the element denoting the certainty associated with the subject event of the alert message (See CAPv1.2 standard for code values)
Info.Effective The effective time of the information of the alert message
Info.EventCode The code from the element identifying the event type of the alert message. The data is transformed from the original format of valueName value {valueName: value} to better align with JSON structures. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Info.Onset The expected time of the beginning of the subject event of the alert message
Info.Expires The expiry time of the information of the alert message
Info.SenderName The text from the element naming the originator of the alert message
Info.Instruction The text describing the recommended action to be taken by recipients of the alert message
Info.Headline The text headline from the element of the alert message. If the value for element is not included in the alert, the following text shall be persisted in the metadata record and returned in the message list: 'No Headline'
Info.Description The text describing the subject event of the alert message
Info.Web The identifier of the hyperlink associating additional information with the alert message
Info.Resource The container for all component parts of the resource sub-element of the info sub-element of the alert element
Info.Contact The text describing the contact for follow-up and confirmation of the alert message
Info.Parameter A system specific additional parameter associated with the alert message. The data is transformed from the original format of valueName value {valueName: value} to better align with JSON structures. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Event Code This field includes all of the event Codes from each of the info objects contained in the alert. Each info object still maintains its own event codes. This is used to facilitate searches for any alerts that may contain a specific eventCode. The code from the element identifying the event type of the alert message. The data is transformed from the original format of valueName value {valueName: value} to better align with JSON structures. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Resource.Size The integer indicating the size of the resource file. Approximate size of the resource file in bytes
Resource.URI The identifier of the hyperlink for the resource file
Resource.derefUri Deference URI - file that is converted into machine readable, base 64 coding for image, or mp3 file
Resource.Digest The code representing the digital digest ('hash') computed from the resource file
Resource.Description The text describing the type and content of the resource file
Resource.MimeType The identifier of the MIME content type and sub-type describing the resource file
References.Sender The identifier of the sender of the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
References.Identifier The identifier of the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
References.Sent The time and date of the origination of the alert message. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Area.Circle The paired value of a point and radius defining a circle that delineates the affected area of the alert message. A value shall be persisted in a single metadata record as a Boolean (Metadata value shall be 'Y' or 'N'), indicating the existence or non-existence of circle data. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Info.Area The container for all component parts of the area sub-element of the info sub-element of the alert message
Area.areaDesc The text from the element describing the affected area of the alert message (See Note-2)
Area.Polygon The paired value of points defining a polygon that delineates the affected area of the alert message. A value shall be persisted in a single metadata record as a Boolean (Metadata value shall be 'Y' or 'N'), indicating the existence or non-existence of polygon data. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Area.Geocode The geographic code in the element delineating the affected area of alert message. The data is transformed from the original format of valueName value {valueName: value} to better align with JSON structures. For additional information on the metadata, please see the IPAWS Data Dictionary URL: https://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.pdf
Area.Altitude The specific or minimum altitude of the affected area of the alert message
Area.Ceiling The maximum altitude of the affected area of the alert message
ID Unique ID assigned to the record

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