Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Documentation for FCO Travel Advisory Service

This is a short documentation for British Foreign & Commonwealth Office OData service that is currently available at http://traveladvisor.cloudapp.net/TravelAdvisorService.svc/

This service provides the following datasets: Embassies, Advices and News.

Embassies


Helps you locate UK embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Data schema:

  • Title – Full name of the embassy
  • Copyright – Copyright information
  • Link – Link to FCO page with embassy details
  • Address – Embassy address
  • Phone – Embassy contact
  • OfficeHours - Opening hours
  • Web – Embassy web
  • Email – Email contact
  • Lat – Embassy latitude
  • Long – Embassy longitude
  • PubDateTime – Date when this information was published

Advices


Useful information for countries throughout the world.

Data schema:

  • Country – Country information
  • Copyright – Copyright information
  • Link – Link to RSS feed of this information
  • Summary - Summary Of Advice
  • Flag – Link to country flag
  • CustomId – Country Id used by FCO
  • SafetySecurity - Safety and Security
  • LawsCustoms - Laws And Customs
  • EntryRequirements - Entry Requirements
  • Health - Health Information
  • NaturalDisasters - Natural Disasters
  • General - General Information
  • PubDateTime – Date when this information was published

News


Latest news on important incidents that affect UK travellers.

Data schema:

  • Title – News title
  • Copyright – Copyright information
  • Link – Link to FCO page with news detail
  • Summary – Incident summary
  • Image – Link to accompanying image
  • PubDateTime – Date when this information was published

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