Can data be downloaded or accessed via an API?
An API to access Active Places facility data does not presently exist.
An API to access Active Places facility is something we are working on. Our intention is to establish APIs to allow full integration into back end GIS systems or other databases held by local authorities or other partners. Unfortunatley we are not in a position to provide timescales on availability but will update the FAQs as soon as they are ready.
Presently Active Places Facility data can be downloaded either via:
1) – Active Places Power reports (most likely the Detailed Report) for a given area of interest, which will create a snapshot report that can be downloaded as a single csv file. The single csv file contains a standard set of fields including Easting and Northing grid coordinates.
2) – Active Places Open Data (see APP webpage footer - no login required) which includes all facilities EXCEPT those that are: closed, under construction, planned or are marked as private on the database.
Active Places Open Data is available as CSV flat files and JSON format, both of which are updated on a nightly basis. (Note this replaces the version previously available via the spogo website, which was decommissioned in January 2015.)