Glossary

  • admin code: Administrative area code.  Default is no admin code filter.
  • alias: Alternate names that are used to account for common alternate spellings (Saint Louis, St. Louis, St Louis), historical names (Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon), and accepted alternate names (Derry, Londonderry).  Inclusion of aliases in search results can be controlled by setting the Alias enumeration value.  Enumeration values: Never, Always, NoOfficialMatchFound.  Default value set to NoOfficialMatchFound.
  • API hostname: For production purposes only, use http://api.accuweather.com/...
  • API key: Unique client code used for identification and authorization purposes.  Gateway for access to the API.  Contact AccuWeather to receive an API key.
  • APIdev hostname: For development purposes only, use http://apidev.accuweather.com/...
  • basin ID: Identifying a basin for tropical data: North Atlantic = AL, Eastern Pacific = EP, NorthWest Pacific, = NP, SouthWestern Pacific  = SP, North Indian = NI, South Indian = SI
  • City ID: Unique ID that can be used to search for a specific location. This may also be referred to as the locationkey.
  • Constituent Country: A country which makes up a part of a larger country, or federation. The United Kingdom is made of 4 constituent countries. They are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • country code: Two character country code.  Default is no country code filter. 
  • depression ID: Depression number associated with a tropical cyclone. 
  • details: Boolean value (true or false) specifies whether or not to include the full object.  Default value set to false.  (For location searches, details = true will return AccuWeather related details).
  • end: Date indicating the end date of a range.
  • GMT Offset: The difference in hours from GMT.
  • group: Integer indicates the number of cities to return with the request.  Current supported values are 50, 100, and 150.
  • IP address: Internet protocol address. A numeric code that identifies a device connected to the internet.
  • JSON: JavaScript Object Notation
  • limit: Integer indicates the number of resources to return with the request.  Default value set to 25.
  • Location key: Unique ID that can be used to search for a specific location.
  • Localization: The process of translating information into different languages or adapting a product for a specific country or region. Within the API setting, this term is used to represent languages, including the localized dialects.
  • max: Integer specifies the total list size.  This cannot exceed 100.  Default value set to 100
  • offset: Integer along with the limit determines the first resource to return.  Default value set to 0.
  • Poi type: Point of interest type.  Available types: amusement park, aquarium, art, balloon, stadium, botanical, brewery, winery, vineyard, distillery, building, casino, driving range, embassy, observatory, performing arts, planetarium, resort, shopping, zoo, tennis, sports, racing, polo, ski, camp, county park, national park, nature preserve, state park, waterfall, bridge, historic, monument/ statue, museum, state capitol, random, airports, Olympics.  Default is all poi types included.
  • q: Input text to search.
  • Rank: Number applied to locations set by factors such as population, political importance, and geographic size.  Location search results are returned in rank order.  A lower rank number represents a city of larger population, political importance, an important location of commerce or larger geographic size. A rank value of "10" would be considered the highest ranking location.
  • Resolution: Measure of the sharpness of an image.  This can be found as a parameter for the Imagery API.  
  • REST: REpresentational State Transfer
  • start: Date indicating the start date of a range.
  • Verified Location: A term used to describe a location that has been verified by our primary location data provider. For searches that return multiple results, verified locations will always be returned at the top of the list. Only verified locations will be used in GeoLookup and AutoComplete searches. Also, only verified locations will be supported for localizations (translations). An unverified location can be added to the verified list, provided that there is credible information to confirm the latitude/longitude, name, country, and primary administrative code.