Open interfaces of the website

You can search for news, events, projects, electronic services, announcements and basic content documents through the open Rest interface on the website.

The City of Espoo offers those interested the Rest service, whose interface follows the oData specification. For this reason, the interfaces and data content are standardised and the interfaces easier to locate. Data can also be filtered and extended in a standardised manner in data that has already been returned.

At the website, you can search for data from the whole website, a specific navigation level or by some website classification. The interface covers all three language versions of the website (Finnish, Swedish, English). The search can be limited by content type. The search parameters are described in more detail in the attachment below provided in Finnish.

The data provided by the interfaces is Atom formatted xml by default. The data can also be extracted in JSON (with parameter $format=json) and JSONP format (with parameter $callback=functionname). The content character set is utf-8.

The interface returns the basic data of the contents. The same data is always returned for all different types of contents. For an event, however, values are provided for data EventStartDate and EventEndDate that always remain empty for the other content types.

Service Information

No identification required.

The service is especially targeted at
– data adapters, application developers
– all those interested in open data possibilities.

Use of this service does not constitute a personal data file. Therefore, no description of a personal data file has been created for the service.

Data pool licence, Creative Commons 4.0

Elsewhere on the web

Open data

The City of Espoo´s open data is published in Helsinki Region Infochare (HRI) portal.

Contact information

The Corporate Group Communications is in charge of the service.