Information regarding use of and/or passing on Avalanche Bulletins of the Avalanche Warning Service Tirol

 Attention: The use of data is permissible only when the source is referred to.

 

The Avalanche Bulletins are offered as an XML file with the XML schematic definition CAAML (Canadian Avalanche Association Markup Language).

 

For details about CAAML and an explanation of the standard, please see: http://caaml.org. No further elucidation is provided here.

References to Avalanche Bulletins as CAAML or PDF:

The Avalanche Bulletin and all resources which are part of it can be obtained via a REST interface (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_State_Transfer).

 

Possible queries and answers of the REST API (interface):

Inquiry (Request)ResponseLanguage

lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/latest/xml/de

or

lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/latest/xml/en

Latest avalanche bulletin as CAAML (XML)

German (de)

or

English (en)

lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/latest/pdf/de

or

lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/latest/pdf/en

Latest avalanche bulletin as PDF

German (de)

or

English (en)

lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/list/YYYY-MM-DD/en

e.g. lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/list/2017-05-01/en

XML List of links to the CAAML and PDF avalanche bulletins of one day.

Date and time format:

YYYY ... year
MM ... month
DD ... day
HH ... hour
mm ... minute
ss ... second

e.g. answer for 01.05.2017:

<bulletins xml:lang="en">
<bulletin>
<date>2017-05-01T07:30:00+0200</date>
<xml>lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/2017-05-01_073000/xml/en</xml><pdf>lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/2017-05-01_073000/pdf/en</pdf>
</bulletin>
</bulletins>

German (de)

or

English (en)

lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/list/YYYY-MM-DD/YYYY-MM-DD/en

e.g. lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/list/2017-01-01/2017-01-15/en

 

List (XML) of links to the CAAML and PDF bulletins for a specified period (date: from - to)

e.g. 01.01.2017 - 15.01.2017

 

German (de)

or

English (en)

lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/YYYY-MM-DD_HHmmss/xml/en

e.g. lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/2017-05-01_073000/xml/en

CAAML of Avalanche Bulletin for one day

e.g. 01.05.2017 for 7:30

German (de)

or

English (en)

lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/YYYY-MM-DD_HHmmss/pdf/en

e.g. lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/2017-05-01_073000/pdf/en

Avalanche Bulletin as PDF for one day

e.g. 01.05.2017 for 7:30

German (de)

or

English (en)

Details about the linked resources in CAAML file:

All data and resources, including pictograms and photos, which go into generating an Avalanche Bulletin exist in CAAML files, that is, are linked. These files are prepared in an XML element “caaml:extFiles” and within that element are labeled clearly with “gml:id” as a “caaml:fileReferenceURI”. The contents of the element are a link to the resource.

 

 

For example, a link to the diagram of danger levels for the bulletin of 01.05.2017 is:

… <caaml:BulletinMeasurements>

<caaml:extFiles>

<caaml:ExtFile gml:id="DangerRatingMapColour">

<caaml:fileReferenceURI>

https://lawine.tirol.gv.at/rest/bulletin/2017-05-01_073000/resources/colour/svg/de

</caaml:fileReferenceURI>

</caaml:ExtFile>

</caaml:extFiles>

In the following table, all possibilities of linked resources/files within one Avalanche Bulletin are listed:

gml:id Description of Ressource note
BulletinPhoto Photo accompanying bulletin
DangerRatingMapColour Danger level colour all day
DangerRatingMapColourAm Danger level colour morning only if there is a change during the day
DangerRatingMapColourPm Danger level colour afternoon only if there is a change during the day
DangerRatingMapDetail Detailed danger level map gray zones all day
DangerRatingMapDetailAm Detailed danger level map gray zones morning only if there is a change during the day
DangerRatingMapDetailPm Detailed danger level map gray zones afternoon oonly if there is a change during the day
Problem1 Pictogram Problem 1
Problem1Elevation Pictogram Altitude Problem 1
Problem1Aspect Pictogram Aspect Problem 1
Problem2 Pictogram Problem 2
Problem2Elevation Pictogram Altitude Problem 2
Problem2Aspect Pictogram Aspect Problem 2
Generallevel General symbol of danger level colour
Tendency Symbol for outlook
Pdf Link to PDF Avalanche Bulletin

Additional icons and/or photos for the Avalanche Bulletin

The general danger-level icons (colour and gray zones) can be downloaded on the icons page.